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...]
Christ is born! We are thankful to God who is always with us and encourages us in our Mission. Now the First Orthodox church is almost completed and we are trying our best to beautify the house of God. The Altar is ready and red carpet is put on the floor inside the church. The faithful are strengthening their faith day by day. There are many things which are in need to strengthen Orthodoxy here in Pakistan. Your moral support which makes us brave and healthy in awful situation. … [more...]
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...]
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.