Ocean to Ocean Campaign
Among Our Lord’s last words on the Cross were to the Apostle John, giving John his own mother to be the mother of the Church. It is in this tradition that we ask for her intercession with her Son to deliver us from the evil of the culture of death.
Given the Black Madonna’s history of being venerated in both the East and the West, the Ocean to Ocean campaign has from the out- set made it a priority to emphasize Christian unity in honoring the Mother of Christ, the one who points us toward her Son.
This identical handwritten icon, which has been endorsed by Archbishop Hilarion and many Western Prelates, will be present as we ask for Her powerful intercession for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. The service will begin with a procession around the church in a continuation of the ancient tradition of carrying the Ark of the Covenant into battle, of asking God for a miracle: for a restoration of the value of life, from conception, to natural death and that all people recognize that each person is made in the Image of God, that should not be marked or tortured but loved and respected.
When: September 2, 2014
Where: 995 N. West Street
Anaheim, CA 92801
Time: 7 pm Akathist
8 pm Night Prayer
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