On Saturday, October 15th, the Church of Annunciation will have vespers at 6pm and a special prayer service at 7pm for babies who have died as a result of miscarriage, abortion or early infant death.
The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States On October 25, 1988 when former American President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month." It is now commemorated on October 15th as "The International Wave of Light" as candles are lit in various time zones at 7pm.
The service will be a combination of the panikhida and funeral for a child. This is an opportunity to reach out to those who have suffered loss. Please invite anyone whom you feel would benefit from this prayer service. Also, you may wish to light a candle for someone else's child.
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day
- Report of Matushka Jenny Schrodel on their experience of hosting it last year in the Kona mission.