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

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

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

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August 26, 2014:
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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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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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.


14 December 2012

Patriarchal blessing for the construction work on the new Orthodox temple in Bangkok.

In anticipation of the "laying the brick" event of the new Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas in Bangkok to be held on December 20 this year in the presence of the relics of the saint of God, the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand received the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the upcoming construction. In particular, in the resolution to archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), His Holiness says:

"I bless the beginning of the construction of the church of St. Nicholas in Bangkok, Thailand, according to the submitted project. With the intercession of St. Nicholas, archbishop of Myra, may the Lord bless you, the clergy, laity and all laborers of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand in this important and good cause. Patriarch Kirill. 01/12/2012 "

 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
In the photo: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Orthodox believers in Thailand with great enthusiasm and gratitude received the blessing of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church for the future construction of the temple in the capital of the Kingdom. It is expected that the temple will be built and consecrated in 2013.


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

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