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December 14, 2013:
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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03 March 2013

Pastoral meeting of Orthodox clergy took place in Thailand

The meeting was held in All Saints' parish in Pattaya (Chonburi province), in preparation for upcoming Orthodox Church in Thailand meeting in Thailand.

The participants were:

Participants discussed ways to improve pastoral work in Thailand and Cambodia, perspectives of growth for Orthodoxy in near and far future and some current problems, such as lack of church ministers: choirmasters, singers and psalm-readers.

Clerics made suggestions for solving the issues. The results of the meeting will be used during the Church-wide meeting and also sent for consideration to the Hierarchy of Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).

Orthodox clergy serving in Thailand
In the photo: Orthodox clergy serving in Thailand.

14 February 2013

The consecration of domes of the Holy Ascension church in Samui.

The domes were consecrated and installed in the Holy Ascension church in Samui, Surat Thani province. With the blessing from archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), the Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, eight domes with crosses for the temple and the bell tower were consecrated by the priest Alexei Golovin, a cleric of the Trinity Church in Phuket. After the consecration the ascending and fastening of the domes have began. The full completion of the construction work is planned at the end of May 2013.

The blessing of domes and crosses in the Holy Ascension church in Samui The blessing of domes and crosses in the Holy Ascension church in Samui
In the photo: The blessing of domes and crosses in the Holy Ascension church in Samui.

10 February 2013

Cambodian citizen converted into Orthodox Christianity.

Before the Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas church in Bangkok the Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) performed the rite of accession to the Orthodox Church of a Cambodian citizen Bunthorng Shu, former Lutheran. Bunthorng Shu got his Orthodox name Gerasimus in honor of st. Gerasimus of Boldin.

To become an Orthodox Christian Bunthorng Shu had to deny Protestanism and go through the Holy Orthodox Confirmation. During the Divine Liturgy a new Orthodox Church Christian participated in Holy Eucharist. Other members of Church heartily congratulated a newly converted and presented him an icon of the Savior.

Cambodian Bunthorng Shu, in Orthodoxy - Gerasimus
In the photo: Cambodian Bunthorng Shu, in Orthodoxy - Gerasimus.

01 February 2013

The Day of enthronement of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

Today is a fourth anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, the Primate of Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch ministry is a very demanding job since it involves enormous responsibility before God for millions of Russian Orthodox believers. Such a duty is above the human abilities and strength and it would not be possible to be performed without graceful God’s help and support.

In the recent years much have been done under the guidance of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Major changes inside the Church and in the area of Church-governmental relations have been made for people’s benefit and human souls’ salvation.

The Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, the Foundation of Orthodox Church in Thailand, the Orthodox flock of Thailand, Cambodia and Laos are heartily congratulating our Great Father Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, and we are praying for him and sincerely wishing him steady and unending God’s help, good health and all the best for salvation.

MANY MORE GOOD YEARS TO COME!

His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

31 January 2013

The progress of construction work on Orthodox temples in Thailand.

The Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand held a meeting which reviewed the building progress on the Holy Ascension parish in Samui (Surat Thani Province), St. Nicholas temple in Bangkok and the Holy Protection church in Pattaya. The participants of the meeting included the Committee of Orthodox Church Foundation in Thailand and the managers of the construction company which is carrying out the building work. Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), the Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, also attended the meeting.

The participants noted the intensity of work to complete the construction of the Holy Ascension church in Samui and the beginning of interior decoration inside the temple. Archimandrite Oleg reminded that Orthodox Christians from Samui and nearby islands hope to have the temple completed by the celebration of the Holy Ascension Day in 2013 and, therefore, more efforts should made to meet the expectations of the believers.

The construction of the Holy Ascension church in Samui (January 2013)
In the photo: The construction of the Holy Ascension church in Samui (January 2013).

