Vlora, Albania, August 17, 2021
Thanks to the catechetical work of the Albanian Orthodox Church, there has been a steady flow of Albanians turning to Christ in His holy Church for years now, and that flow continues to this day.
According to a new report from the Orthodoxia News Agency, there have been at least two mass Baptisms recently, the first taking place last month with eight women being united to Christ in the waters of regeneration.
And on Saturday, August 14, five more women were united to Christ in His Orthodox Church at the Church of the Life-Giving Spring in the village of Zvërnec in the Vlora Province. The Sacrament was celebrated with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatios of Berat, Vlora, and Kanina.
OrthoChristian previously reported on several mass Baptisms in Albania in 2019. 11 boys were baptized in the Durrës Sea in July of that year, 12 children were baptized in a village near Berat in November, and 9 children were baptized in the village of Kozare later that month.
The Orthodoxia News Agency notes that while the number of Orthodox in Albania is steadily growing, the Albanian state conceals this fact in its official statistics.