THE OLDEST DEACON OF THE CHINESE AUTONOMOUS ORTHODOX CHURCH DIED

DECR - March 2017 +Memory Eternal+ On March 5, 2017, Protodeacon Evangel Lu Yafu, 90, the oldest cleric of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church, died after a prolonged disease in Shanghai. Lu Yafu was born on April 21, 1927, in Beijing. He lived not far away from the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission and was baptized as a child. He ...

The Unheard Plea of Christian Refugees in Thailand

OCP News Service - 18/8/16 During the second week of August 2016, the Public Relations and Information Services Dept. of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE received the below email from Mr. Shahbaz Latif, a Pakistani Christian Refugee living in Thailand. Those willing to help him and his family can reach them at - messiah58507@gmail.com The Plea from Shahbaz Latif  I am Shahbaz Latif ...

CHINA SEE FIRST ORTHODOX PRIEST IN SIXTY YEARS

The China Post - May 2016 His red and gold vestments bathed in candlelight, the first mainland Chinese Orthodox priest ordained for six decades led an Easter service on Sunday — one of the most surprising fruits of warming ties between Moscow and Beijing. Alexander Yu Shi said prayers in the Church Slavonic language and in Mandarin beside ...

CHINESE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY IN BEIJING CELEBRATE ASSUMPTION DAY

On August 28, 2015, the rector of the church of the Assumption at the Russian embassy in China, the Rev. Sergiy Voronin celebrated the Divine Liturgy at one of the Catholic churches in Beijing for the Orthodox citizens in China. The request for the festive service on the Assumption Day came from Orthodox Chinese, descendants of ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION: ORTHODOXY IN CHINA IS PART OF THE CULTURAL TRADITION

June 2015 On June 6, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk as anchorman of the Church and the World talk-show at the Russia-24 TV network hosted Mr. Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for the Rights of Enterprisers and chairman of the Russian-Chinese Peace, Friendship and Development Committee. Metropolitan Hilarion: Good afternoon, dear brothers and sisters. You are tuned to ...

First time in many years China allows an Orthodox Priest to be ordained

The Chinese Orthodox Church - 25/5/15 English translation by Katherine Ilachinski An ethnic Chinese, who for several years studied in Russia to be ordained. BEIJING, May 17. / TASS Correspondent Andrei Kirillov /. China, the first time in more than half a century allowed a Chinese Orthodox priest to be ordained. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the ...

Moscow Patriarchate: China Authorises the Ordination of Chinese Orthodox Priests on Its Territory

ASIA NEWS by Marta Allevato - May 2015 Moscow (AsiaNews) – In order to compensate for its isolation from the West over the Ukrainian crisis, Moscow has revived its strategic alliance with Beijing, a step that includes the Church. Indeed, for the first time in 60 years, the People’s Republic of China has authorised the ordination of ...

Fifth anniversary of the temple restoration was celebrated in the Dormition church in Beijing

The Chinese Orthodox Church - October 2014 BEIJING, Oct. 19. / TASS Correspondent Andrej Kirillov /. Fifth anniversary was celebrated today at the restored church of the Dormition of the Theotokos on the territory of the Russian Embassy in the Chinese capital. Built in 1902, the temple, half a century later when the transfer of the ...

Ukrainians from Beijing celebrated Holy Pascha

Orthodox Christianity in China - April -May 2014 English translation by Katherine Ilachinski Orthodox Ukrainians living in Beijing for the first time this year were able to celebrate the feast of Pascha on its territory - at the Ukrainian Embassy in the PRC. At the Paschal liturgy, which was conducted at night by parish cleric of Adrian and Natalia, priest ...

Conference on Orthodoxy and Russian culture in Asia held in Beijing

Chinese Orthodox Church - February 2014 English translation by Katherine Ilachinski On December 13, 2013, a Chinese-Russian Conference "Russian cultural and historical traditions, and Russia's relations with countries in the Asia -Pacific region" was held in Beijing. The scientific event was organized by the world of politics and public diplomacy, and the Institute of World Religions of China Academy of ...

