Walk for Life (West Coast)

Orthodox Christian Participation in the
2018 Walk for Life - West Coast

Hello Everyone!  Christ is born! 

Wishing you all a happy new year and hoping to see you soon on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Walk for Life West Coast.  Please also attend the pan-Orthodox molieben for the sanctity of life at 11:30 AM in Civic Center Plaza near the corner of Polk and Grove, just before the Rally starts at 12:30 PM.  All priests and deacons are asked and encouraged to participate in the service. Our flyer is attached and I hope you will share it as much as you can.  Please bring your families and/or a friend!

Many thanks to Father Josiah Trenham, of St. Andrew Church in Riverside, with help from Emily Wilkinson, for again organizing a pilgrimage weekend around the Walk for Life.  Also, thanks to Father Aris Metrakos of Holy Trinity Church in San Francisco for hosting Father Josiah and our brothers and sisters from Southern California.  

Four bishops have blessed the Pilgrimage!  We are so grateful to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, Diocese of Los Angeles and the West; His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco; His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the West; and, His Grace Bishop Irenei of Sacramento Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.  

Another very exciting development for 2018 is a mini-conference on Sunday, January 28 at Holy Virgin Cathedral on Geary in San Francisco from 10:00 AM to Noon entitled, "Responding to the Life Issues as an Orthodox Christian."  We are very blessed to be invited to join all, or part, of the Pilgrimage and the full schedule is also attached.  Again, if you can share this, it will be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call me (Veronica) at (510) 882-7779.  Please also use this number on the day of the Walk if your cannot find us.  To help you locate our group, look for the glorious yellow icon banner, "He who loves the innocent."  


SATURDAY JAN. 27, 2018

8:30 am: Liturgy followed by breakfast at Holy Trinity Church, 999 Brotherhood Way

11:30 am: Pre-Rally PAN-ORTHODOX MOLIEBEN SERVICE FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE, Civic Center Plaza near corner of Polk & Grove Streets. For information, please contact Veronica Ruby at (510) 882-7779.

12:30 - 3:30 pm: RALLY & WALK FOR LIFE, Civic Center Plaza. Rally starts at Civic Center Plaza, walking down Market Street (2 miles). Ends at Justin Herman Plaza/Ferry Building. BART stations at both locations. Ample parking.

5:30pm: Vespers followed by dinner at St. Nicholas Church, 5200 Diamond Heights Blvd.

SUNDAY JAN. 28, 2018

7:30 am: (English) Liturgy at Holy Virgin Cathedral, 6210 Geary Blvd.

9:30 am – 12 pm: Breakfast and pro-life symposium in the Holy Virgin Cathedral parish hall


Orthodox Christians in Southern California will be travelling by bus to San Francisco for the weekend. For more details or to register for the bus trip, visit www.DlawYoungAdults.com.

For info about the Walk for Life, visit www.WalkforLifeWC.com

For information about the Pan-Orthodox Walk for Life Schedule of Events, please contact Veronica Ruby at (510) 882-7779.