October 2015

The Thailand Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church has published a Khmer version of the Orthodox Prayer Book at the request of the Orthodox faithful in Cambodia. Thus the initiative group composed of both Orthodox Khmers and Orthodox Christians from traditionally Orthodox countries who reside in Cambodia, has completed its year-long work.

Among those who took an active part in translating prayers into the Khmer language and preparing the book for publication, were D. Nikitin and Hieromonk Paisiy (Ipate), acting rector of the Orthodox parishes in Cambodia.

The Prayer Book in the version understandable for local people will be much on demand as in the recent time as many as several dozens of Khmers have consciously adopted Orthodoxy after the necessary catechization. And the number of such people continues growing.

At present, the press of the ROC Thailand Representation has printed 150 copies of the Prayer Book and is ready to reprint an unlimited number of copies, if necessary.

It is expected that this gift of the Church to the Orthodox Khmers will be presented personally by the head of the Moscow Patriarchate office for institutions abroad, Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk. His Eminence will be on a visit to Cambodia from October 24 to 26, 2015, for the consecration of the church of St. Panteleimon, Protomartyr and Healer, which has been built in the city of Sihanukville, the website of the ROC Thailand Representation reports.

DECR Communication Service