New Orthodox Church Opens in Pakistan

With the Blessings of Metropolitan Hilarion (Primate of Russian Church Outside Russia (Moscow Patriarchate), a new Orthodox church was opened in Sargodha, Pakistan on 30th January, 2012. Rev. Father Adrian Augustus is a parish priest from Sydney who serves in Pakistan. He preaches the traditional Christian faith and creed of the Orthodox Church with its historical background. 57 people have been baptized and 117 people received the sacrament of Chrismation from Rev. Father Adrian. The Pakistan Mission is under the jurisdiction of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Church.

The Orthodox community in Sargodha requests your prayers, blessings, spiritual guidance and support so that this newly born church in Pakistan may grow day by day.

This is the third Orthodox Church opened in Pakistan. Previously to this Greek Church was opened, in addition to an existing Coptic church in Pakistan.