China: Expo, the Orthodox celebrate St. John of Shanghai

6/7/2010 At the Expo, the Chinese authorities allow the Orthodox community to celebrate regular prayer services. Local communist officials also present at the ceremony commemorating the saint, who reunited the Orthodox community in the early thirties. Shanghai - The small Chinese Orthodox community have celebrated St. John of Shanghai with a "moleben," a solemn liturgy. The ceremony ...

ORTHODOX BELIEVERS OF CHINA ENTERED INTO THE BRILLIANT FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION

Solemn Paschal night divine services took place in several Chinese cities -- Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.In Beijing, divine services of Passion Week and Holy Pascha were performed by Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyaev and Priest Alexis Dyuka (ROCOR). The services were held in the house church of St. Innocent of Irkutsk (Red Fangzi) on ...