Browsing: Sweden

Source: Orthodox Christian Mission Center by Niko Birbilis This Friday, May 8, we’ll be interviewing another of our newest missionaries live: Elaine Piniat! Elaine is currently preparing to serve in Sweden and has had a remarkable journey that has led her to follow God’s calling to serve as a missionary.While she initially drew back from the idea of serving as a missionary, God gradually called her to get more and more involved in serving in the Church. Her first experiences of serving abroad were with short-term mission trips to China, Guatemala, and Albania. Meanwhile, she also spent a great deal of…

Source: Premier News By Eno Adeogun Up to 30 fire fighters tackled a blaze ignited by arsonists at a Syrian Orthodox church in Sweden. Saint Mary Syrian Orthodox Church in the Swedish city of Norrköping was made entirely of wood so required extra effort to stop the fire from spreading. “I have no words, this is so emotional. Such a shame,” Gorgis Gecizi, treasurer of the church told reporters after learning arson was the cause of the fire. He told local reporters that members of the church had previously received threats. The police have since confirmed that the blaze was a result of arsonists…