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

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August 03, 2014:
New Cleric for the Orthodox Church in Thailand and Cambodia.

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August 02, 2014:
Emergency aid Received.

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July 31, 2014:
Archimandrite Oleg, Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, visits Chiang Mai.

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July 30, 2014:
A citizen of UK was received into Orthodoxy.

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June 22, 2014:
Saint Sergius of Radonezh 700th anniversary of birth will be celebrated in Thailand.

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December 14, 2013:
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS 2013/2014

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13 December 2012

Holy relics of St. Nicholas the Wonder-worker present at the Holy Dormition monastery in Ratchaburi.

From Phuket late on the night of 10 December, the holy relics of St. Nicholas came to Holy Dormition Monastery in Ratchaburi. The reliquary with the miraculous icon were placed in the center of the temple. After daily Divine Liturgy along with the regular cycle of monastic prayer services, a moleben were offered before the relics, honoring the saint, by the brethren and monastery clergy. After vespers the saint’s akathist was read and then a procession around the shrine of the monastery was made. Every day pilgrims came to venerate the holy relics in the monastery. Some of the pilgrims stayed during the days the reliquary was present in the monastery. The evening of December the reliquary went to Bangkok.

Veneration of the holy relics of St. Nicholas in the Dormition monastery in Ratchaburi
In the photo: Veneration of the Holy relics of St. Nicholas in the Dormition monastery in Ratchaburi.

12 December 2012

Evening of Russian language and culture at the University of Thammasat.

Thammasat University hosted an evening dedicated to Russian language and culture. This event was dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Thailand.

For the concert teachers and students practiced Russian poems. Students of the program for Russian language and Philology sang Russian folk songs and ballads, popular Russian and Thai pop songs, and danced the dance of "My Russia" and "Kalinka".

Evening of Russian language and culture at the University of Thammasat Evening of Russian language and culture at the University of Thammasat
Evening of Russian language and culture at the University of Thammasat.

In attendance were compatriots living and working in Thailand and neighboring countries, representatives of the Russian Embassy in Thailand, teachers of various local universities and numerous visitors who are interested in Russia and Russian culture.

Representing the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand that evening was assistant to the Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, Dr. Vladimir Buntilov. Participants were given a concert disc with the movie "The Priest" with subtitles in Thai.


10 December 2012

Tour of reliquary of St. Nicholas continues in Thailand.

From December 6 to 10, 2012 the reliquary of St. Nicholas the Wonder-worker, archbishop of Myra were present at Holy Trinity Church on Phuket. More than 600 people were able to venerate the holy relics. From 6:00 in the morning to midnight, molebens and akathists to the great saint of God were served. On Sunday after the Divine Liturgy, there was a procession with the holy relics around the temple. Together with the holy relics was the miraculous icon of St. Nicholas, normally kept in All Saints Church in Pattaya, which is the main shrine of the Orthodox Church in Thailand, famous for many miracles and healings.

The procession with the holy relics of St. Nicholas around Holy Trinity Church on Phuket
In the photo: The procession with the holy relics of St. Nicholas around Holy Trinity Church on Phuket.

06 December 2012

The movie «The Priest» («บาทหลวง») with subtitles in Thai will be distributed at the parishes in Thailand.

With the blessing of His Eminence archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk, Head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for foreign institutions, the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand recorded 200 DVD discs of the film «The Priest» («บาทหลวง») directed by Vladimir Khotinenko with subtitles in Thai. This film will be distributed to the Orthodox parishes in Thailand, so that Orthodox Thais, as well as local residents who are interested in Russian history and culture could view it in their language. Also part of the DVDs will be distributed to universities in Thailand that train specialists in Russian. In addition, the planned presentation of the film "The priest" with subtitles in Thai will be seen on local channels in Pattaya and Phuket.

Earlier the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand sought the appropriate permission from the owner of this film - the Cultural Foundation TV-movie company "Orthodox Encyclopedia", which has given the permission to translate and screen it in Thailand in the requested parameters (Letter №854 on 17.08.2012).

The movie «The Priest» («บาทหลวง») with subtitles in Thai The movie «The Priest» («บาทหลวง») with subtitles in Thai
The movie «The Priest» («บาทหลวง») with subtitles in Thai.

Reference: «The Priest» — Russian historical film by director Vladimir Khotinenko. This is the first feature film made under the auspices of the Moscow Patriarchate, and with the active participation of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia.

