On February 6. 2014 the first consecration of an Orthodox Church occured in Lahore, Pakistan. Fr. John Tanveer is the priest who founded and built the parish. Attending the Consecration were: Metr. Konstantinos of Singapore and Fr. Martin Ritzi, Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), who secured an anonymous donation that made the land acquisition and building construction possible. Many Orthodox faithful were in attendance, as well as a number of diplomats … [more...]
With thanksgiving to God for His gracious blessing and protection, the first service in the first Orthodox Church in Pakistan was held yesterday. The Church is not yet furnished for Divine Liturgy, but Fr. John gathered the faithful there for a time of prayer and thanksgiving. As you can see, they were not reluctant to proclaim the joy of the season to their neighborhood! Glory to God for all things! Fr. John sends this message of greeting to us: “People are happy and praying for all of you … [more...]
Fr. John Tanveer is interviewed by a priest from the Russian Orthodox Church about the Orthodox Church in Pakistan. … [more...]
My heartiest thanks to you who are always on our side not to let us be in despair. Thanks for your love, kindness and concern. Life is such that being humans many times we lose hope and are discouraged because of enormous problems. The fact is this that God lets us feel so to assure us that He is with us to the end of the world. Our prayers continue to rise before God Almighty for all who love us and who are a means for our survival. May the Good Lord fill you with abundant blessings and … [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.