The persecution of Christians in India is escalating. Note that “Pastor A. B. Singh of the Church of God has been leading a worship service in Kanpur for the last 20 years without opposition.” But as Christianity continues to grow in the country, Hindu radicals are increasingly threatened, and are lashing out more frequently. Please pray that peace would prevail for the Christians in India, and that the light of Holy Orthodoxy would again dawn in this land to which St. Thomas the Apostle first brought the Gospel.

“Worship Service in Uttar Pradesh Disrupted and Threatened by Radical Mob,” International Christian Concern, December 4, 2018:

12/04/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – On Sunday, December 2, a mob of 150 Hindu radicals broke into a private hall being used to conduct a Christian worship service in the KDA Colony of Kanpur, located in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. The mob attack on the small church marks another instance of Christian persecution currently sweeping across Uttar Pradesh as the Christmas holiday approaches.

According locals reached by International Christian Concern (ICC), Pastor A. B. Singh of the Church of God has been leading a worship service in Kanpur for the last 20 years without opposition. At about 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 2, a mob of 150 people forced themselves into the private hall being used to house the worship service and started to abuse the more than 35 Christians gathered. When Pastor Singh’s wife, Kalpana Singh, tried to protect her husband and other women in the church, she was manhandled and beaten by members of the mob.

The mob then chased all the Christians from the premises and demanded Pastor Singh to stop leading Christian worship services in Kanpur. Police were called to the private hall and Pastor Singh informed them about the incident. Although the officer in-charge of Naubasta Police Station promised a fair investigation, no action has been taken against the mob to date….