Heartfelt Thank You from Fr. John Tanveer

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 … [Read more...]

Baptism in Pakistan

The Orthodox Mission in Pakistan continues to grow. Below are photographs of the baptism of a new baby.     … [Read more...]

Fr. John Inspects New Church Building in Pakistan – June 5, 2013

The walls are rising on the first Orthodox Church building in Pakistan. The Church is built through the support of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). … [Read more...]

Fr. John Blesses First Orthodox Church Building in Pakistan – April 21, 2013

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 … [Read more...]

More News about the Pakistani Riots

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 … [Read more...]

EXTRA! Muslim Mobs Burn Christian Homes in Lahore, Pakistan

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 … [Read more...]

First Pastoral Visit of Metropolitan Konstantinos to Pakistan

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. … [Read more...]

Pakistan Church Breaks Ground for a New Parish

The OMP is blessed to have recently purchased a plot of land in Wazirabad, in northeast Pakistan. OMP plans to build its first physical church on the land. The purchase was made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. God willing construction of the church will begin this summer. Below are some photos of Fr. John on the site. Click image to enlarge. … [Read more...]

Welcome! New Website Launched

Orthodox Pakistan is delighted to launch its new website! We created this site to raise awareness of and support for the Orthodox Mission in Pakistan. We welcome your comments and suggestions. We hope that the site answers your questions about the OMP, its mission and ministries. We thank you for your support! … [Read more...]