The film relates the little-known history of the Great Patriotic War and the activity of the Pskov Orthodox mission. From August 1941 to February 1944 priests from the Baltic were reviving church life in the German-occupied territories, from Pskov to Leningrad.

(Based on «Wikipedia» materials)


28 November 2012

Holy Trinity Church prepares to meet the holy relics of St. Nicholas.

In anticipation of the arrival of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, archbishop of Myra in Thailand, Sunday school students at Holy Trinity Church on Phuket under the direction of priest Alexei Golovin prepared a layout model depicting the shrine’s visit to the island. The local Russian-language TV channel made ​​a report on the preparation of the visit of the holy relics of the great saint of God.

Sunday School students created model of «The arrival of St. Relics of Saint Nicholas in Phuket» Sunday School students created model of «The arrival of St. Relics of Saint Nicholas in Phuket»
In the photo: Sunday School students created model of «The arrival of St. Relics of Saint Nicholas in Phuket».

20 November 2012

Letter from the King of Cambodia His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni to the Representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand.

His Majesty the King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni has sent his personal message to the Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), in which, in particular, His Majesty wrote:

«...I was deeply moved by your sympathetic letter received after the death of His Majesty and my August Father Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot to the entire Royal Family. I would also like to thank His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Orthodox Church in Thailand and Orthodox Christians in Cambodia who so kindly sent meaningful words of comfort at this time of sorrow...»

Sincerely, NORODOM Sihamoni

Phnom Penh. 26 October 2012

H.M. King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni
H.M. King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni

18 November 2012

Roman Bychkov ordained as deacon.

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, catechist Roman Bychkov of Holy Trinity Church in Phuket was ordained a deacon. The ordination was performed by His Eminence archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk, Head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for foreign institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church in the temple of the Holy Life-Giving Trinity in Khoroshevo, Moscow. Deacon Roman will have liturgical practice prescribed in Elohovsky Epiphany Cathedral of the capital. It is expected that soon Deacon Roman Bychkov will be ordained priest and sent back to the pastoral ministry in the Kingdom of Thailand.

The Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, the Foundation Committee of the Orthodox Church in Thailand, parish councils of churches, clergy and Orthodox congregations congratulate deacon Roman, wishing all the best for the Lord and even more zealous service to God and the Church of Southeast Asia.

Roman Bychkov ordained as deacon
In the photo: Roman Bychkov ordained as deacon.

13 November 2012

One more Thai native received into Orthodoxy.

The sacrament of Holy Baptism was committed in the church of St. Nicholas in Bangkok for Ms. Chayaporn Thammawat. Ms. Thammavat was acquainted with the Orthodox faith through her Bulgarian Orthodox acquaintances. In Orthodoxy Chayaporn was baptized Chudoslava.

Ms. Chudoslava (Chayaporn) Thammavat after Holy Baptism in the Chapel of St. Nicholas in Bangkok
In the photo: Ms. Chudoslava (Chayaporn) Thammavat after Holy Baptism in the Chapel of St. Nicholas in Bangkok.

13 November 2012

Orthodox Church in Thailand provides charitable scholarships for students from Prachinburi province.

The Committee of the Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand Foundation considered several requests to provide material assistance to students from the Technology College in Prachinburi province. By request of the college and learning the need directly, the Foundation Committee of the Orthodox Church in Thailand has approved two grants totaling 18,000 Thai baht, 9,000 each. Scholarships and assistance to students from low-income families are the traditional charity event of the Orthodox Church in Thailand, taking place each year before the Nativity Fast.

Technological college students from Prachinburi province (Thailand)
In the photo: Technological college students Prachinburi province (Thailand).

08 November 2012

Russian-Laotian Orthodox prayer book published.

A parallel Russian-Laotian Orthodox prayer book has been published. The publication under the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in Thailand, is part of the pastoral responsibility to the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Financial support for the publication was provided by the Foundation of the Orthodox Church in Thailand. The volume was edited by archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand. Peter (Pone) Somepheth and Anthony (Tongkham) Phiaxayavong, currently seminarians at St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, translated the text from Thai. Dr. Vladimir Buntilov was in charge of formatting and design. Five hundred copies will be sent to the Orthodox believers in Laos, as well as several copies going to religious educational institutions in Russia and missionary organizations.

Parallel Russian-Laotian Orthodox prayer book Parallel Russian-Laotian Orthodox prayer book
Parallel Russian-Laotian Orthodox prayer book.

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