With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, on November 20, 2016, the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel Angel joyfully began with the procession. It was a large gathering—almost 210 orthodox faithful and twenty Catechumens joyfully participated in the celebration. This day is much blessed and honored by the orthodox faithful in Pakistan because the ROCOR Mission was named, “St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Mission in Pakistan in 2012.”
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). Other prayers are offered for peace, solidarity and human harmony in the world.
On the feast day the faithful were so excited and happy that they reached the place of worship with full devotion and great reverence. The women and children dressed in bright colors and their faces were glowing with happiness and joy.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad for his blessings, encouragement and pastoral care. We are also thankful to Rev. Adrian Augustus, the first ROCOR missionary to Pakistan—he is the one who planted the seed of the holy Orthodoxy in Pakistan.
I humbly request you to help the mission through your kind donations of prayer and charity. Saint Michael the Archangel Orthodox Mission in Pakistan is moving ahead day by day!!!! GLORY TO GOD! GLORY TO JESUS!
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