Prayers for Portugal's Abortion Referendum
Before full communion is restored between our Churches, it is not yet common for the Orthodox to pray alongside Catholics. Yet, on this day, I humbly ask my readers to join the Catholics as they pray for right to life to remain protected in one of its last bastions in Europe.
The novena is not familiar among us Eastern Christians, so use the prayer of your choice.
"Now we allow that life begins with conception because we contend that the soul also begins from conception; life taking its commencement at the same moment and place that the soul does."
Tertullian, Apology 27, AD 210