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October 01, 2014:
A Meeting With the New Russian Ambassador to Thailand.

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September 04, 2014:
Orthodox church construction in Sihanoukville (Cambodia).

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August 28, 2014:
Thai English newspaper published an interview with archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin).

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August 28, 2014:
Holy Dormition monastic community in Ratchaburi celebrates its Feast.

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August 26, 2014:
A plot of land purchased for a new Orthodox church in Chiang Mai.

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August 17, 2014:
Two Cambodian Citizens Receive Baptism in Thailand.

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August 13, 2014:
New Primate for Ukrainian Orthodox Church is elected.

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August 09, 2014:
ROC Representative in Thailand, visits Hua Hin City.

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August 05, 2014:
Russian Orthodox Church Representative Visits the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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August 03, 2014:
New Cleric for the Orthodox Church in Thailand and Cambodia.

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09 May 2013

Victory Day celebrated in Thailand.

By the blessing of archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, Russian business community organized major festivities on important Russian high-day of May 9th, the anniversary of the victory in the Second World War in 1945. As usually on this day, veterans of Great Patriotic War were invited from Russia and 10-day vacation in Pattaya was funded for them by sponsors. On May 9th thanksgiving prayers were made in All Saints Church in Pattaya and panikhida sung for all who died in the war. In the evening a concert and a banquet were made in one of the best hotels of Pattaya. Speakers from Russian Embassy, Thai Government and Tourist Authority attended the festivities to hail veterans.

In his speech to veterans and all the people, father Oleg marked great heroic deeds of the people in achieving the Victory and said that all generations coming after the war are in eternal debt before those who fought in it.

For his good standing with Russian-speaking community in Thailand, mayor of Pattaya Ithiphol Khunplume received St. Nicholas medal from St. Nicholas Foundation in Moscow. The award was presented to him by monk-priest Mikhail (Chepel). Festivities were concluded by bright fireworks.

People at Victory Day festivities in Pattaya
People at Victory Day festivities in Pattaya

05 May 2013

CELEBRATIONS OF HOLY EASTER IN THAILAND AND CAMBODIA

This year joyful celebratory services were held in all Orthodox churches and parish in Thailand, as well as in Cambodian cities of Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville.

In St. Nicholas parish in Bangkok the Paschal Liturgy was served by archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand. This is likely to be the last Pascha celebration in current makeshift church made from a rented house, where Bangkok believers have been celebrating the great day for more than a decade. The new church is being built in the capital at Sukhumvit Soi 101/1, its consecration is planned for the end of this year.

Thanks to the support of Kuban diocese in southern Russia, the service was accompanied by singers from Yekaterinodar Seminary. People of different nations joined in prayer and the service was sung in Russian, Thai and English.

On the evening of May 5th Paschal evening service was held and than parish council invited everyone to dinner.

Midnight Paschal service in St. Nicholas church in Bangkok
Midnight Paschal service in St. Nicholas church in Bangkok"

Major celebration of Pascha took place in All Saints Parish in Pattaya, where priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna, Chairman of the Orthodox Church in Thailand Foundation, was carrying out the service. By the blessing of archbishop Mark, Head of the Department for Foreign Institutions of Russian Orthodox Church and with the help of St. Nicholas Charity Foundation in Moscow, the celebration was attended by singers of Bolshoy Theater and Russian Opera Theater from Moscow, who sung all the hymns during the service.

Traditionally the main Paschal troparion (“Christ is risen from the dead...”) was first sung thrice by Greeks living in Pattaya. The Church was full on Paschal night, many people prayed in the church yard as well.

Pattaya police watched over safety of Paschal procession through the streets of the town. The processions are usually made around the church yard, but this time it was impossible, because of the multitude of participants. The celebrations were covered by several local TV channels.

In Trinity Church on PhuketPaschal Liturgy was served by priest Alexey Golovin and parish choir was helped by students of Yekaterinodar Seminary from southern Russia.

On Great Saturday, one day before Pascha, came traditional consecration of Easter cakes, colored eggs and cheese desserts. On the night of Pascha itself a lot of people joined in a sacred procession.

Phuket television made a special story about the main Orthodox feast, telling about its meaning and traditional way of celebrating.

Paschal service in Trinity Church on Phuket (2013)
Paschal service in Trinity Church on Phuket (2013)

In Ascension parish on Samui island Paschal service was carried out by the cleric of Yekaterinodar diocese hieromonk Feofan (Dudik) and the student of Yekaterinodar seminary Alexander Merkulov. Construction of the church building on Samui is almost finished and services are about to start this June. Since the island is quite far from Bangkok, it was a true missionary journey for the clerics, crossing long distances to bring Paschal service to believers.

