Saturday, December 21, 2013

The First Ever Orthodox Church building in Pakistan Completed

OCP Media Exclusive — 12/20/2013

Pakistan: The Orthodox Mission have completed the construction of  first ever Church building in Pakistan. It is a great dream come true for the local Orthodox community in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Leadership of Fr John Tanveer

An outstanding priest and a community leader, Fr John Tanveer has toiled  continuously to built a church building for the Orthodox Christians in Pakistan. He has provided incredible spiritual and pastoral care to the growing Orthodox faithful in the country.

With the support of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) and contributions of the local Orthodox faithful, Fr John succeeded to  built a beautiful Orthodox Temple for serving Divine Liturgy and taking care of various spiritual needs.


The Orthodox Mission in Pakistan is the Canonical Orthodox Church in Pakistan. The Orthodox Mission in Pakistan (OMP) was officially established in 2005  under Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Omophorion of Metropolitan Constantinos of Singapore and South Asia.  Currently there is one Orthodox priest in all of Pakistan, Fr. John Tanveer, and over 400 faithful.

Apart form the Greek Orthodox Church, Pakistan also have  Orthodox Coptic and Russian Orthodox missions with growing faithful.

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