The Nativity of Christ in Beijing

The Chinese Orthodox Church - January 2014 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas A Christmas divine service was held at Beijing's Dormition church on the night of 6-7 January. The Divine Liturgy was headed by the rector, Rev. Sergiy Voronin, with Igumen Melety (Sokolov), a teacher from the Moscow Theological Academy & Seminary, concelebrating. By invitation of the parish Fr. Melety ...

In Beijing a moleben service was conducted to Martyr Elizaveta Feodorovna

August 2013 The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Katherine Ilachinski In Beijing in the Orthodox Church on the territory of the Russian Embassy, a moleben service was conducted to Grand Princess, martyr Elizaveta Feodorovna. This was announced today in an interview with correspondent of Itar-Tass, said Bishop Sergius (Ivannikov) of Barnaul and Altai. "Today's liturgy has been devoted to the ...

Re-tracing the final journey of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, a group of pilgrims arrived in Beijing for the first time

Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas - 24/7/13 A group of pilgrims arrived in Beijing for the first time; they traveled along the posthumous journey of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna. This was announced today in an ITAR-TASS interview with Bishop Sergiy (Ivannikov) of Barnaul and Altai. "The purpose of the trip was to draw attention to this ...

A RESIDENT OF BEIJING BAPTISED IN THE RIVER AMUR

17/7/13 There are residents of Beijing in the Amur region in Russia who are descendants of the Albazin Cossacks. One of them, following his ancestors, has taken Baptism in the waters of the river Amur, reports the website of the Diocese of Blagoveschensk. Last Wednesday, a Chinese delegation from Beijing arrived to the Diocese of Blagoveschensk. Among ...

Cooperation and Arrival of Church of Greece Delegation in Beijing

The Chinese Orthodox Church - 12/7/13 English translation by Igor Radev Cooperation between Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Dodoni and the General Secretaries of the Tourism Ministry and the Greek Tourism Organization in view of the Participation of the Church of Greece in the International Tourism Expo in China (Beijing-Shanghai, June 20-26, 2013). On Friday, June 14, 2013, at the ...

Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) in China launched in which the Synodal Office of Pilgrimage Tours of the Church of Greece also participated

Chinese Orthodox Church - 7/7/13 On Friday, June 21, 2013, the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) was launched, in which the Synodal Office of Pilgrimage Tours of the Church of Greece also participated. At the Expo venue, as part of the Greek stand, the Synodal Office distributed a number of multimedia materials in English and Chinese ...

In Beijing there was a celebratory commemoration of the Holy Martyrs of China

The Chinese Orthodox Church 26/6/13 The Divine Liturgy was served in the Dormition Church by Archpriest D. Pozdnyaev; after the Divine Liturgy there was a litiya in memory of those killed during the Boxer Rebellion. It was served at the memorial cross on the territory of the Russian Embassy. This year, the memory of the Holy Martyrs of China coincides with ...

Blessing the Holy Chinese Martyrs Icon for Khabarovsk Seminary Chapel

The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas - 30/5/13 On May 23, 2013 in Khabarovsk's Nativity Cathedral, on completion of the prayer before the start of the Conference on the work of the Russian-English and English-Chinese dictionary of Orthodox vocabulary, the icons of Hieromartyr Mitrophan of Beijing and 221 Chinese martyrs were consecrated. Fr. ...

Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy in Beijing

On May 12, 2013, the second Sunday after Pascha, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the territory of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Beijing in which the Russian Orthodox Mission in China used to be. The Primate of the Russian Church was assisted by Metropolitan Hilarion ...

Patriarch Kirill’s visit confirms “special quality” of Beijing-Moscow relations – Chinese president

Beijing, May 13, Interfax - Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he attaches great importance to the visit to China by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. "You are the first patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and Russia's supreme religious leader to visit our country. It vividly demonstrates the high level and the special ...

Russian Patriarch Conducts Service In Beijing

12/5/13 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has performed a service in Beijing during his first-ever visit to neighboring China. The service was performed on May 12 amid tight security in a tent on the grounds of the Russian Embassy with some 300 people in attendance. On May 10, Kirill met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the next day ...