Holy Pascha 2018: Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan

THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST

Christ is Risen!

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” (1 Cor.15:14)

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION, Archbishop of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on April 08, 2018 the “Joyous Feast of Holy Pascha” celebrated in Pakistan. The Lenten Season helps the Orthodox Christians in Pakistan to experience the fasting practice and abstinence of meat and dairy products. With full devotion and patience the faithful participated in all the Holy Week Services, starting from Palm Sunday; it is the most joyous feasts of the year, as we commemorate the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem.

Metropolitan Hilarion’s Paschal Epistle:

Father Joseph representative of ROCOR Mission in Pakistan read the Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion. In his Paschal Epistle; His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion greeted the ROCOR Family around the world. This Paschal Epistle is a spiritual support for the Orthodox clergy and faithful as Vladyka wrote in his message: “Christ is Risen! these were the first words with which the Most-Blessed Mother of God, the Apostles, the Women Myrrh-Bearers and other followers of Christ greeted each other, when, after the severe torments, crucifixion, death and the burial of the Saviour, they first learned of His Resurrection”. Some brought forth this joy, saying “Christ is Risen,” and others responded: “The Lord is risen indeed” (Luke 24:34).

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion encourages the believers on the great feast of the splendid Resurrection of Christ by saying: “And so, remembering the call of the Resurrected Savior, let us all rejoice, let no one remain in sorrow, for “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Amen.

The Paschal Epistle of our Dear Loving Vladyka Hilarion strengthened the Orthodox Christians in Pakistan as they are victim of social injustice and poverty and deprived of basic human rights. His message is strengthening our faith, fills us with hope to move ahead to make Pakistan a peaceful and just society through our struggle and constant prayers.

Humble Request:

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION, Archbishop of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, I earnestly pray to God that He may provide us the kind and generous donors to buy a land and build the first Holy Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan and school for Orthodox and Non-Orthodox Christian Children.

For queries about the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia in Pakistan, kindly contact:fr.joseph.rocpk@gmail.com

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