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December 14, 2014:
For those who celebrate Christmas in new (Gregorian) calendar.

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October 07, 2014:
Saint Panteleimon's Church under Construction in Sihanoukville (Cambodia).

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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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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).


05 April 2013

Acrhimandrite Oleg visited Huahin

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) had a two-day trip to Huahin town (Prachuapkhirinkhan province), where an opening of a new parish and building of a new church is planned. Father Oleg had a meeting with Orthodox believers and also visited land plots proposed for future church. He also studied special building regulations of the resort town.

Presently Orthodox Christians of Huahin have to travel about 120 kilometers to Dormition Monastery in Ratchaburi to attend a service. It was decided to go on with the building project and the organization of new parish.


01 April 2013

Prayers needed for victims of car accident on Phuket

Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand urged Orthodox priests and believers to pray earnestly for two Russian teenagers, Sevastian Lukashov, 16, and Vladislav Andrashko, 15, who suffered serious damage in a car accident on Phuket island.

According to media reports, an accident happened last weekend on the road near Phuket International Hospital. Teenagers were riding a motorcycle when Honda automobile started to turn into a side-street in front of them. Collision threw the boys from their vehicle, and the motorcycle itself flew several dozen meters, struck the wall of the building and caught fire.

Priest Alexey Golovin of Trinity Church on Phuket, who visited the teenagers in a hospital, says that Sevastian Lukoshin is in a very difficult state. Boy had undergone an intracarnial surgery which lasted for five hours. The priest administered the Sacrament of the Anointing with the Oil over the patient. The youngster is currently in the reanimation department and is gradually getting better. Especially earnest prayers are said for him in Trinity church in Phuket before the icon of St. Sevastian of Karaganda and Other Saints of Kazakhstan, which holds relics of the saints.

Vladislav Adrashko, 15, is also in reanimation at the moment. «He regained consciousness, he can hear now and his state is currently stable», says father Alexey. The boy has a complicated leg fracture, his whole leg is bandaged and put into special bracing.

In All Saints Church in Pattaya prayers for the teenagers were said before the wonder-working icon of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra of Lycia, in Dormition monastery in Ratchaburi brothers prayed before a much-revered icon of «Our Lady of Iver».

«We believe,» says archimandrite Oleg, «that the merciful Lord will hear the prayers of His Church and will deliver the youngsters from their calamity, bringing joy to their parents and to everyone of us».

(used materials of ITAR-TASS).


28 March 2013

State delegation of Thailand visited Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.

The famous church was visited today by Deputy Prime-Minister of Thailand, Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who arrived in Moscow to take part in Russian-Thai inter-governmental committee on economic cooperation.

State Delegation of Thailand in Christ the Saviour Cathedral
State Delegation of Thailand in Christ the Saviour Cathedral

He was accompanied by high-ranking Thai officials: Itti Ditbanchong, Ambassador of Thailand to Russia; Vidjavat Isarabakdee, deputy permanent secretary of Foreign Affairs Ministry; Adisakdee Tanyakul, deputy head of National Security Council; Nantavan Sakuntanaga, deputy permanent secretary of Ministry of Commerce; Somchai Tiambunprasert, deputy permanent secretary of Science and Technology Ministry. Employees of Thai Embassy in Moscow, Thai Foreign Affairs ministry, and other participants of the inter-government committee were also present.

Guests visited Transfiguration and Nativity churches in the Cathedral and climbed up to its viewing platform. Prime-Minister Surapong left an entry in the book of honored guests in Thai and English.

Moscow Patriarchy representative D. Petrovsky and servants of the Cathedral told the visitors about its history, architectural features and sacred objects.

Minister Surapong lit a candle in the memory of royal family of Romanovs. It is widely known that personal friendship of last Tsar Nicholas II and King of Siam Rama V as well as overall position of Russian Empire in late 19th century played a big role in maintaining the independence of Siam from Western colonial powers. The friendship of two nations continues to develop, including religious connections.

Orthodox Christianity in Thailand is officially recognized by the state. There are five Orthodox churches and one monastery in the Kingdom, and two more churches are being built. In honor of Romanov House's 400th anniversary, Representation of Russian Orthodox Church and Orthodox Church in Thailand Foundation plan a special celebration program. It includes a grand consecration of new St. Nicholas Church in Bangkok, a chapel and a baptistery in the name of Royal Martyrs, and establishing a bronze monument to Nicholas II and Rama V.

