38 hours are set aside by the Khabarovsk Seminary for learning Chinese

Chinese Orthodox Church - English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas On December 15, 2014 at a press conference on the results of the outgoing year, Metropolitan Ignaty of the Khabarovsk and Amur Diocese called attention to the inter-relationship of the Khabarovsk Diocese and China, and also shared projects implemented on the basis of the Khabarovsk Seminary. Thus ...

For the first time in 60 years a Chinese priest is ordained for Hong Kong’s Orthodox church

The Chinese Orthodox Church - January 2015 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas On December 9, 2014 in the Khabarovsk church in honor of St. Innocent of Irkutsk, on the parish's feast day, Metropolitan Ignaty of Khabarovsk and Amur ordained to the priesthood Anatoly Kung (Kung Cheung Ming, 龔長明). It's an exciting day for anyone embarking on the path ...

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 ...

The Orthodox in China commemorated the Synaxis of the Chinese Martyrs

The Chinese Orthodox Church - June 2014 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas A Divine Liturgy, dedicated to the Synaxis of the Chinese Martyrs, was served in the Church of the Falling Asleep of the Theotokos on the territory of the Russian Embassy in the Chinese capital. The Festal liturgy was served by the Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyayev, priest-in-charge of parish of SS ...

Russian-Chinese dictionary preparation at ISCS in Hong Kong

Chinese Orthodox Church January 2014 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas A workshop on preparing for publication a Russian-Chinese explanatory dictionary of Orthodox terminology was held at the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies in Hong Kong. The meeting was attended by Prof. Daniel Yeung, Director of the Institute, representatives of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, specialists from Beijing, Hong Kong and ...

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 ...

Presentation of “Faith of Saints” Chinese documentary series was held in Khabarovsk

  The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas 20/12/13 On Dec. 17, 2013, the Khabarovsk Theological Seminary hosted a presentation of the documentary series about Orthodoxy in Chinese "Faith of Saints". The translation of the 30-episode series, directed by Yevgeny Krylov, was supported by the grant competition "Orthodox Initiative" by two parishes - the Holy ...

Chinese language for Seminarians

Chinese Orthodox Church 23/10/13 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas During the 2013-2014 school year, with the blessing of Metropolitan Ignaty of Khabarovsk and Amur, full-time students at the Khabarovsk Seminary will be introduced to the Chinese language. The purpose of introducing Chinese in the seminary program is to train a future pastor and missionary to do catechetical ...

Chinese Orthodox will be educated in Khabarovsk Seminary

The Chinese Orthodox Church - 22/10/13 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas In October 2013 an educational programs for foreign students began to be implemented in the Khabarovsk Seminary.. This program is created in accordance with the Federal Law on Education of the Russian Federation № 273-FZ of December 29, 2012, the Charter of the Khabarovsk Theological Seminary and the Church ...

New glorification of a famous countryman

The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas On July 19, the Gorodetsk St. Theodore men's Monastery hosted an event very significant not only for Gorodetsk, but for all of Russia. They started glorifying the name of an outstanding oriental scholar, statesman, and Orthodox missionary - Archimandrite Pyotr (Pavel Ivanovich Kamensky). During a quarter of a century ...

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 ...

The rite of blessing of a ship performed for the first time in Taiwan

The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas - 21/6/13 On June 12, 2013, at the invitation of the shipowner LPL Shipping S.A., the merchant vessel "Costas L", located in Kaohsiung Harbor, was blessed according to the Orthodox rite of blessing of a new ship. The rite was performed by Priest Kirill, Rector of the Christ the ...

Four professors from China visited SS Peter and Paul Convent in Khabarovsk

Chinese Orthodox Church 10/6/13 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas On May 24 and 26, the Convent hosted Russian and Chinese linguists working on compiling an Orthodox Russian-Chinese-English dictionary. The first group to visit our Convent consisted of a Chinese professor who lectures at a Hong Kong university and two Russian professors - from Moscow and Hong Kong. ...

Patriarch Kirill met with Zhong Yanqun, Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai People’s Assembly Representation

Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas On May 15, 2013, there was a meeting of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Zhong Yanqun, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai People's Assembly Representation. The meeting was attended by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokalamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations; ...

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. ...

To see the Chinese face of Orthodoxy

24/5/13 The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas Blagoveshchensk. - In the city's social and cultural center there is an exhibition of "Orthodoxy in China - 300 years", organized by the Missionary Department of the Blagoveshchensk [Annunciation] Diocese. "First of all, this is a reminder of the universal nature of Orthodoxy, to show her Chinese face. ...

Descendants of Russians in the Amur River region held first memorial service at the Russian cemetery in Harbin

The Chinese Orthodox Church English Translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas On 30 th March 2013  Amur pilgrims held a memorial service at the Harbin cemetery where Russian immigrants are buried. The Pilgrimage Service at the Blagoeschensk [Annunciation] Diocese began to work in May of last year. The "Orthodox Harbin" tour which acquaints participants with Christian landmarks of the most ...

Divine service on the holy day of Christ’s Radiant Resurrection

The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas On the night of May 4 to 5, 2013 Paschal services took place at the Dormition Church in Beijing: the Midnight office, procession, Paschal Matins and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. This year the service was led by Archpriest Andrew Milkin, head of the Patriarchal protocol. Concelebrating with him ...

Chinese audio recording of Bishop Ephraim of Bikin on the Eve of Great Lent

The Chinese Orthodox Church  English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas  16/3/13 An audio recording of the words of Bishop Ephraim of Bikin about Great Lent; it was published in Chinese, with the assistance of the SS. Peter and Paul parish in Hong Kong, on social networks and websites devoted to Orthodoxy in China. Such pastoral instructions are available to believers ...

Orthodox publications in Chinese presented at Beijing Book Fair

English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas The Chinese Orthodox Church 5/9/2012 As part of the International Book Fair in Beijing there was a roundtable "The Russian book in China: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." The round table was devoted to the translation and publication of Russian literature in China. The round table was attended by G.M. Gupalo, chief ...

Ambassador of Russian Tourism Year to China Year visited Trinity-Sergius Lavra

Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas On August 14, 2012 Li Jian, the famous Chinese writer and performer of popular music, visited Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra; in March 2012 he became the Ambassador of Russian Tourism Year to China. Li Jian and members of the accompanying Chinese delegation familiarized themselves with the shrines and churches ...