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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS 2013/2014

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November 09, 2013:
Orthodox monastery flooded in Thailand.

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July 11, 2013:
Saint Panteleimon Orthodox parish helps a medical clinic in Cambodia.

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July 08, 2013:
Official notice on the health of archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin)

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June 23, 2013:
Pentecost celebration on Phuket.

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June 21, 2013:
A message by archbishop Mark of Egorievsk.

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June 19, 2013:
Charity gift by Siam Commercial Bank.

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June 16, 2013:
Thai citizen embraced Orthodoxy.

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June 13, 2013:
New Orthodox church opened on Samui island.

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June 11, 2013:
Visiting the Russian Independence Day celebration banquet.

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19 June 2011

Patronal feast of All Saints Church in Pattaya.

On Sunday June 19, the Orthodox community in Thailand celebrated the feast day of the All Saints Church in Pattaya. Vigil was officiated by the Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Kingdom, archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin). He concelebrated with priest Daniel Wanna and hierodeacon Seraphim (Raicea). On this day not only the faithful who live in Pattaya attended, but also residents of Bangkok, Koh Chang, Phuket, Samui and other places in Thailand.

According to tradition, Orthodox believers made a procession around the temple with the main shrine of Thailand - the miraculous icon of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra, famous for many miracles and healings. After the procession the miraculous icon was placed on the lectern for all to venerate the relic. By the intercession of the great saint of God not only Orthodox but Buddhists venerate this miraculous image.

Mom Rajawongse (title of Thai aristocracy, descendants of the royal family) Voravat Kasemsri and his wife attended the festal celebration. Welcoming the guests, archimandrite Oleg retold the traditional friendly relations between the Russian and Thai people which was established by the great monarchs of the two countries - Russian Emperor Nicholas II (Romanov) and the King of Siam Rama V (Chulalongkorn) The Great. Priest Daniel Wanna explained in Thai to Mom Ratchavong Voravat aspects of Orthodoxy and its differences from other Christian denominations. He translated life St. Nicholas for the special guest. In turn, Mom Ratchavong Voravat Kasemsri congratulated the congregation on the feast day, explaining the Thai traditions of tolerance towards all positive religions in the Kingdom. He said that according to the Constitution, His Majesty the King is the supreme protector of all religions in the Kingdom, including the Orthodox Church. In accordance with his high title and etiquette towards guests, special seating was arranged. As a sign of deep respect for the sanctity of the temple, Mom Ratchavong Voravat Kasemsri and his wife were present at the service standing. The wife of Mom Ratchavong also participated in the procession around the temple. In a sign of blessing and the memory of the visit to All Saints Church, archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) gave the special visitors a gift of an icon of St. Nicholas, made by Thai craftsmen, which was gratefully accepted.

After the service, the church parish council offered a tea party which was also attended by dignitaries.

Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) offers an icon of St. Nicholas as a gift to Mom Rajawongse Voravat Kasemsri
In the photo: Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) offers an icon of St. Nicholas as a gift to Mom Rajawongse Voravat Kasemsri

14 June 2011

Diplomatic reception for Independence Day of Russia.

The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) attended a reception on the occasion of Independence Day of Russia, hosted by the Embassy of the Russian Federation. During the reception, archimandrite Oleg discussed with members of the Russian embassy and representatives of the Thai authorities a number of issues of common interest. Fr. Oleg was accompanied by the legal advisor of the Orthodox Church in Thailand Ms. Paraskeva (Promthida) Chakskhuraksa.


10 June 2011

Social welfare of the Orthodox Church in Thailand.

The Foundation of the Orthodox Church in Thailand paid the deportation expenses, including airfare and a fine for violation of visa, for a troubled Russian citizen. The Foundation Committee especially thanks Holy Trinity Church parish council in Phuket, who took up the major expenses.


07 June 2011

Electrical failure in the Holy Dormition Monastery.

On the night of 6-7 June during thunderstorms, a direct lightning strike hit the distribution electrical panel of Holy Dormition Monastery’s electrical system. The electrical panel and electrical cables leading to the panel were completely destroyed. A team of electrical engineers throughout the next day restored the electricity supply to the monastery. To avoid such future incidents, a shield was installed with a lightning rod. The damage to the monastery was considered insignificant. Restoration work was paid for by the Foundation of the Orthodox Church in Thailand.


