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In attendance were numerous Christian groups as well as some of the Muslim leadership of the local community. Funds for this building were made possible by the Orthodox Christian Missions Center (OCMC) in the U.S … [more...]
On Saturday, March 9, 2013 a crowd of Muslim Pakistanis attacked a small Christian neighborhood known as the St. Joseph Colony in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. This was shortly after an incident earlier in the week, when one Muslim resident had accused another Christian resident of blasphemy against Muhammad after the two had engaged in a dispute. The police arrested the Christian accused of blasphemy on Friday, and the mob action took place the next day. The secular press (including the New … [more...]
LAHORE PAKISTAN: More than 100 houses belonging to the Christian community were vandalized and burnt by a mob of muslims in Badami Bagh area of Lahore on Saturday over alleged blasphemy committed by a Christian man. More than 35 Christians were injured. Several houses were attacked and hundreds Christian families were forced to flee the area. There was advance notice of this attack within the government of Pakistan and that no action was taken to stop it. Fr. John Tanveer spent a full … [more...]
His Eminence Metropolitan Konstantinos of Singapore and South Asia made his first pastoral visit to Pakistan in April. More than 250 Orthodox faithful gathered to greet His Eminence in Wazirabad, on the site of the OMP’s newly purchased land. Photos of his visit are below. … [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.