ภาษาไทย Русский English

The wind blows where it wishes...(John 3, 8)

official website

Menu:

Events:

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

More...

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

More...

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

More...

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

More...

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

More...

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

More...

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

More...

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

More...

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

More...

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

More...

News and events

<<   <   1-10   11-20   21-30   31-40   41-50   51-60   61-70   
71-80   81-90   91-100   101-110   111-120   121-130   131-140   
141-150   151-160   161-170   171-180   181-190   191-200   201-210   
211-220   221-230   231-240   241-250   251-260   261-270   271-280   
281-290   291-300   301-310   311-320   321-330   331-340   341-350   
351-360   361-370   371-380   381-390   391-400   401-410   411-420   
421-430   431-440   441-450   451-460   461-470   471-480   >   >>

11 March 2013

A citizen of Kazakhstan returned home.

For about two weeks All Saints' parish in Pattaya was taking care of Vasily N., a 60-year old citizen of Kazakhstan, who came to Thailand for holiday and missed his return flight. As it turned out, Vasily had a psychiatric impediment and suffered exacerbations during which he could not perceive the reality clearly.

By the request of All Saints' parish council, archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, contacted the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Thailand. The consul of Kazakhstan, in turn, made agreements with SKAT airlines company and TEZ-tour travel agency that were organizing Vasily's holiday. On March 11, by joint efforts, Vasily was sent home to Kazakhstan.


10 March 2013

Another Citizen of Thailand Converted to Orthodoxy.

Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand and the rector of St. Nicolas Church in Bangkok, has baptized a citizen of Thailand Apinya Pungsangsuwan.

Apinya was born in 1997 in the town of Samut Sakhorn into a family of a driver and a housewife. She has two sisters; she is currently living with her family in Bangkok and is studying in the graduation class of the Thesabanomnoi school. The girl wishes to continue her study at university and become a professional translator.

About a year ago, Ms. Apinya independently became interested in Orthodoxy and started going to the St. Nicolas Church in Bangkok. She attended catechism courses at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand. On March 3, 2013, she received Holy Baptism with the name Anastasia in honor of holy royal passion-bearer Grand Princess Anastasia (Romanova).

Miss Apinya Pungsangsuwan (Anastasia) near St. Nicholas Church in Bangkok
in the photo: Miss Apinya Pungsangsuwan (Anastasia) near St. Nicholas Church in Bangkok.

09 March 2013

Construction of new St. Nicholas Church in Bangkok

Archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, visited construction site of the new church being built in Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road Soi 101/1, to see its current progress. The foundation of the building is now almost finished and workers have begun raising concrete support structures. According to the head of the building party, 25 people are currently working on church building's construction. The labor does not stop at weekends, to catch up for two weeks' delay caused by recent heavy rains in Kingdom's capital.

Archimadrite Oleg appreciated the construction progress and gave permission to the Foundation of the Orthodox Church in Thailand to set financial rewards for best workers on the construction.

Construction of St.Nicholas church in progress (March 2013)
Construction of St.Nicholas church in progress (March 2013)

06 March 2013

Blessing of the airplane and office of «LEGACY air» company.

At the request of the key personnel of «LEGACY air» company, archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Represen­tative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, visited U-Tapao airport 40 km from Pattaya and performed a blessing rite on company's new airplane as well as its office facility. On March 11 «LEGACY air» is expected to launch a new popular rout between tourist center Pattaya and Siem Reap in Cambodia, the location of Ankgor Wat, a famous historical and cultural monument.

It was also agreed that the company will give a 30 to 50% discount on all of their flights for priests working in South-East Asia as well as other Orthodox Church servants that travel on clerical business in the region.

Archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin with Legacy Air executives at U-Tapao Airport)
Archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin with «LEGACY air» executives at U-Tapao Airport)

04 March 2013

Church-wide Orthodox meeting took place in Thailand.

The meeting was held in All Saints' parish in Patthaya by the blessing of archbishop Mark, Head of the Department for Foreign Institutions of Russian Orthodox Church. The meeting was attended by:

The Conference was also attended by Alexey Falunin, a vice-consul of Russian Federation in Thailand.

Church-wide conference in Thailand. Archimadrite Oleg makes his report
Church-wide Orthodox meeting in Thailand. Archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin) making his report.

The agenda included following reports:

  1. Results of the work of Orthodox Church in Thailand by archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand.
  2. Results of the work of Foundation of the Orthodox Church in Thailand by priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna, a Chairman of the Foundation.
  3. On current state of Trinity parish on Phuket island, by priest Alexey Golovin.
  4. On current state of All Saints' parish in Pattaya, by priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna.
  5. On current state of St. Nicholas parish in Bangkok, by Michel de Valerie, Deputy Chairman of St. Nicholas parish.
  6. On current state of Ascension parish on Samui island, by O. Voronov, member of parish council.
  7. On current state of Dormition monastery in Ratchaburi, by archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin).
  8. On current state of Orthodox parishes in Cambodia: St. George parish of Phnom Penh by S.A. Stepanov (Chairman of parish council) and St. Panteleimon parish of Sihanoukville by M. Yu. Ryumshin (Chairman of parish council).
  9. Discussion of current problems of Orthodox Church in Thailand by several contributors.
  10. Reviewing 2013 Development Program for Orthodox Church in Thailand and Presenting it to the Church Authority by archimadrite Oleg (Cherepanin).

Each of the talks lead to constructive discussions and decisions. Attendees agreed that general state and tendencies of Orthodoxy in Thailand are positive.

Participants of the Church-wide Orthodox meeting in All Saint's Church in Pattaya
Participants of the Church-wide Orthodox meeting in All Saint's Church in Pattaya.

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.


<<   <   1-10   11-20   21-30   31-40   41-50   51-60   61-70   
71-80   81-90   91-100   101-110   111-120   121-130   131-140   
141-150   151-160   161-170   171-180   181-190   191-200   201-210   
211-220   221-230   231-240   241-250   251-260   261-270   271-280   
281-290   291-300   301-310   311-320   321-330   331-340   341-350   
351-360   361-370   371-380   381-390   391-400   401-410   411-420   
421-430   431-440   441-450   451-460   461-470   471-480   >   >>