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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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25 December 2012

The relics of St. Nicholas end their stay in Thailand.

The relics of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra in Lycia ended their stay in Thailand. Before leaving, the community of All Saints Church in Pattaya requested their return. Therefore, after being at the chapel in Bangkok on December 20, the holy relics were brought back to Pattaya to All Saints Church for public worship. In the days prior to the departure of the holy relics to Russia, the clergy of Orthodox churches in Thailand offered several prayer services. From morning to evening the church was not left without prayer. May it be blessed by God through the prayers of St. Nicholas.

Reliquary of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra in Lycia
In the photo: Reliquary of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra in Lycia.

On December 24th the relics were taken to the second temple in Pattaya of Holy Protection where a prayer service was held and the reliquary made procession around the temple which is to be dedicated in the first quarter of 2013. On the morning of December 25 after a prayer service at All Saints, the clergy accompanied the reliquary to Suvarnaphumi Airport on the return to Moscow. More than 3,000 people visited the holy relics in Thailand.

The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand warmly thanked His Eminence archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk the Head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for foreign institutions for blessing the visit of the holy relics of St. Nicholas in Thailand, as well as:

Holy Father Nicholas, pray to God for us!


23 December 2012

DIVINE SERVICES SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS 2012/2013 IN THAILAND.

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DIVINE SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS IN THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND WILL BE CONDUCTED ACCORDING THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

PATTAYA. All Saints church:

06 January. Sunday.
18.00
Moleben in hotel «Royal Cliff».
Night from 06 January (Sunday)
to 7 January (Monday)
from 22.00
Night Christmas Service in the church of All Saints. Afterwards – Divine Liturgy.
Priest - archim. Oleg (Cherepanin).

BANGKOK. St. Nicholas church:

Night from 06 January (Sunday)
to 7 January (Monday)
from 22.00
Night Christmas Service. Afterwards – Divine Liturgy.
Priest - priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna.
07 January. Monday.
17.00
Christmas Vigil. Festal dinner.
Priest - priest Danai (Daniel) Wanna.

Phuket. Church of Holy Trinity:

Night from 06 January (Sunday)
to 7 January (Monday)
from 22.00
Night Christmas Service. Afterwards – Divine Liturgy.
Priest - priest Alexey Golovin.

Samui. Holy Ascension church:

Night from 06 January (Sunday)
to 7 January (Monday)
from 22.00
Christmas reader's service.
Reader - missionary Roman Pashin.
08 January. Tuesday.
10.00
Divine Liturgy.
Priest - priest Alexey Golovin.


20 December 2012

In Bangkok, prayer service of the new temple’s foundation.

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia construction has begun on a new St. Nicholas Cathedral in the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. In this regard, the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) concelebrated with clergy of the Orthodox parishes in Thailand - priest Daniel Wanna, priest Roman Bychkov and hierodeacon Mikhail (Csepel) the rite of founding a temple at the construction site. Also at the construction site were the holy relics of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra and the miraculous icon of the saint of God, in whose presence the prayers were offered.

Founding prayers of the new St. Nicholas Cathedral in Bangkok (20.12.2012)
In the photo: Founding prayers of the new St. Nicholas Cathedral in Bangkok (20.12.2012).

Not only believers from Bangkok, but the Orthodox from other places in Thailand came to share the joy of the Bangkok parish. After the conclusion of the foundation rite for a temple, the akathist to St. Nicholas the Wonder-worker was served. For the achievement of bringing the relics of the saint of God to Thailand, Foundation Committee of the Orthodox Church in Thailand awarded Honorary Badge "for good causes" Nicholay Igorevich Goryachkin and Alexander Grigorievich Okhrimenko, those who labored to host the relics of St. Nicholas in Thailand.

Russian and local media covered this event of the temple foundation.


18 December 2012

The holy relics of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra visited Samui.

From December 17 to 18, the relics of St. Nicholas and his miraculous icon were on Samui. The relics and icon were accompanied by the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), priest Daniel Wanna, hierodeacon Michael (Csepel) and Mr. Alexander Okhrimenko. At the airport, Orthodox believers of Holy Ascension Church met the holy relics and the miraculous icon. In the walls of the church the prayers were offered both days and the faithful were able to venerate the saint of God St. Nicholas. The evening of December 18 the relics returned back to Bangkok.

