“Orthodox Missions and the Resurrection of the Church of Albania”
Metropolitan John (Pelushi) of Korca
EFOM Missions Lecture - 7:00 pm, Thursday, November 17, 2011
Maliotis Center, Hellenic College
METROPOLITAN JOHN OF KORCA (Albania) grew up in the only country in the world that closed all churches and mosques and forbade any expression of religion from 1967-1991. Coming from a Bektashi (Islamic) family, he discovered Christianity and was baptized during one of the most dangerous periods in Albania’s communist history. He eventually emigrated to the USA, where he studied at Holy Cross and returned to Albania to serve as Dean of the Resurrection of Christ Theological Academy, and then Metropolitan of Korca.
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