Sunday, October 20, 2013

Services approved for preborn infants by the Holy Synod of the OCA

 Good news from the Holy Synod!!
[October 18, 2013  Syosset, NY] The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its fall session on Thursday, October 17, 2013. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, chaired the session, which opened two days earlier.
According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, in addition to hearing the reports of the Chancellor, Secretary and Treasurer, the members of the Holy Synod took the following actions and decisions.
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The texts and order of two memorial services for pre-born infants—one that may be celebrated shortly after death, the other a funeral service—were approved for liturgical use upon the recommendation of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 15th: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth. 

In memory of Andrew
(died 11-30-11, born 12-12-11)

In memory of Innocent
(died 3-31-11, born 4-10-11)

And in memory of all the other babies 
who departed this life before drawing breath. 

May their memory be eternal!
Feel free to leave the name(s) of your sweet baby(ies) in the comments.