Dear Friend, We reached out to Fr John for an update concerning his and our Orthodox brethren's safety in the wake of recent terror attacks in Lahore. He had this to say: Thank God, we all are okay, though this incident happened close to our area. Here the situation is very dangerous but thank you so much for your kind concern for us. God Bless you, Fr. John Times like these recall to memory hymns such as this: "Oh Lord save your people and bless your inheritance! Granting to your … [more...]
The priest from Pakistan: Hearing the blast, I immediately ran to the place of tragedy Yesterday we were with my mother at the liturgy in our church. When we returned home in the evening, I went out into the yard and heard the noise, both from the Big Bang, because my house is not far from the park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Lahore, where the tragedy occurred. We were separated less than one kilometer. I immediately went down the street, saw people running. People on the day was very … [more...]
Dear Friends Lord God is great who always looks after us. Last Saturday, at midnight while we were sleeping, 25 to 30 people came to attack us. They broke our main door, damaged our vehicle and windows. Then the situation became very odd because they were slandering our faith.We survived, but a lot of destruction has been done. We are thankful for our neighbors who supported us and threw them out. Now we are planning to move somewhere else. Even in this situation I will never stop … [more...]
Dear Friend, Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support, the Orthodox Mission in Pakistan continues to grow both in size and in maturity. This newsletter will bring you up to date on a number of recent developments. We are are pleased to present to you an update on Father John Tanveer's recent trip to Russia, a request for prayer for the people of Pakistan, and good news of an Orthodox man recently released from prison. In June, Fr John had the great blessing to travel … [more...]
The Orthodox Mission in Pakistan
The Orthodox Mission in Pakistan is the Canonical Orthodox Church in Pakistan. The OMP is under Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Omophorion of Metropolitan Constantinos of Singapore and South Asia. The OMP’s primary mission is to serve the spiritual needs of the country’s Orthodox faithful. OMP also seeks to witness to and represent Christ’s love by ministering to those in need, without regard to caste, creed, religion, or other social distinctions.