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English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas


At the request of Fr. Dionisy Pozdnyaev, priest-in-charge of Hong Kong's parish of SS Peter and Paul, Leaders of the Apostles, and the church's parishioners, Fr. Igor Filianovsky conducted Christmas divine services in Hong Kong, and the cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

Jan. 7-8, 2008, Hong Kong

Strong spiritual ties bind the parishes of the Holy Trinity in Melbourne and the Apostles Peter and Paul in Hong Kong. In 1972, when the Hong Kong church was closed, its property was taken to Australia and in 1989 was given to the newly established Holy Trinity parish in Melbourne.

Several years ago, another Orthodox community was formed in Hong Kong under the Moscow Patriarchate and continues the previous history of the church of SS Peter and Paul.

And so, on Christmas 2008, our parishioners, through Fr. Igor, returned the Icon of the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul to the community in Hong Kong.

The Orthodox of Hong Kong sincerely thanked their brothers in Melbourne and asked for their prayerful support in establishing Orthodoxy in the Chinese land.