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Offline John of the North

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Orthodoxy Around the World
« on: October 26, 2008, 05:07:23 PM »
I was looking for other information, when I stumbled upon this....so I was thinking we should start a thread on Orthodoxy in places that one would never think to find....

http://www.orthodox.or.th/index.php?lang=en

Orthodox Church in Thailand (Moscow Patriarchate)
Historic existence of Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand was initiated in 1999. In response to numerous requests from Orthodox believers, generally citizens of the former USSR, who by the will of God were far away from their motherland for different reasons, the Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) on its meeting on December 28, 1999 made a decision to open St. Nicholas' parish in Bangkok. By the same decision of the Supreme Authority, the priest from the Diocese of Yaroslavl, hegumen Oleg (Cherepanin) was appointed as the rector of the newly formed parish.

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Re: Orthodoxy Around the World
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 12:31:01 AM »
Indonesian Orthodox Church (ROCOR)

http://friendsofindonesia.org/

Friends of Indonesia exists to raise awareness and support for the Indonesian Orthodox Church. The vision of those who support the Indonesian Orthodox Church is to infuse the local Indonesian culture with Orthodoxy and in the United States is to make known Orthodoxy among people of Oriental and Asian backgrounds. It is hoped that the Orthodox Church in Indonesia reflects the local culture, reaching people on a familiar and cultural level.


Japanese Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)

http://www.orthodoxjapan.jp/
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Japan

St. Nicholas of Japan (baptized as Ivan Dimitrievich Kasatkin) brought Orthodoxy to Japan in the 19th Century. In 1861 he was sent by the Church of Russia to Hakodate, Hokkaido, as a priest to a chapel of the Russian consulate. Though the contemporary Shogun's government prohibited the Japanese conversion to Christianity, soon some neighbors who frequently visited the chapel. In April 1868, among them three converted -- Nicholas's first three converts in Japan. While they were his first converts in Japan, they were not the first Japanese to do so—some Japanese who had settled in Russia had converted to Orthodoxy.

Chinise Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Orthodox_Church
http://www.orthodox.cn/

Chinese Orthodox Church is an autonomous Eastern Orthodox church in China, which, prior to the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966, was estimated to have as many as twenty thousand members. It was granted autonomy by its mother church, the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid 1950s. Nowadays, Orthodox Christianity is practiced primarily by the ethnic Russian minority in China.
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Re: Orthodoxy Around the World
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 01:40:25 AM »
continuing the Asian theme...

Metropolis of Korea: http://www.orthodox.or.kr/english/history.htm
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