THE BLESSED FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST IN PAKISTAN

Merry Christmas!
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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 January 7, 2019 the Russian Orthodox Believers outside Russia in Pakistan celebrated Christmas according to the Orthodox Traditions and Faith. They participated in all religious activities with joy and spiritual passion. The ROCOR believers attended all the religious services on New Year and on Christmas Day. On January 7, 2019 after the Divine Liturgy, ROCOR Believers in Pakistan had festival meal.

Pastoral Visits before the Feast of the Nativity of Christ:

During the Nativity Fast Season I had very busy pastoral schedule and with missionary devotion and spirit I visited ROCOR faithful far and wide, wherever our flock reside, helping them to purify both soul and body to experience the radiant wonder of the Nativity of Christ in Pakistan.

Presence of Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan since 2012:

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia was founded in the year 2012 and mission work is flourishing rapidly by the Divine Mercy of our Heavenly Father and under kind protection of the Most Holy Theotokos. Since 2012 we are working devotedly and preaching the holy orthodoxy in Pakistan though we have meager financial sources. We do not have the land for the worship and we celebrate the Divine Liturgy and other feast days in open place under the tents.

Thanks to Kind Donors:

I most humbly extend my heartfelt thanks to all our kind donors who have generously contributed with pure heart for the Christmas gifts, ration for widows and warm clothes and gifts for the children. May God bless their humble donation and charity for the poor.
Special Prayers and Intercessions during the Festive Divine Liturgy:
On Christmas day during the Divine Liturgy special prayers were offered for peace in in Pakistan and peace and harmony in the world, we also offer prayers for the health of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, for His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, for the Orthodox clergy and orthodox faithful all over the world. Festive lunch was served among the faithful.

Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion:

I am grateful to His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, who shared his special Christmas Message and greetings with ROCOR Community in Pakistan.

Humble Request:

I have dedicated the Year 2019, that God willing we shall be able to buy a land and build the first Holy Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan and school for Orthodox and Non-Orthodox Christian Children. I earnestly pray to God that He may provide us the kind and generous donors for the completion of this sacred project. May the Most Holy Mother of God pray for us, only through Her intercessions we all are saved!!
For queries about the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia in Pakistan, kindly contact:fr.joseph.rocpk@gmail.com

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