CHINESE MAN TRAVELS THOUSANDS OF MILES TO BE BAPTIZED

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/9/17 Veria, Greece - Another adult Baptism recently took place on the banks of the Haliacmon River, the longest river contained entirely in Greece, flowing 185 miles through the Greek regions of West Macedonia and Central Macedonia, reports Romfea. This time the new convert traveled thousands of miles from far away China to be baptized at ...

“Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff Joins the Orthodox Church

Journey to Orthodoxy - 12/4/17 Known to millions as the “Bible Answer Man,” 77-year-old Hank Hanegraaff and his wife were received into the Orthodox Church this year on the great feast of Palm Sunday, at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Hanegraaff can be seen kneeling with a lit candle under a priest’s epitrachelion ...

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 ...

VISIT OF THE MAYOR OF JERUSALEM AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 16/1/17 On Wednesday morning, 29th December 2016/11th January 2017, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Nir Barkat with a team of approximately twenty of his associates visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of the Feast of Christmas and the New Year. The Mayor and his entourage were received by H.H.B our Father ...

90,000 CHRISTIANS KILLED IN 2016, NUMBERS COULD INCREASE IN 2017

Pravoslavie.ru - 4/1/17 2016 was a deadly year for being a Christian. According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, which monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, around 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith throughout the year, reports ABC News. Another 500 to 600 million are hindered from practicing their faith freely, according to ...

Two Senior Clergyman of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand Repose in the Lord After Long Illness

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  The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - May 2016 On Thursday, May 12, 2016 , the second week of Holy Pascha, Mitred Protopriest Michael Li and Mitred Protopriest Michael Klebansky reposed in the Lord. FR MICHAEL LI Fr Michael was the Chief of the Russian-Chinese Orthodox Mission of ...

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 ...

RUSSIAN COMPATRIOTS ARE COMMEMORATED IN THE PHILIPPINES

The compatriots who found refuge on the Island of Tubabao in 1949-51 were commemorated in the Philippines on 15-18 November 2015. The Russian refugees came from China under the guidance of Bishop John of Shanghai. Taking part in the commemorative events were descendants of the Russian refugees from China who are living in the USA and ...

Serbia will not recognise Kosovo’s independence: Opposes its membership in UNESCO

October 2015 Top state and church officials and representatives of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts invited members of UNESCO to reject application of Kosovo to UNESCO, and pointed out that Serbia will not recognise Kosovo's independence, and that it will continue its path towards EU membership, while cherishing and improving the traditionally good relations ...

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 ...

RESTORATION COMPLETED AT THE CHURCH OF ST ALEXANDER NEVSKY IN WUHAN – CHINA

On 6 August 2015, the House of Russia-China Cultural Exchange opened at the restored building of the Church of St Alexander Nevsky in the city of Wuhan, China’s Hubei Province. Among those who took part in the opening ceremony were Metropolitan Georgy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas; Mr. Mikhail Babich, Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President ...

CHINESE PRESIDENT MEETING WITH UNDERGROUND CHURCH LEADERS

June 2015 Back to Jerusalem reports that the Chinese Christian landscape could be facing significant changes. With upwards of one million converts every month, Christianity is growing rapidly in China. With such bolstered numbers Chinese Christians may even outnumber the Communists. The underground church, which enjoys the majority of Chinese converts, has long resisted registering with the ...

China’s New Martyrs

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June 2015- PEMPTOUSIA.COM 11 June 1900: a day of Diocletian-like persecution against the numerous Christians of the vast land of China. A day of anger and fire and upheaval. The Boxer rebels vented their fury in particular against the Orthodox, who all together numbered no more than seven hundred, and struck at Christ’s “little flock” in a ...

THE OLDEST CHINESE ORTHODOX PRIEST ENTERS ETERNAL REST

The Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church - June 2015 On 2 June 2015, the Rev. Michael Wang Quansheng, the oldest priest of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church died at the age of 90. He was born on 27 January 1924. Bishop Simeon (Du) of Shanghai ordained him in 1958. On Pentecost In 2008, the Rev. Michael Wang attended divine ...

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 ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION CELEBRATES DIVINE LITURGY AT THE CHURCH OF ST. INNOCENT OF IRKUTSK IN LABDARIN

On 16 May 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Innocent of Irkutsk in Labdarin, an administrative centre of E’erguna in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China. Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, DECR vice-chairman; Rev. Sergy Voronin, rector of the Church of the Dormition located in the territory ...

DECR CHAIRMAN MEETS WITH THE HEAD OF PRC STATE ADMINISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

Also Read -ROUND TABLE WITH PARTICIPATION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS OF RUSSIA AND CHINA TAKES PLACE IN BEIJING On 14 May 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Mr. Wang Zuoan, secretary of the PRC State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA). Discussed at the meeting, ...

Assyrian Christian Influences on Early Japanese Buddhism

A restoration of the original silk painting of a missionary bishop of the Church of the East, now in the British Museum, London, discovered by Sir Aurel Stein at Tun-huang, western China, in 1908. It had been found, along with many manuscripts including some Christian ones, in a cave sealed in 1036. This restoration was painted by Robert MacGregor.

By James Ford http://www.patheos.com - 11/1/5 I stumbled on this while researching for this coming Sunday's sermon on the so-called Jesus Sutras, early Chinese Nestorian Christian texts. Turns out that in 782 an Indian Buddhist monk named Prajna came to the Chinese imperial capital Chang'an. He carried with him a collection of Sanskrit Buddhist texts. He found an unlikely ...

CHINESE CHRISTIANS SWELLING IN NUMBER AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY GETS LEFT BEHIND

ChinaTopix - November 2014 China, an officially atheist country that is converting into Christianity at breakneck speed, is bound to become the world's largest Christian country with about 250 million faithful by 2030, save for one group-the Orthodox Christians. Yang Fenggang of Purdue University said that since the 1980s, the Chinese Christian community has been growing by an ...

Conference on Orthodox women in China : Persecution and Revival held in Germany

Chinese Orthodox Church - 1/10/14 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas In Germany, they'll speak about the service of Orthodox women in China In Germany, a two-day conference is dedicated to the mission of women in Christian communities in China. It was organized by theChina Zentrum, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule SVD, Monumenta Serica Institute, and Taiwan Fu Jen Catholic University. Most ...