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Holy Synod Issues Pastoral Letter on the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

posted Oct 24, 2012, 6:15 PM by Fr. Michael Anderson
Expressing concern for human trafficking and related issues today, the members of the Holy Synod note that, “as the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation draws near, Orthodox Christians in the United States understand that our freedom in Christ compels us to come closer to the world that we are to serve, protect, heal and transfigure.  The Church cannot ignore God’s world—God’s creation. She cannot ignore God’s people, especially those deprived of their freedom.”