31 May 2011

Opening digest of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" in Thailand.

The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) accompanied by the assistant Dr. Vladimir Buntilov attended a reception to launch the publication of the digest "Komsomolskaya Pravda" in Thailand. The publisher of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" in Thailand, Mr. Dmitry Brik explained the purposes and prospects in the Kingdom's edition. As noted by archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), the Orthodox Church is ready to support any initiative aimed at the welfare and self-organization of our compatriots abroad, including in the field of information. It is important, according to Fr. Oleg, that the proposed information was truthful and politically impartial. The reception was also attended by representatives of the Russian business, media and the Russian Embassy in Thailand.


27 May 2011

Meeting of archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) with the Thai police.

At All Saints Church in Pattaya in Chonburi province, the Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) met a group of Thai police from the Committee for the suppression of transnational crime. Guests heard with great interest the practice of pastoral care of Orthodox believers in Thailand, along with the principles of social service of the Orthodox Church. Agreeing with the arguments about increasing violations of Thai law by Russian and CIS citizens who visit the Kingdom as tourists, archimandrite Oleg explained the general growth of tourism brings the increase of crime by locals against foreigners. This is mainly theft and robbery.

Guests noted the positive activity of the Orthodox Church in Thailand and, in particular Pattaya. There was an exchange of views on a range of issues. The meeting was also attended by the priest-in-charge of All Saints fr. Daniel Wanna, chairman of the Foundation of the Orthodox Church in Thailand.


24 May 2011

Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius, the Slovenian teachers.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
In the photo: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

This day is also celebrated the name day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Orthodox clergy, serving their congregations in Thailand, congratulate His Holiness for this feast. May the merciful God strengthen our Lord and Father, Patriarch of Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. God grant him good health and all the blessings of salvation. Many Years!


18 May 2011

Construction progress of Holy Ascension Church on Samui.

The parish council of Holy Ascension Church on Samui (Suratthani province) reported on the construction of the temple on the island. As the treasurer of the community Alexei Tyutin, saw the foundations completed. Construction workers have moved to frame the concrete base of the building. The parish council appreciated the quality of work. As a result of the parish council’s report, the Committee of the Orthodox Church in Thailand Foundation decided to continue the construction and allocate 1,500,000 Thai baht for this purpose.

Three-dimensional computer model of the complex of Holy Ascension Church on Samui
The course of construction work for Holy Ascension Church on Samui (18.05.2011) The course of construction work for Holy Ascension Church on Samui (18.05.2011)
In the photo: The course of construction work for Holy Ascension Church on Samui (18.05.2011).

10 May 2011

Charity of the Orthodox Church in Thailand in the province of Ratchaburi.

The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), accompanied by the Chairman of the Foundation of the Orthodox Church in Thailand priest Daniel Wanna and the local administration visited several poor families in the villages of Ratchaburi province. On behalf of the Orthodox Church, archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) gave financial support to the families. A family consisting of a disabled elderly couple, husband 94 and his wife 76 years old have no means of livelihood. They survive only on alms. With the blessing of archimandrite Oleg, a fixed monthly financial assistance fund will be sent from the Foundation of the Orthodox Church in Thailand.


10 May 2011

Donation to a village in Ratchaburi province.

The Chairman of the Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand Foundation, priest Daniel Wanna gave the donations to a village collected at the Paschal charity opera concert April 25. The village is located near the Church of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God in Ratchaburi province. The sum of 22,700 Thai baht was transferred to the local village headman for warning device alarm system. Near the Orthodox Church in Ratchaburi province is a landfill of the Thai army. In all the villages of the district, except the one to which the funds were sent, have an early warning system of firing. On behalf of the residents, the village mayor thanked the Orthodox Church for caring for ordinary people. He expressed confidence that the social activities of the Orthodox faithful will further the authority of the Orthodox Church in the region.

Donation to the village, near the Church of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God
In the photo: Donation to the village, near the Church of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God in Ratchaburi.

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