Friday, January 21, 2022
WASHINGTON DC – A delegation of twelve members the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America participated in the annual March for Life activities in Washington, D.C. The delegation was led by the Assembly’s Chairman, Archbishop Elpidophoros, and included Metropolitan Methodios, Bishop Demetrios, Bishop Athenagoras, Archbishop Daniel, Bishop John, Bishop Irinej, Bishop Saba, Metropolitan Tikhon, Archbishop Melchisedek, Archbishop Michael, and Bishop Andrei.
On Thursday, January 20, 2022, the delegation represented the Orthodox Church during a Mass hosted by the Catholic Church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. After the service, they enjoyed a fraternal meal hosted by Archbishop Elpidophoros.
The following morning, Friday, January 21, 2022, Metropolitan Tikhon hosted a liturgy at the historic Cathedral of St. Nicholas prior to the Rally on the Mall.
Finally, the Hierarchs were joined on stage by the delegation on Catholic Bishops to offer the opening prayer.