Русский | January 3, 2009
English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas

The iconostasis in the St. Innokenty of Irkutsk Church on the territory of the Embassy of Russia (Red Fangzi) has been renewed in time for the Feast of Nativity

Among new icons, painted by graduates of the Iconography School of the Moscow Theological Academy especially for the temple of St. Innokenty of Irkutsk in Beijing, are the images of heavenly patrons China: the Albazin image of the Theotokos, icons of the Holy Martyrs of the Yihetuan uprising, St. Innokenty of Irkutsk, St. John of Shanghai, and St. Nikolai of Japan, the Equal-to-the-Apostles. Divine services in the Church of St. Innokenty of Irkutsk were restored in 1997 and currently are served regularly.

Restoration of the Dormition of the Theotokos temple also continues at Russia's Embassy in Beijing; it was long used as a garage (built in 1901, this temple was intended to be a temporary one after the temples of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission were destroyed in the Yihetuan uprising; it has been used as the embassy garage since 1954). After the temple is restored, it will house the History Museum of the Russian Spiritual Mission in China.