Thursday, January 31, 2019

Episcopal Assembly speaks on Life

(AOB) - The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America affirms the sanctity of life based on the firm conviction that life begins at the moment of conception. The Assembly remains steadfast in its conviction that any interference in the development of life is a serious issue, and therefore it regularly participates in a variety of relevant events and also releases pertinent statements on the topic.

While recognizing that there are rare but serious medical instances where mother and child may require extraordinary actions, the Assembly of Bishops is deeply concerned that the taking of innocent life through abortion has become an acceptable cultural norm. This phenomenon – increasingly prevalent throughout contemporary societies – was exacerbated by a recent law of the New York State Senate (Bill S.240). Not to mention the heinous legislation offered by Delegate Kathy Tran of Virginia who thought writing a law that said aborting babies even to the point of a mother being in labor was a good idea. The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America categorically denounces these adverse developments that allow for abortion, under certain unjustifiable circumstances, even within the third trimester of existence.

The Assembly of Bishops further reminds the faithful that Christ is a beacon of hope in this challenging world. Accordingly, the Church is always prepared and willing to support women who are considering abortion to find alternative avenues to alleviate any burden, physical and spiritual. The Church is ever a mother – loving, understanding, nurturing, praying, and protecting all human life.


  1. So why didn't they all show up at the March ? They talk a good game but when it comes to put their effort in they don't walk their talk. It is time for them to be part of the solution and just not cheer leaders I am embarrassed by their lack of commitment . Enough verbiage now let us evaluate them on their commitments

  2. Here is proof of the commitment of one Bishop: The Treehouse in Wichita, Ks. Look it up. The Antiochean Diocese of Wichita under his Grace Bishop Basil supports and nurtures an actual life saving ministry founded on prayer and sacrifice.

    The March is Bread and Circuses.