Seminarians March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Photo credit: oca.orgPhoto credit: oca.org18 January 2019 • Washington, D.C.

Members of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVOTS) joined thousands of pro-life marchers in Washington, D.C. Friday, January 18, for the 46th annual March for Life, marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion in the United States.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) led the Orthodox Christian hierarchs, clergy, seminarians, and faithful on the march to the Supreme Court building. SVOTS President Archpriest Chad Hatfield led eleven seminarians from St. Vladimir’s and was joined by St. Tikhon’s Seminary Dean Archpriest John Parker and many students from St. Tikhon’s.Metropolitan Tikhon was joined by Archbishops Melchizedek and Michael, Bishop Daniel (OCA), and Bishop Thomas (AOCANA) at the March for LifeMetropolitan Tikhon was joined by Archbishops Melchizedek and Michael, Bishop Daniel (OCA), and Bishop Thomas (AOCANA) at the March for Life

The delegation from St. Vladimir’s was organized by the school’s St. Ambrose Society, a pro-life student interest group at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, which is led this year by second-year Seminarian Deacon Symeon Halsell.3.	Seminarians (from left) Phillip Ritchey, Raymond Davison (back), and Dn. Christopher Dillon with son, James.3. Seminarians (from left) Phillip Ritchey, Raymond Davison (back), and Dn. Christopher Dillon with son, James.