SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2015
24th Sunday after Pentecost
Martyr Acyndinus, Pegasius, Anempodistus, Aphthonius and Elpidephorus
The sermon focused on these Persian Martyrs, who suffered in the time of King Sapor in 355 AD. In his preaching Fr. Joseph told the faithful that how first three Acyndinus , Pegasius and Anempodistus were serving secretly the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour though they were the servant of the pagan king. When they were arrested and brought in the trial court before the king, the holy martyrs fearlessly confessed their faith in the Holy Trinity. The torture and life threats never changed and break their strong believe and love Christ.
During their trials and torture the holy angels appeared to them several times and strengthen them and it is written in the sacred traditions that once Jesus Christ our Lord and God Himself appeared on them. Fr. Joseph narrated the sermon with sufferings and persecutions of Christians in Pakistan and Syria, Egypt, Libya and Middle East and told the faithful that the faith of the holy martyrs strengthen us. Further Fr.Joseph told the faithful that holy traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church help and teach to their believers to live in peace and harmony with all the human beings who live around us.
The Russian Orthodox Community in Pakistan has true love and passion for holy orthodoxy!! I humbly request you to help the mission through your kind donations and charity. The ROCOR Mission Church in Pakistan is moving ahead day by day!!!!
GLORY TO GOD! GLORY TO JESUS!