WASHINGTON, DC - Byzantine Catholic faithful from across the United States joined in the annual 400,000 strong March for Life on Friday, January 22nd to protest the 1973 Supreme Court decision allowing the murder of children in the womb via abortion. We pray that the merciful Lord will touch the hearts of our political leaders with respect for life from conception to natural death.

Here are a few photos:

March for Life 2010

ByzanTEENs for Life and the seminarians from SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary in Pittsburgh. In the foreground (gray hair, light blue scarf and purple hat) is His Grace, Bishop JOHN of Parma.

March for Life 2010 Seminarians from St. Josaphat Ukrainian Greek Catholic Seminary in Washington, DC were not far away.

March for Life 2010 400,000 witnesses for life!
A pdf with texts for a Divine Liturgy for Life can be found at this link. sexlviv.com/en/article/sex_dating_lviv-13

Transfiguration

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, * showing Your glory to Your Disciples as far as they were able to bear it. * Through the prayers of the Mother of God, * let Your everlasting Light shine also upon us sinners. * O Giver of Light, glory to You! (Troparion, Tone 7)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Upon the mountain You were transfigured, O Christ God, * and Your Disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could receive it, * so that when they would see You crucified, * they would understand that You suffered willingly; * and they would preach to the world * that You are truly the radiance of the Father. (Kontakion, Tone 7)