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Divine Liturgy Feasts of Theotokos

Community of Russian Orthodox Church in Islamabad celebrated The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

September 21, 2018

Friday September 21, 2018 / September 8, 2018

17th Week after Pentecost. The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary was celebrated by the Community of Russian Orthodox Church in Islamabad. Fr. Paul told that the parents of the Ever-Virgin sorrowed long over their barrenness; they prayed long and fervently to the Lord that He loose this barrenness, which was considered a punishment from God for sins. They gave much alms in order to incline the mercy of the All-Merciful, endured the reproach of their countrymen, and through this sorrow and ceaseless prayer and good works, they gradually purified their spirits, and burned ever greater with love and dedication to God, thus being prepared by God’s Providence to give blessed birth to the Most Blessed Daughter, chosen out of all people to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word.

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Commemoration of The Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God

August 5, 2018

Sunday August 5, 2018 / July 23, 2018

10th Sunday after Pentecost. Orthodox faithful of Lahore parish celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the feast of The Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God.

Fr. Paul told that The Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God is among the most venerable sacred items of the Russian Church. It is known throughout all the Slavic world: they venerate it in Russia, in Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and other places. Christians also of other confessions come for the veneration of the wonderworking image of the MostHoly Mother of God, alongside the Orthodox. At the Pochaev Lavra, an ancient rampart of Orthodoxy, the wonderworking icon has resided about 400 years. The miracles, which issued forth from the holy icon, are numerous and are testified to in the monastery books with the inscriptions of the faithful, who with prayer have met with deliverance from unclean spirits, liberation from captivity, and sinners brought to their senses.

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“Overshadowed by thy coming, O Mother of God” – The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

October 14, 2017

Saturday October 14, 2017 / October 1, 2017

19th Week after Pentecost, on the feast of Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. Divine liturgy was celebrated by the Orthodox Community of Lahore. At the end of Divine Liturgy Fr. Paul shared about the history of this feast and how to pray and ask help from the Mother of God.

  

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Dormition of Our MostHoly Lady Theotokos concelebrated with ROCOR Priest Fr. Joseph Farooq

August 27, 2017

Sunday August 27, 2017 / August 14, 2017

13th Week after Pentecost, Fr. Joseph Farooq (priest of ROCOR Mission in Sargodha, Pakistan) invited Fr. Paul for concelebrating the Divine Liturgy on the feast of Dormition of Our Holy Theotokos at St. Sergius Orthodox Parish in Sargodha.

Read more: Concelebration with ROCOR Priest Fr. Joseph on feast of Dormition of Theotokos