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 ...

Priests should return to Chinese Orthodox churches – Moscow Patriarchate

 Moscow, May 16, Interfax - The recent visit to China by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has exceeded even the most ambitious expectations, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, said. "Even a year or two ago, only a few people could have imagined that Patriarch Kirill would visit ...

Patriarch Kirill: The dreams of the Chinese Orthodox Church’s bright future begins to come true

On May 12, 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia had a talk with Chinese believers at the Russian Embassy in Beijing. The Primate of the Russian Church had met many of them before when he visited China as chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations. He reminded his audience ...

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 ...

Three Hundred Years of Orthodoxy in China: a critical point

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  Prof. Daniel Yeung, Director of Institute of Sino-Christian Studies (left), Prof. Zhang Baichun (Beijing Normal University), Bishop Ephraim (Prosyanok) of Bikin, Nelson Mitrophan Chin, President of Orthodox Fellowship of All Saints of China (Boston, USA) Prof. Marina Vitalevna Rumyantsev (IAAS MSU)     The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Liubov Afonina 25/2/13 In Hong Kong, the celebration of the 300th ...

Celebrating Feast of St Innocent of Irkutsk in Hong Kong

Chinese Orthodox Church - 15/12/12 Sunday December 9, 2012 commemorates the repose of St Innocent of Irkutsk (+26 November 1731) according to the church calendar. A special prayer service in front of the icon of St Innocent was led by the rector Fr Dionisy Pozdnyaev preceding the Sunday morning Divine Liturgy at SS Peter & Paul parish in Hong Kong. ...

Second day Hong Kong celebration of 300 years of Russian Mission in China

  The Chinese Orthodox Church 9/12/2012 Friday December 7, 2012 was the second day where special events were held commemorating 300 years of the Russian Orthodox Mission in China. Early in the morning, the hierarchical Divine Liturgy at SS Peter & Paul parish in Hong Kong was presided by Bishop Ephraim of Bikin, Provost of Khabarovsk Theological Seminary. Concelebrating with His Grace were ...

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 ...

A book in Chinese for the newly-baptized is published in Hong Kong

Chinese Orthodox Church 16/8/2012 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas Purchase a Copy here: PRAVMIR - Hong Kong. A book on the Orthodox Liturgy for newly-baptized Orthodox adults and children has been published in Chinese. Ivan Shchelokov, a student of the Moscow Theological Academy studying Chinese at Jinan University translated "Tomorrow is Sunday", a book by the Greek author, ...

“The Faith We Hold” by Archbishop Paul (Olmari) is released in a Russian-Chinese edition

The Chinese Orthodox Church 10/8/2012 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas Purchase a Copy here: PRAVMIR. "The Faith We Hold", the well-known book by Archbishop Paul (Olmari) of Finland has been released jointly by the publishing house "Alavastr" together with Hong Kong's Orthodox Brotherhood of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. The author succinctly sets out the basic doctrine for ...

Hierarchical Liturgy served in Pokrov Church of Harbin for first time in half a century

The Chinese Orthodox Church English Translation by Katherine Ilachinski On June 24, 2012, the day when Orthodox Christians in China celebrate the memory of two hundred twenty-two Chinese martyrs who suffered for Christ in 1900, Metropolitan Hilarion, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Protection ...

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas church in Shanghai

25/6/2012 The Chinese Orthodox Church On June 23, 2012, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate, who is in China with the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Cyril and at the invitation of China's State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), conducted a service at St. Nicholas church ...

Consultations took place in the Russian-Chinese group of contacts and cooperation in the religious sphere

The Chinese Orthodox Church 19/6/2012 On June 19, 2012 in the State Administration for Religious Affairs of the P.R.C. in Beijing were held the second consultation of the Russian-Chinese group of contacts and cooperation in the religious sphere. Russian-Chinese group of contacts and cooperation in the of religious sphere established in accordance with the memorandum of understanding ...

Metropolitan Hilarion begins his working visit to China with celebrating Divine Liturgy in Beijing

The Chinese Orthodox Church 18/6/2012 On June 18, 2012, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, arrived in Beijing for the 2nd consultations of the Russian-Chinese group for contacts and cooperation in religious sphere. He was met at the airport by Ye. Tomikhin, minister-counsellor of the Russian embassy in China, A. ...

A working trip of Metropolitan Hilarion in Khabarovsk

The Chinese Orthodox Church 18/6/2012 On June 18, 2012, Metropolitan Hilarion, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate, visited Khabarovsk on his way to China. On the trip Vladika Hilarion was escorted by a member of Department for External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate D.I. Petrovsky, assistant chairman of the DECR, A.A. ...