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« on: July 04, 2012, 01:17:28 PM »

I will be visiting Okinawa in the near future and was wondering if anyone knew of any Orthodox churches or groups there.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 01:48:53 PM »

I think one of the chaplains on Camp Butler is Orthodox. He might be able to help you out. You should be able to call the chaplains office and talk to him.

Yes, here we go. This page has contact information:
http://www.orthodoxmilitary.org/Chaplain_s_Page.html

Look for Fr. Christopher Allen. I would shoot him an e-mail or try the cell phone number, unless you're military and have access to DSN lines.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 11:00:19 PM »

I think one of the chaplains on Camp Butler is Orthodox. He might be able to help you out. You should be able to call the chaplains office and talk to him.

Yes, here we go. This page has contact information:
http://www.orthodoxmilitary.org/Chaplain_s_Page.html

Look for Fr. Christopher Allen. I would shoot him an e-mail or try the cell phone number, unless you're military and have access to DSN lines.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 11:34:14 PM »

He is ROCOR.  Having joined under Greek jurisdiction, is there anything I should know?   I don't want to be a complicated visitor for him.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 05:05:04 AM »

He is ROCOR.  Having joined under Greek jurisdiction, is there anything I should know?   I don't want to be a complicated visitor for him.

Not really (there might be small differences between Russian and Greek customs during the services). However, if you do end up going there and you want to take Communion, make sure you talk to him first. Always good to give the priest a heads-up when he doesn't know you.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 08:36:36 PM »

I sent him an email, but he never responded.  Any suggestions?
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 02:32:31 AM »

I sent him an email, but he never responded.  Any suggestions?

I tried looking at Camp Butler's access numbers, but they all seem to be DSN line (military phone network) numbers. There is a section on calling on the commercial line, but I'm a little confused about it. I'm about to go to work (I'm military stationed in Korea). I'll try giving them a call on the DSN and finding out how to call them from commercial phones on the island. If he's there, I'll try talking to him and getting some information and contact info from him.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 11:22:00 AM »

I sent him an email, but he never responded.  Any suggestions?

I tried looking at Camp Butler's access numbers, but they all seem to be DSN line (military phone network) numbers. There is a section on calling on the commercial line, but I'm a little confused about it. I'm about to go to work (I'm military stationed in Korea). I'll try giving them a call on the DSN and finding out how to call them from commercial phones on the island. If he's there, I'll try talking to him and getting some information and contact info from him.

I can't thank you enough for your help!  I hope he has not moved on to another base. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 04:06:00 PM »

I sent him an email, but he never responded.  Any suggestions?

I tried looking at Camp Butler's access numbers, but they all seem to be DSN line (military phone network) numbers. There is a section on calling on the commercial line, but I'm a little confused about it. I'm about to go to work (I'm military stationed in Korea). I'll try giving them a call on the DSN and finding out how to call them from commercial phones on the island. If he's there, I'll try talking to him and getting some information and contact info from him.

I can't thank you enough for your help!  I hope he has not moved on to another base. 

Well, my plan didn't work out. Within 10 minutes of getting into work, I had to go do something and didn't get back to my office until 6. By then, I knew there would be no one there. But, I did do a little more research and found him on the ROCOR clergy page. I'll PM you the e-mail address that is on there (a personal e-mail address). I'll try again tonight when I go into work just in case you haven't heard from him yet.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2012, 05:31:24 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 07:36:11 PM »

As of now, there is no Orthodox priest in Okinawa, but there is one arriving in the near future.  Perhaps by the time I arrive. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2012, 11:05:40 PM »

As of now, there is no Orthodox priest in Okinawa, but there is one arriving in the near future.  Perhaps by the time I arrive. 

Any chance you can get to one of the other islands?
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012, 11:50:00 PM »

As of now, there is no Orthodox priest in Okinawa, but there is one arriving in the near future.  Perhaps by the time I arrive. 

Any chance you can get to one of the other islands?

I don't think I will be able to, but who can say?  Things change all the time.
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2012, 01:39:30 AM »

I have arrived in Okinawa Japan.  Very excited!  I haven't been in Japan in almost twenty years.
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 09:39:13 PM »

It now appears I will have the rare opportunity to travel abroad again, except this time I will be in Korea.  The link above seems not to be working now and I was wondering if anyone has information on Orthodox priests in Korea.  

Sometimes my job has its perks.  Getting to go places on occasion is one of them.
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2013, 02:20:57 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2013, 03:39:39 AM »

Try these:

http://www.orthodox.or.kr/
http://www.korthodox.org/
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2013, 05:55:36 AM »

Unfortunately, I don't speak Korean.  I was hoping more along the lines of Chaplains on a base. 
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013, 06:26:20 AM »

These websites are in English.
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 08:19:14 AM »

These websites are in English.
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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2013, 12:46:56 AM »

Welp, I am here in Korea.  I haven't been here in about twenty years.  Weather is really nice, but no Orthodox Church to be found in my location.  Oh well.  Thats what prayer books are for, right?  Internet is weak, but at least I have connectivity. 
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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2013, 06:11:39 AM »

I will be visiting Okinawa in the near future and was wondering if anyone knew of any Orthodox churches or groups there.

That's the point of Zen mind, Beginner's mind Okinawa,Japan seems like I place I want to go.  Smiley But wait, I seems like I've already been there. This working knowledge about the subject. (the basis of what we're talking about)
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2013, 10:06:21 PM »

I just saw this. Are you still in Korea? I live here and can try to help out.
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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2013, 10:24:12 PM »

I just saw this. Are you still in Korea? I live here and can try to help out.
I am, near Pohang. 
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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2013, 11:04:32 PM »

No churches in Pohang, unfortunately. I believe that Ulsan would be closest city to you with a Church.

092-1 Bangeo-dong, Dong-ku Ulsan,Korea.
Tel +82 (052) 233-1092
Fax +82 (052)234-2092
Fr. Paul Kwon On-gon
E-mail.ockpaul@gmail.com


http://orthodox.or.kr/html/include2.php?inc=ehin_03_01


To my knowledge, there are no Orthodox military chaplains on the peninsula.
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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2013, 03:56:30 AM »

No churches in Pohang, unfortunately. I believe that Ulsan would be closest city to you with a Church.

092-1 Bangeo-dong, Dong-ku Ulsan,Korea.
Tel +82 (052) 233-1092
Fax +82 (052)234-2092
Fr. Paul Kwon On-gon
E-mail.ockpaul@gmail.com


http://orthodox.or.kr/html/include2.php?inc=ehin_03_01


To my knowledge, there are no Orthodox military chaplains on the peninsula.

Thank you for the information.  I will have to find out how far away it is from here.
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« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2013, 07:19:38 AM »

Ulsan is pretty close to Pohang and Korea has awesome public transit systems. I would not be surprised if there was a bus or train that goes between the two cities frequently.
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« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2013, 10:14:55 AM »

I will be visiting Okinawa in the near future and was wondering if anyone knew of any Orthodox churches or groups there.

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