Thursday, January 17, 2008

Annual Memorial for Preborn

The Fourteenth Annual National Memorial for the Preborn and their Mothers and Fathers

WHEN: Tuesday, January 22, 2008.  Participants must be seated by 8:30am.

WHERE: The Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003.  Our use of space at Church of the Reformation does not indicate endorsement or sponsorship by the church.  Participants must be seated by 8:30am. 

How to get there by metro: Take the blue or orange line to Capitol South Station which is on D Street and 1st Street. Walk up one block to 2nd and turn left and take 2nd street. Make a right on East Capitol Street. The church is on the left side of the street.

Tony Melendez will be our special musical guest this year.

This is the nation's only pro-life prayer service within the precincts of the United States Capitol building.  It is a one and a half hour long prayer service involving ministers from many denominations, traditions and faith communities.

The National Memorial for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers is sponsored by the National Pro-Life Religious Council, the National Clergy Council, Faith and Action, Priests for Life and Catholics United for Life.

All are invited to attend and any recognized minister is invited to participate in the reading of the prayers. 

Participants are asked, when applicable, to wear appropriate clergy vestments and symbols. The prayers and Scripture passages will be printed, distributed and assigned to each participant. You will not be asked to share extemporaneous prayers or words.

Evangelical, Catholic, Protestant and even Jewish clergy have participated and have been inspiring witnesses to the sanctity of human life. This service is very important at this historic period in our nation's history. 

Any clergy that want to participate should contact Christa at or at 202-543-1511 with your name, address, telephone number, and email and church/ministry affiliation.