Русский | Orthodox Christianity and the World | December 13, 2011
Yulia Makoveychuk
English translaton by Nina Tkachuk Dimas

At liturgy in Beijing (photos)

Church of the Dormition of the
Theotokos on the territory of
the Russian Embassy in Beijing

Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Russian Embassy in Beijing, is in jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church; it was built in 1902 as part of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Beijing. After the mission's territory was given to the Embassy of the USSR in 1956, its bell was lost, and it was converted to a garage. Restored in 2008-2009, re-consecrated on October 13, 2009 by Bishop Mark of Yegorievsk in the presence of visiting China for a visit of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Participants in the roundtable, "Compatriots and the Russian Orthodox Church: the experience of working together in Asia" which was held in Beijing, attended the liturgy in the temple at the Embassy of December 11, 2011. In worship and prayer parishioners - embassy officials and compatriots living in Beijing prayed at the divine service.

Archpriest Dionisy
Pozdnyaev (Hong Kong)

Michael Drozdov,
Chairman of the
Coordinating Council
of Compatriots in
China, Shanghai

A representative of a
church in Indonesia.

Fr Sergei Voronin, Priest-in-charge
of the Beijing parish; Fr. Alexei
Kiselevich (Shanghai); and Fr.
Nicholas Katsyuban (Japan)

Priest Sergei Zvonarev (DECR,
Moscow), Hegumen Joasaph
(Tandibilang) from Indonesia
and Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyaev
(Hong Kong)

Dmitry Petrovsky
(DECR Moscow)

Priest Nikolai
Katsyuban (Japan)

Alena Amama, a
representative of
an Orthodox parish
in Mongolia

Hegumen Philaret (Bulekov)
and Priest Sergei Voronin

Hierodeacon Roman
(Kiselev, DECR Moscow)

Priest Alexei Kiselevich
listens to a confession

Left to right: Hegumen Joasaph
(Tandibilang) from Indonesia,
Father Sergiy Zvonarev (DECR
Moscow), Fr. Dionisy Pozdnyaev
(Hong Kong), Fr. Nikolai
Katsyuban (Japan), Father
Sergei Voronin (Beijing),
Abbot Philaret (Bulekov)

Fr. Sergei Voronin (Beijing),
reads commemoration sheets

Hierodeacon Roman
(Kiselev, DECR Moscow)

Andrey Kirillov, ITAR-TASS
correspondent in China.
Has already lived 10 yrs.
in Beijing

Hegumen Philaret (Bulekov)
reads the prayer before Communion

Hegumen Philaret (Bulekov)

Hegumen Joasaph (Tandibilang)
from Indonesia

After the liturgy all
went to the refectory

Hegumen Philaret (Bulekov)
presents new books to the parish