Fr Joseph Farooq, priest from the Orthodox mission in Pakistan visited Jordanville from January 23 through February 8. During his visit, he participated in the divine services and in the daily life of the monastery and the seminary.
On Friday, February 3, Fr Joseph gave a presentation to members of both the seminary and monastery communities In the Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Hall of the main seminary building about the Pakistani mission. He presented for 20-30 minutes, including with some images of the mission. The Q & A lasted for 45 minutes wherein he discussed in greater detail the challenges they face, their desire to build a proper temple, and some personal information about himself and his family.
At the conclusion, Fr Joseph presented the seminary with liturgical and prayer books he has translated into Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, as well as a soccer ball for the students to use as spring approaches and the weather breaks in upstate NY in the coming months.
To view an interview he gave to Matushka Alena Plavsic of ROCOR’s Fund for Assistance (FFA), visit this link
To donate to the FFA to support the Pakistani Mission, visit this link