Paschal service in the unfinished church on Samui
Paschal service in the unfinished church on Samui.

For the first time, Paschal service also took place in Dormition monastery in Ratchaburi. It was carried out by hieromonk Mikhail (Chepel) and priest Vyacheslav Nikishin from Adygea and Maikop diocese in southern Russia, who were temporary in Thailand at the moment. The singers were Vladimir Buntilov, assistant to the Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand and brothers of the monastery. Believers from Hua Hin, a popular sea resort town 120 km from the monastery, also came to celebrate Pascha there. Next year an Orthodox church is planned to be built in their town as well.

Paschal service in Holy Dormition monastery
Paschal service in Holy Dormition monastery

After the service a Paschal banquet was held. Brothers of the monastery invited all the clerics of Thailand to serve together on the Bright Wednesday on May 8th.

Orthodox Representation in Thailand is also in charge of supporting believers in nearby Cambodia and has a special care about creating church communities in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. In Cambodian capital the service took place on Bulgarian Embassy grounds, where there is a small church of St. George. By the blessing of Bulgarian Orthodox Hierarchy, Mr. Svilen Popov, Chargé d'affaires of Bulgaria in Cambodia, helped to prepare the church for celebrations.

Paschal procession in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Paschal procession in Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

In Sihanoukville celebratory services were held on secular premises, specially prepared for it.

Priest Roman Bychkov from Trinity Church on Phuket and his wife Xenia, a choirmaster, were sent into Cambodia to carry out the services.

Consecration of Easter cakes, eggs and sweets in Cambodia
Consecration of Easter cakes, eggs and sweets in Cambodia.

Unfortunately, this year Orthodox Representation in Thailand did not find means to send anyone for Pachal festivities in Laos. But the problem of spiritual support of Orthodox Christians in Laos is an important point on Representation's next year agenda.


01 May 2013

Easter number of Orthodox Thailand issued.

On the threshold of Holy Pascha, 2000 copies of Orthodox Thailand newspaper were printed out in Bangkok. The issue includes stories about the meaning of Christian Easter, answers of priests to believers' questions about the Resurrection Day and a celebratory letter by His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia.

Of special interest are the memoirs of Mischel De Valerie, a deputy chairman at St.Nicholas parish in Bangkok, who tells about celebrations of Pascha by Russian immigrants in Paris in early 20th century. The other interesting part are stories by Thai citizens who converted to Orthodoxy. This issue is the first to include a Thai-language section, telling about the coming of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem at Easter night. The main editor of this issue is father Alexey Golovin. The paper is distributed among all Orthodox parishes in the Kingdom.

Easter number of Orthodox Thailand
Easter number of Orthodox Thailand.

30 April 2013

Progress in building new St. Nicholas church in Bangkok

Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, and his assistant Vladimir Buntilov visited the construction site of the new church in Bangkok and surveyed current progress of the building. Father Oleg admitted that works in general are going according to the schedule. At present the foundation and the basement are completed, underground storage rooms are arranged and concrete bases of walls and temple dome are raised up. Concrete staircases are partly completed also.

At the same time the construction on an office building for the Representation of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand is going on. The foundation, the basement and concrete bases for first floor walls are finishes and the second floor construction has begun. According to the head of the construction company, all building and decoration should be complete in late September–early November 2013. A slight time lag is possible if floods or heavy rains strike in the upcoming wet season.

Construction in progress (April 2013) Construction in progress (April 2013)
Construction in progress (April 2013)

29 April 2013

An album of spiritual songs issued by the students of Sunday school on Phuket.

The CD was issued by the blessing of archimandrite Oleg, Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, on the threshold of joyful Pascha day. 1000 CDs will be distributed among Orthodox parishes in Thailand, and all the received donations will be sent as a financial support to poor local families.

An album of spiritual songs by students of Sunday school at Trinity Church on Phuket

"Resurrection Day" - a song from the album.


26 April 2013

Relics of St. Martyr and Healer Panteleimon to be brought to Thailand in December 2013.

An arc with the relics of much-reverend saint will be brought to Thailand and Cambodia for spiritual strengthening of Orthodox believers, from Tomsk city in Central Siberia, where they are currently kept. The sending was blessed by Rostislav, Metropolitan of Tomsk and Asino, on the request of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, with the consent of Department for Foreign Institutions of Russian Orthodox Church.

The relics will spend two weeks in Thailand and Cambodia and will be brought to all Orthodox parishes in these countries. Precise dates and schedules of services will be announced later.

An arc with the part of the relics of St. Martyr and Healer Panteleimon
An arc with the part of the relics of St. Martyr and Healer Panteleimon .