Used materials from Department of Communication of DECR https://mospat.ru/en/.


27 March 2013

Orthodox clergy received certificates of gratitude.

Police authorities of Thailand and government of Pattaya, the largest resort towns in the country, awarded certificates to Orthodox clerics for their participation in Pattaya Community Safety project.

The certificates were awarded to archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, and priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna, the Chairman of the Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand Foundation and the priest in charge of All Saints Parish in Pattaya. Certificates were signed by Chief of Criminal Investigation Office Pol. Maj. Gen. Supisarn Bhakdinarinath and mayor of Pattaya Mr. Itthipol Khunplome.

Certificates of gratitude to Orthodox Clergy of Moscow Patriarchate in Thailand Certificates of gratitude to Orthodox Clergy of Moscow Patriarchate in Thailand
Certificates of gratitude to Orthodox Clergy of Moscow Patriarchate in Thailand.

26 March 2013

Orthodox Church in Thailand preparing for Romanov dynasty 400-years anniversary celebration.

Orthodox Representation in Thailand organized a work meeting that discussed preparations for celebrating the 400th anniversary of Russia's last Tsar dynasty.

This date has special significance for relationships between Russia in Thailand. Russian Empire's position in the late 19th century and a friendship between last Tsar Nicholas II (Romanov) and King of Siam Rava V (Chulalongkorn) played an important role in Thailand's maintaining independence from Western colonial powers.

A preliminary program of the celebration includes:

Festivities will take place in November and December 2013.

The work meeting was also attended by Russian vice-consul in Thailand Alexey Falunin. Its decisions will be sent for approval to the Russian Orthodox Church Hierarchy.

Romanov family
Romanov family. From: http://klin-demianovo.ru

26 March 2013

The Orthodox clergy of Thailand will study Thai language.

Archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Represen­tative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand issued a decree, that charges all priests and staff church workers in Thailand to complete a course of Thai language (writing and speaking) in 2013.

This decision was made to improve pastoral and missionary work of Orthodox servants in Thailand and their adaptation to local life. “We will consider language skills an important criterion showing the level of every church servant's work”, says archimadrite Oleg.

The Committee of the Orthodox Church in Thailand Foundation showed understanding of Representative's decision and agreed to cover study expenses if needed. Also during this year, priests and church workers in Thailand will have several lectures on history and culture of the Kingdom as well as its labor and immigration laws. They will also have readings on Buddhism, Thailand's national religion followed by 85% of Thai people.


24 March 2013

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand visited a reception on the occasion of the election of new Pope of Rome.

By Nunciature of Vatican and Catholic Bishop Conference in Thailand, archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) was invited to the reception dedicated to the election of new Pope of Rome Francis.

On behalf of the Orthodox Christians in Thailand the Representative warmly congratulated Roman Catholic believers with such an important event in their life.

Archimandrite Oleg also sent his greetings to a newly appointed Vatican Nuncio archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, who also serves as Vatican Nuncio in Cambodia and Apostolic Ambassador in Myanmar and Laos.


17 March 2013

Charity Fair held at Trinity parish on Phuket

The Fair took place after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday of Forgiveness, at the square before Trinity Church on Phuket island. It was organized by students of Sunday-school and their parents, with support by church's clergy.

Children made traditional Russian Butter Week treats – cakes, pancakes, puffs and other home-made bakery. The guests of the fair were also offered unique handiwork made by the students. A Shadow Theater performance was also made, which had a lot of success among visitors.

Charity Carnical Fair on Phuket Shadow theater - a Butter Week performance
Charity Fair on Phuket Shadow theater - a Butter Week performance.

The charity purpose of the fair was collecting funds to order the bells from Russia for Trinity Church. “Someday we could also ring merry bells on Easter to celebrate the Resurrection of the Saviour!” – the people at the Fair told about their goal.

Those wishing to help purchase the bells can also make a donation to a bank account (please mark “for the purchase of bells”.):

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN THAILAND Foundation
Bank Acc. 130-219314-9
Beneficiary's Bank: THE SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK PUBLIC CO.LTD
Branch- RATCHAWAT
SWIFT Code- SICOTHBK
Bank address: 9 Rutchadapisek Rd., Jatujak, Bangkok, 10900

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