“The Sacred Gift of Life”

(with a focus onThe Sacredness of Newborn Life,” a presentation by Fr. John Breck in 2002 at the Orthodox Peace Fellowship’s second annual North American conference on THE SACRED GIFT OF LIFE.) In his talk Fr. John addresses, from an Orthodox Christian understanding of the matter, the personal realities of welcoming a child into the world. He contrasts our society’s approach to this event with the response the Church is called by God to make. The best way newbornto understand what he is saying in regard to newborn children with disabilities is to read the entire piece.This article is from the Orthodox Peace Fellowship website.

In section IV he begins to address our Orthodox Christian response to a newborn with disabilities. But rather than distort his message in any way by taking it out of context, I invite you to access it here: http://incommunion.org/articles/conferences-lectures/the-sacredness-of-newborn-life 

And from this web address you can access the other lectures given at that Orthodox Peace Fellowship Conference: http://incommunion.org/articles/conferences-lectures/the-sacred-gift-of-life 

Also, you may click here for some other articles by Fr. John Breck from Beliefnet.com: http://www.beliefnet.com/author/author_71.html 


5 Responses to ““The Sacred Gift of Life””

  1. 1 irishanglican May 6, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    In mercy..his and ours delete! Thank God every thing that I have ever written is not still around! lol


  2. 2 armsopenwide May 6, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    (irishanglican refers to a lengthy comment unrelated to the subject matter of the post by a person named Dick Fraling who sought to delve into the depths of cosmology- here, for some reason. Sorry, Dick; I choose- for this specialized blog- not to have these matters opened here, for the sake of the subject under focus. Sorry.)


  3. 3 stuffwithamessage February 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    I am working on a slide show presentation with a poem I wrote called Unheard/Unseen which is dedicated to calling Women back to the Heart of God after having an abortion. I was wondering if I could use the image above I got off google images. I already have two video/slide shows on youtube.com under SWAMvideos. I look forward to your response.


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