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Holy Dormition monastic community in Ratchaburi celebrates its Feast.

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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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New Primate for Ukrainian Orthodox Church is elected.

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ROC Representative in Thailand, visits Hua Hin City.

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Russian Orthodox Church Representative Visits the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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New Cleric for the Orthodox Church in Thailand and Cambodia.

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30 December 2012

Thai baptized as Orthodox Christian.

Sunday after the Divine Liturgy in the chapel of St. Nicholas, priest Roman Bychkov performed the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on the citizen of Thailand, Vitaly named in honor of St. Vitaly of Alexandria. For more than half a year the new servant of God Vitaly came to St. Nicholas Chapel, which hosted catechesis and the basics of Orthodoxy led by Paul Sidebottom at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand.

The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) warmly congratulated the newly baptized and wished him spiritual growth, presenting him with the blessing of the icon of Christ the Savior.

Priest Roman Bychkov anoints the newly baptized Mr. Vitaly with Holy Myrrh
In the photo: Priest Roman Bychkov anoints the newly baptized Mr. Vitaly with Holy Myrrh.

Reference: Mr. Vitaly was born in 1973 to a family of state-employees, living in Bangkok. He graduated from Kasem Bundit University with a degree management. Since 2012 he began to regularly visit St. Nicholas Chapel, Bangkok, where the catechism courses were held at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand. He was baptized December 30, 2012 with the name Vitaly in honor of St. Vitaly of Alexandria.


28 December 2012

Appreciation of Orthodox believers from His Majesty King of Thailand.

The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) received a letter from the Office of the Personal Secretary of H.M. the King of Thailand Bhumibol Addulyadett (Rama IX), 25.12.2012 № 003.4/34368 in which in particular, says that His Majesty has been informed of the good wishes from the Russian Orthodox Church on the occasion of the 85th birthday of His Majesty. His Majesty the King of Thailand Bhumibol Addulyadet (Rama IX Great) expressed «to the members of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand heartfelt thanks for the gesture of goodwill».

Reference: According to the Constitution of Thailand H.M. the King is the supreme patron of all religions in the Kingdom. Freedom of conscience and religion is enshrined in the law of the state as an important and integral part of the rights and freedoms of Thai citizens.


25 December 2012

Second edition of the Russian-Thai Orthodox prayer book published.

With the parallel Russian-Thai Orthodox prayer book out of print, a second edition of the prayer book has been in demand by the Russian-speaking congregations and the local residents. The first edition of the Orthodox prayer book was done with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad (now Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia). The second edition has been corrected of inaccuracies in the first and some prayers modified.

Russian-Thai Orthodox prayer book (2nd edition) Russian-Thai Orthodox prayer book (2nd edition)
Russian-Thai Orthodox prayer book (2nd edition)

Financial support for the second edition of the Russian-Thai Orthodox prayer book was provided by the Foundation of the Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand. It was edited by archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand. Translation and proofreading the text in Thai was done by ​priest Daniel Wanna and Natalia (Napatra) Apichatapong, a student at the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary. Dr. Vladimir Buntilov formatted the design and layout.

The circulation of the second edition of the Orthodox prayer book is 500 copies to be sent to the parishes in Thailand. Also, several copies will be sent to the Russian seminaries and missionary organizations.


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.

Orthodox Church in Thailand picture

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.

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