Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, on Sunday August 28, 2016 the Dormition Feast of the Most Holy Theotokos was celebrated at St. Sergius Orthodox Church in Sargodha, Pakistan.

PROCESSION
The solemn celebration opened with the procession followed by the festive Divine Liturgy. The prayers were offered for the health and many blessed years of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia Shepherd of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (Ruling Bishop of Pakistan), for the Orthodox clergy and faithful, peace, unity, brotherhood and solidarity throughout the world. The faithful entered the place of worship holding Ikons of the Mother of God.

During the procession the faithful with great reverence and joy chanted the hymn of the Most Holy Theotokos.

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BLESSINGS OF THE HOLY WATER
The Holy Water was sprinkled on the faithful and members of the Orthodox Church felt joy and true blessings of the feast day!!

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DIVINE LITURGY
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, on Sunday August 28, 2016 the Dormition Feast of the Most Holy Theotokos was celebrated at St. Sergius Orthodox Church in Sargodha, Pakistan.

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SERMON AND PREACHING
After the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Joseph Farooq preached comprehensively about the Earthly Life of the Most Holy Theotokos according to the Holy Traditions of the Mother Church (Russia) and explained the faithful about the Dormition fasting and preparation of the Feast in the Eastern Orthodox Churches.

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FAITHFUL SEEK HELP, PRAYER AND KISSED
THE IKON THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
Help and prayer before the Ikon of the Most Holy Mother of God!
After the sermon, people were given time and they were instructed to ask for the help from the Most Holy Mother of God for their problems, any family sickness and sufferings because we all are saved through the powerful intercessions of the Most Holy Mother of God!! With honour and true devotion faithful kiss the Ikon of the Mother of God!!!

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Humble Request
Please support the challenging orthodox mission in Pakistan with you kind donations and charity. Dear donors and friends, I extend my heartfelt thanks for your generous support, prayers and spiritual unity and with your kind love and help the Holy Orthodoxy is moving ahead day by day! Glory to God!

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