12 April 2013

A meeting of Russian community of Pattaya and International Police Association

The meeting was held at the Police Department of Chonburi, a province that includes resort town of Pattaya. Representatives of Russian community of the town and guests from Russian section of IPA, led by colonel A.L. Sheludko, met with the head of Chonburi police general-major Katcha Thartsart. Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, also took part in the meeting.

Participants admitted good results of Pattaya Community Security program that was carried out in the town for last six months. During that time, the number of tourist robberies in the town fell from 30-40 a day to 1-2.

Archimandrite Oleg told the general that several times Russian citizens in Pattaya, convicted of pretty crimes, were punished in inadequately severe ways. There were occasions when some Russians who suffered from mental impediments were jailed and released by Thai court only after three to six months. Father Oleg asked the head of police for a right to intercede for such people. General Thartsart praised the work of Orthodox Church in Thailand and assured the archimandrite that the position of the Church will be taken into account.

Katcha Thartsart said that he would like to visit All Saints Church in Pattaya and take part in a banquet on May 9th. That day, known in Russia as the Day of Victory in World War II, is being celebrated in Pattaya by Russian community for several years.

At the end of the meeting colonel Sheludko awarded the chief of Chonburi police with Russian police service medal, and father Oleg gave him a book Katya and the Prince of Siam in Thai language.

Archimandrite Oleg presents general Thartsart with Katya and the Prince of Siam book
Archimandrite Oleg presents general Thartsart with Katya and the Prince of Siam book

09 April 2013

Orthodox Christians of Ko Chang visited Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand

Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, welcomed a group of Orthodox believers from Ko Chang island in Trat province, who petitioned him to open a church on the island.

Archimandrite Oleg explained legal requirements for opening a new parish and a routine of accomplishing such a project. According to the petition, Orthodox Christians on Ko Chang are currently looking for a suitable plot of land. Father Oleg promised to study the question further. He also reminded the visitors of the responsibility they will have if the decision to build a new church will be made.

A special commission, including one of the priests serving in Thailand, will soon be sent to the island, to study the situation on the spot.

Ko Chang (Thai เกาะช้าง, "Elephant island") — one of the biggest islands of Thailand, belonging to Trat province. Stretching for 215 square km, it is a third biggest island in the Kingdom after Phuket and Samui. Its highest point at Khaojomphisat is 744 meters above sea level. Ko Chang's population is 5356 people (in 2005) living in 8 villages. The island is the part of Mu-Ko-Chang national park and a popular tourist spot.(From Wikipedia)


08 April 2013

Feast of Annunciation and Cross Veneration Week were celebrated in Cambodia

Celebrations were held by the blessing of archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, and took place in St. George Church in Phnom Penh and St. Panteleimon parish in Sihanoukville.

Father Roman Bychkov of Trinity Church on Phuket in Thailand was sent to Cambodia for the festivities. In Phnom Penh the Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, April 6th, and in Sihanoukville – on the very day of the Feast of Annunciation, Sunday, April 7th. All attendees of the services took part in the Communion. Believers asked father Roman to make also occasional services in their homes.

A special joy to all the people was the baptism of two Cambodian citizen. Mr. Munn Mony took Christian name of Matthew, in honor of Apostle and Evangelist Matthew. Ms. Chheav Primprey was christened Paraskeva, in honor of saint martyr Paraskeva “the Friday”.

Representation of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, on behalf of all believers in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, congratulates the new members of the Church Matthew and Paraskeva with their spiritual birth in Christ.

Munn Mony (Matthew) and Chheav Primprey (Paraskeva), after their Baptism in St.George Church in Phnom Penh
Munn Mony (Matthew) and Chheav Primprey (Paraskeva), after their Baptism in St.George Church in Phnom Penh

Reference: Kuoch Munn Mony (Matthew) was born in 1964 in Такеv province in Cambodia, studied in Moscow at University of People's Friendship.

Chheav Primprey (Paraskeva) was born in 1981 in Phnom Penh. Graduated from Phnom Penh Institute of Technology with a Degree in Economics.


08 April 2013

The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick in the Orthodox parishes of Thailand

The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick in April will be administered according to this schedule:

IN ST.NICHOLAS PARISH IN BANGKOK:
   April 27, 2013 (Saturday) --------------------------------------------starting at 9-00 am
IN ALL SAINTS PARISH IN PATTHAYA:
   April 28, 2013 (Sunday) ------------------------------------18.00
IN TRINITY CHURCH ON PHUKET:
   April 28, 2013 (Sunday) -------------------------------------------- starting at 18-00

During Anointing the healing grace of God is called on a sick person by anointing him or her with oil. Its history goes back to Apostles, to whom Jesus Christ gave power to heal deceases, so that they “anointed many sick people with oil and healed them” (Mark, 6:13).


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