Organizing for the Day of the March (Saturday, April 25th)

Help the Team Organize our Faithful

Spread the News Locally 

  • Like our Facebook page and Share our posts with those at your Parish

  • Print Bulletin Inserts and ask they get emailed to the laity at your Parish

  • Ask your priests to Preach about Marriage, and make a Sunday announcement

  • Hold a Sunday meeting for those interested, and share details for their participation

  • Become a bus captain at your parish, and other Orthodox Parishes near you to secure a place on your bus

  • Invite other groups and churches from your community to join you

Details for the Day of the March

Items for the March

  • Bring good walking shoes

  • Bring plenty of water

  • Bring ponchos (think Dollar Tree or Dollar General)

  • Bring cash to purchase one of our T-Shirts “at cost”

Travel Plans

  • Unfortunately, we are not able to make travel arrangements

  • Buses – please see details in the Bus Captain Packet for drop-off options

  • Cars – Look for local museum parking lots, or utilize parking at Union Station

Schedule (and Map)

11:30am – Noon

  • Participants gather at National Mall just West of the Capital Reflecting Pool and the US Capital Building

Noon – 1pm

  • Rally and Speakers

1pm – 2pm

  • March to US Supreme Court

2pm – 3pm

  • Post-March Orthodox Gathering at the Southeast Side of the US Capital Building

Welcome to Crown them with Glory!

…toward a fuller realization of the Mystery of Marriage between one man and one woman, and mobilizing Orthodox Christians nationally to attend the 2015 March for Marriage

Dear Faithful,

With the blessing of His Eminence, Met. JOSEPH of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, and thanks to the work of a group of priests and laymen, we are excited to announce the launch of our March for Marriage website,

We are inviting every Orthodox clergyman, monastic, and layman in the country to take part in the March for Marriage in D.C. on April 25th (please see We realize that this date is only a short time away.

Toward this effort we are offering the following essential information via our website:

Why Should Orthodox Christians March?

  • An explanation of the March for Marriage within an Introductory Letter that answers the question, “Why Should Orthodox Christians March?”

“Grass Roots” Organization Effort

  • Information has been packaged to help bring clergy, monastics, and laity together in order to attend the March, including information for financial Sponsorship for clergy and monastics unable to financial afford the trip to D.C.
  • We are inviting clergy and laity to act as catalysts for spreading news about the cause. We are offering packaged information on a number of key aspects for organizing our Church nationally: a page explaining how to become a Parish Representative, high quality Sunday bulletin inserts, logos of our theme to add onto blogs and websites, homiletical materials, and other edifying print and media resources.
  • Visit and share using our facebook page at

Register for the March and Become a Parish Representative

  • Visit our website and Register to attend the March for Marriage and become a Parish Representative. According to a recent study, there are 1,900 Orthodox parishes in the United States (1). If every parish sent an average of two families to the March for Marriage, we could easily have several thousands of laity join our clergy and monastics at the National Mall in D.C. for the March and proceeding Orthodox gathering. Parish Representatives will be asked to speak to their priests, fellow laity, make phone calls, distribute flyers, and even coordinate buses down to the March.

We seek your prayers and leadership in the furtherance of this cause.

May we act now with great labor, asking that the Lord have mercy on us.

Glory to God who has counted us worthy to bear this cross in our age.

The Team