English translaton by Nina Tkachuk Dimas
THE CHINESE ORTHODOX CHURCH
Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Russian Embassy in Beijing, is in jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church; it was built in 1902 as part of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Beijing. After the mission’s territory was given to the Embassy of the USSR in 1956, its bell was lost, and it was converted to a garage. Restored in 2008-2009, re-consecrated on October 13, 2009 by Bishop Mark of Yegorievsk in the presence of visiting China for a visit of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Participants in the roundtable, “Compatriots and the Russian Orthodox Church: the experience of working together in Asia” which was held in Beijing, attended the liturgy in the temple at the Embassy of December 11, 2011. In worship and prayer parishioners – embassy officials and compatriots living in Beijing prayed at the divine service.