Veneration of the holy relics of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra, the Wonder-worker at the construction site of Holy Ascension Church on Samui
In the photo: Veneration of the holy relics of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra, the Wonder-worker at the construction site of Holy Ascension Church on Samui.

18 December 2012

Anointing with oil service will be performed in the church in Phuket.

23 December at 18.00 the Anointing with oil service will be performed at Holy Trinity church in Phuket.

The Anointing with oil is the sacrament during which The Grace of God is called upon a man by anointing the body with the sanctified oil. Often the sacrament is undertaken by the Orthodox believers who are physically or spiritually sick. This includes difficult spiritual conditions such as despondency, sorrow, despair, since the reason for them might be not confessed sins, including those which are not recognized by the person. Traditionally, The Anointing with oil is performed during Christmas and The Great Lents


18 December 2012

Anointing with oil service will be performed in the church in Phuket.

23 December at 18.00 the Anointing with oil service will be performed at Holy Trinity church in Phuket.

The Anointing with oil is the sacrament during which The Grace of God is called upon a man by anointing the body with the sanctified oil. Often the sacrament is undertaken by the Orthodox believers who are physically or spiritually sick. This includes difficult spiritual conditions such as despondency, sorrow, despair, since the reason for them might be not confessed sins, including those which are not recognized by the person. Traditionally, The Anointing with oil is performed during Christmas and The Great Lents


17 December 2012

The relics of St. Nicholas visit Bangkok.

In December 13-17, 2012 the relics of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra were present at St. Nicholas Chapel in Bangkok. During these days, several hundred people were able to venerate the holy relics. With the holy relics in Bangkok was the miraculous icon of St. Nicholas, kept at All Saints Church in Pattaya, which is the main shrine of the Orthodox Church in Thailand, famous for many miracles and healings.

December 17 and 18, the two holy objects will visit Samui, where construction is being completed on Holy Ascension Orthodox Church. The celebration of the feast day of St. Nicholas will be back in Bangkok.

Veneration of the holy relics of St. Nicholas at St. Nicholas Chapel in Bangkok
In the photo: Veneration of the holy relics of St. Nicholas at St. Nicholas Chapel in Bangkok.

17 December 2012

A Cambodian national catechumen enrolled in courses at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand.

With the blessing of archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Kingdom of Thailand, a Cambodian national Mr. Bunthorng Shu enrolled in catechism courses. Shu has already started classes. It is expected that upon completion of course he will continue training an Orthodox seminary in Russia.

Cambodian national Mr. Bunthorng Shu – catechism student at ROC Representation in Thailand
In the photo: Cambodian national Mr. Bunthorng Shu – catechism student at ROC Representation in Thailand.

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Mr. Bunthorng Shu was born in Cambodia in Koh Korng in 1991. At 10 years old he was baptized in the Protestant Church. After finishing secondary school, he worked, supporting his mother and relatives. Currently Shu is a catechumen being trained at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox in Thailand.


16 December 2012

In Thailand an Indian citizen arrived for church liturgical practices.

At the request of His Eminence metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and the blessing of His Eminence archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk, Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for Foreign Institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the Kingdom Thailand welcomed Polycarp (Rohan Rayprakash) Nehamaiyah to study liturgical practices for priestly ordination.

Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand ordered his assistant Paul Sidebottom directly to manage the theological training of Polycarp (Rohan), at Holy Dormition Monastery in Ratchaburi.

Mr. Polycarp (Rohan Rayprakash) Nehamaiyah - a citizen of India, learning liturgical practices in Thailand
In the photo: Mr. Polycarp (Rohan Rayprakash) Nehamaiyah - a citizen of India, learning liturgical practices in Thailand.

16 December 2012

Priest Roman Bychkov begins his pastoral ministry in Thailand.

The new priest for Thailand Roman Bychkov arrived in Bangkok to carry out pastoral ministry. On Sunday, December 16, he celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Chapel in Bangkok. Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Kingdom of Thailand welcomed Fr. Roman to the congregation. Parishioners of St. Nicholas Chapel in Bangkok, previously knew fr. Roman as a catechist and Sunday School teacher. They received him with a warm welcome in his new position and wished him success in the service of the God’s Church.

It is expected that the new priest will officiate several services in Bangkok and Pattaya, and then will go to Holy Trinity Church in Phuket, where for a few months he will have priestly practice led by priest Alexei Golovin. Afterwards a permanent appointment to one of the parishes in Thailand will be considered.


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