Supporting our Seminarians
«The Lord teaches people through people» - so say the Fathers of the Orthodox Church. Therefore, it is crucial to have decent preachers, especially natives, who can explain and spread the Word of God to others.
The education of students, their air travel to Russia, insurance and other costs are quite a heavy burden on the general church budget of the Orthodox Church in Thailand. Therefore, we ask your help:
Brothers and sisters, please accept the opportunity to sponsor the religious education for at least one of our students. Selecting someone so sponsor from the list below, will be of great assistance to Orthodoxy in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia.
- donate any amount to the bank account below:
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN THAILAND Foundation
Bank Acc. 130-219314-9
Beneficiary's Bank: THE SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK PUBLIC CO.LTD
SWIFT Code- SICOTHBK
Bank address: 9 Rutchadapisek Rd., Jatujak, Bangkok, 10900
- use the electronic payment system PayPal:
- transfer funds by WESTERN UNION to:
- Name: OLEG CHEREPANIN
- Address: 19 Sukhothai Soi 3, Dusit, 10300, Bangkok, Thailand
God bless you for your help!
archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin),
The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand.
Summary of donations for the religious education for students from local residents
(Thailand, Laos, Cambodia)
Mr. Bunthorng Shu was born in Cambodia in Koh Korng town in 1991. At hte age of 10 he was baptized in the Protestant Church. Upon finishing the school, Bunthorn found job and worked, supporting his mother and relatives. Currently, Bunthorn is enrolled in catechetical courses at the Representation of The Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand.
Paul (Pongsakorn Rodaon) was born in 1992 in the province of Nonthaburi to a family of military personnel. He graduated from high school in Yothinburana, then he began to study law at Panakorn Rachapaph University in Bangkok. He has successfully completed the first year. He was baptized 5/6/2012 at St. Nicholas Chapel in Bangkok, with the name Paul in honor of the apostle Paul. He wants to obtain religious education in Russia and devote himself to the service of the Holy Orthodox Church.
Anthony (Thongkham Piaxayavong) comes from a farmworker family. He converted to Orthodoxy from the Roman Catholic church. While living in a Catholic mission, Anthony visited the Orthodox parish in Bangkok. He was interested in the theological differences between Orthodoxy and Catholicism. After quite a long time he decided to enter Orthodox Church. In Orthodoxy, he was named in honor of St. Anthony the Great. In 2009, Anthony was sent to study at the Sretenskaya Theological Seminary, and then in St. Petersburg Theological Seminary.
Constantine (Kampan Phiaxayavong) is Anthony’s younger brother who also converted from Catholicism to Orthodoxy. After moving to St. Nicholas parish, Bangkok, he has a variety of church work. He was taught the basics of Orthodoxy and the English language. He often visited the Holy Dormition Monastery in the province of Ratchaburi, where he worked assiduously for the good of the monastery.
ESTIMATED MONTHLY EXPENSE PER PERSON:
- Monthly scholarships - 4,000 Baht.
- Visa and work permit in Thailand for foreigners, and in Russia for Thais and Laotians - 13,000 baht per year.
- Annual round-trip flights from Thailand to Russia (about 40,000 baht).
- Insurance and other - 18,000 baht per year
- During the actual stay at St. Petersburg Theological Academy and Seminary, the food and accommodation for the students is provided for free by the Seminary.
TOTAL PROVISION PER PERSON: 9,917.00 Bhat or 316 USD per month.
Please specify the donation with a letter by e-mail (archimandrite Oleg) the student (missionaries) which you have chosen to support. A sample letter format:
I, ______________________________, wish to support the student (missionary) __________________
I transferred (directly to a bank account, via PayPal or by Western Union) the amount of __________________
«DD» MONTH, 20YY.