While discussing the situation with the St. Nicholas Church in Bangkok where the construction is on the stage of finishing the foundation, the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Committee of Orthodox Church Foundation in Thailand have asked the builders to speed up the work. The necessity to build an earthquake-proof foundation and heavy rains are slowing down the construction. However, the participants of the meeting decided to approve previously agreed deadlines for St. Nicholas Church with the goal to perform the rite of consecration of the church and start regular divine services in December 2013. Priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna informed that the Foundation is performing tight control over the timing and quality of construction and reminded about the penalties specified in the contract for violation of the deadlines and poor quality of work.

The discussion on the Holy Protection church construction didn’t result in debates since the construction of the temple is carried out on time and funded by Thai counterparts. Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) expressed his sincere gratitude to the leadership of the company «Dusit Pattaya Lake» for their decision to cover expenses for temple’s interior construction work while this work is specified by the contract to be paid by Orthodox Church Foundation in Thailand. It is estimated that the temple will be fully completed and ready for the rite of consecration in 2-3 months.


29 January 2013

Orthodox Christian delegation attended the meeting "Pattaya Community Safety" at the City Hall in Pattaya.

Being invited by the Royal Thai Police Headquarters and Pattaya City Administration, the Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) and the Chairman of the Committee of Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand Foundation the acting priest of All Saints church in Pattaya priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna have attended the organizational meeting «Pattaya Community Safety» which was held in Pattaya City-Hall. There were participants from Thai Police Headquarters, Pattaya Administration and the representatives of foreign communities living in Pattaya. Russian community was presented by Mr. Victor Kriventsov, the Deputy Honorary Consul of Russian Federation in the Chonburi/Rayong provinces and prominent Russian businessmen.

Meeting on Pattaya Community Safety at the Pattaya City-Hall
In the photo: Meeting on Pattaya Community Safety at the Pattaya City-Hall.

The meeting was lead by the Office of the Royal Thai Police: by the Head of the Criminal Investigation Police in Thailand Pol. Maj. Gen. Supisarn Bhakdinarinath and the Head of the Central Investigative Bureau of Thailand Pol. Lt. Gen. Pongpat Chayapun.

The Mayor of Pattaya, Mr. Ithiphol Khunplume, welcomed the audience. Then the participants listened to the report presented by the police leadership regarding the crime situation in Pattaya, which is Thailand's main resort visited by 8.5 million tourists annually. The presenter assured that the police is able to prevent the crime growth in Pattaya. Thai police plans to establish a permanent representative office of Consumer Protection Committee which is a department within police structure in Thailand. This committee will help to prevent the cases of real estate investors’ cheating in Pattaya. Thai officials are also planning to upgrade the technical equipment of Pattaya Police department.

Pattaya’ Mayor Mr. Ithiphol Khunplume told the audience that special attention paid by Thai police department to Pattaya problems has already resulted in the crime decline in the city. After the presentations the participants split into four working groups to discuss specific questions.

Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) spent some time with the Mayor of Pattaya, Mr. Ithiphol Khunplume, discussing a number of issues of interest to the Orthodox community of the resort. As always, Mr. Ithiphol Khunplume kindly listened to the problematic issues of Orthodox believers and promised positive solutions on a number of them without a delay.


28 January 2013

The statement from Orthodox Church in Thailand regarding the recent the provocation in the media.

Герб Православной Церкви в Таиланде

Representation of The Russian Orthodox Church
(Moscow Patriarchate) in The Kingdom of Thailand

***
19 Sukhothai Soi 3, Sukhothai Road,
Dusit, 10300, Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand.
Tel.+(66) 81-7325021

Thai and Russian media have recently published an «interview» with «hegumen Tikhon, a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand,» in which the statement was made about the beginning of «the Russian Orthodox Church expansion,» plans «to convert 20-25% of local population into Orthodoxy by 2025», about the «opening of an additional 74 parishes in Thailand» and etc. In connection to this publications the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand declares:

The above-mentioned «hegumen Tikhon’ interview» publication is irresponsible and disgraceful provocation. There is no «hegumen Tikhon, a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church» in Thailand. An official representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Kingdom of Thailand is archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) who was giving this authority by the decision of Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Decree of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. The plans announced in the «interview» are nonsense and do not have any real grounds. Moreover, these statements are damaging inter-religious relationship in Thailand.

The Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand regrets that these lies which were initially published in a barely known Russian internet edition in Pattaya were later republished in many other media sources. Therefore, the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand appointed priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna who is an acting arch-priest of the Orthodox Church of All Saints in Pattaya and the Chairman of the Committee of Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand Foundation to file a lawsuit to the law enforcement authorities of the Kingdom to determine the guilty persons and to take against them appropriate legal actions.

Representation of The Russian Orthodox Church
(Moscow Patriarchate) in The Kingdom of Thailand


26 January 2013

Ongoing cooperation between the Orthodox Church in Thailand (Moscow Patriarchate) and Thammasat University in Bangkok.

On January 26, 2013 a group of students from the Faculty of Liberal Arts of Thammasat University in Bangkok visited All Saints Church in Pattaya (Chonburi province) where they were well-received by the acting priest of the temple, the Chairman of the Committee of Orthodox Church Foundation in Thailand priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna.

Since father Danai is a native Thai who has received his theological education at the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary he was able to convey effectively to his countrymen, who are mostly Buddhists, the truth of Orthodoxy and familiarize visitors with the Orthodox church layout. Priest Danai provided students with lots of explanations while they were examining icons and decorations. As father Danai noted «Orthodox icons are indeed «theology in color» because they visibly let us learn and understand what sometimes is so difficult to express with words».

In the photo: A group of students from the Thammasat University in Bangkok are in the All Saints Church in Pattaya (Chonburi province)
In the photo: A group of students from the Thammasat University in Bangkok are in the All Saints Church in Pattaya (Chonburi province).

23 January 2013

Bishop Nikolai of Nakhodka and Preobrazhensk visited the Church of All Saints.

The Church of All Saints in Pattaya was visited by His Grace bishop Nikolai of Nakhodka and Preobrazhensk. Vladyko arrived to Thailand with his private visit to congratulate his parishioners Alexey Ivanovich Panferov and Valentina Nikolaevna Panferova who are currently living in Pattaya with their 25th wedding anniversary and to hand high award of Russian Orthodox Church, the medal of Saint Prince Daniel of Moscow, to Mr. Panferov which he was awarded by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for his active support and sponsorship of construction of Kazan Cathedral of Nakhodka diocese.

Upon arrival to the Church of All Saints in Pattaya bishop Nikolai was welcomed by the Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) and the Chairman of the Committee of Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand Foundation priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna. Vladyko administered the sacrament of matrimony over the God’s servant Alexey and the handmaid of God Valentina though a special order endorsed for those who lived in civilian marriage for many years but due to some circumstances didn’t get a chance to consecrate the marriage through the church matrimony. Afterwards Bishop Nikolai handed Patriarch Kirill’s award to Mr. Panferov.

His Grace bishop Nikolai of Nakhodka and Preobrazhensk in the Church of All Saints after administering the Sacrament of matrimony and giving  Patriarch Kirill’s award to Mr. Panferov
In the photo: His Grace bishop Nikolai of Nakhodka and Preobrazhensk in the Church of All Saints after administering the Sacrament of matrimony and giving Patriarch Kirill’s award to Mr. Panferov.

21 January 2013

Students from Kajonkiet International School visited Holy Trinity parish on Phuket.

Orthodox Holy Trinity parish on Phuket was visited by students from Kajonkiet International School. Priest Alexey Golovin guided more than 40 students through the temple. Children of Thai, Russian and French nationalities as well as their teachers learnt with great interest about the temple layout and Orthodox divine service, observed holy icons and paintings. Maria Golovina, the priest Alexey’s spouse, performed several holy hymns on the guests’ request. In turn, students lead by their singing and drama teacher, Mr. Andrew Snape, sung Christmas carol «Silent night! Holy night!». Afterwards the guests visited Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker Chapel where baptistery used to administer sacrament of baptism is located. At the end the students enjoyed their time at the parish children’s playground.

Детский Рождественский праздничный вечер на Пхукете Детский Рождественский праздничный вечер на Пхукете
In the photo: Kajonkiet International School’ students visiting Holy Trinity parish in Phuket.

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