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 ...

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 ...

A Photo Exhibit Titled “Russians in Shanghai: 1930’s” Opens at the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Surety of Sinners” in Shanghai

May 2014 The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with the Moscow House of Photography; Alfaret Publishers; the State Literature Museum; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, have organized a photo exhibit titled “Russians in Shanghai: 1930’s.” The event coincides with a ...

Russian Club in Harbin held the next work day in the Russian section of the Huangshan cemetery

The Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church 21/7/2012 English Translation by Katherine Ilachinski On May 19 2012, the Russian club in Harbin (RCH), with financial support from the Harbin-Chinese Historical Society (HCHS), Sydney, Australia, held a Saturday work day (Subotnik) in order to bring the Russian section of the cemetery in Huangshan in order. The work plan was agreed with ...

Khabarovsk churches will distribute pamphlets about Orthodoxy in Chinese

9/7/2012 The Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church English translation by Katherine Ilachinski In Khabarovsk, they printed 1,000 copies of pamphlets in Chinese, which outline the basic teachings of the Orthodox Faith. These leaflets will be available in parishes, which are often visited by tourists from China. It is also planned to distribute them among the migrant workers who ...

Current Situation of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church

    Chinese Orthodox Church 5/3/2012 On 21 February 2012, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered a lecture on ‘An Era of New Martyrdom. Discrimination of Christians in Various Parts of the World’ to the faculty and students of the Moscow theological schools. Answering the questions after the lecture, ...

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church

21.09.2011 On September 21, 2011, the Nativity of Our Lady, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas’s church of the Nativity of Our Lady at Golutvin, which is the Moscow representation of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church, called Chinese Patriarchal Metochion. Among the ...

Presentation of Datsyshen’s monograph held at Beiwai

21/12/2010 Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Katherine Ilachinski On December 21, 2010, at Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beiwai), a presentation was held of the monograph of famous Russian sinologist VG Datsyshen "History of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in China", published by the parish of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Hong Kong. The issue of monograph continues a series ...