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  Church of China - OrthodoxWiki
1.2 Episcopacy of the Autonomous Chinese Orthodox Church
A mission from the Assyrian Church of the East arrived in China in 635, and is commemorated in the Nestorian Stele of Xi'an.
The Orthodox Chinese were among those put to the sword, and in June every year the 222 Chinese Orthodox, including Father Mitrophan, who died for their faith in 1900 are commemorated during the upheavals as remembered on the icon of the Holy Martyrs of China.
orthodoxwiki.org /Church_of_China   (663 words)

 Chinese Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some Orthodox Chinese were among those killed, and in June every year the 222 Chinese Orthodox, including Father Mitrophan, who died in 1900 are commemorated as remembered on the icon of the Holy Martyrs of China.
The officially declared reason for the government's non-recognition of The Orthodox Church is the government's fear that external political forces from outside nations—in this case, primarily Russia—could achieve influence within China.
Orthodox Christianity is also practiced by the ethnic Russian minority in China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_Orthodox_Church   (941 words)

 Asia Times: Old time religion struggles to survive
Nearly all Chinese Orthodox believers in Beijing, several hundred at least, belong to the community of Albazines, descendants of the Russian Cossack war prisoners from the Albazin fortress on the Amur River who were captured during the many border skirmishes between China and Russia in the 17th Century.
Although the Russian Orthodox mission and the church were later rebuilt, the Russian Revolution in 1917 separated the Orthodox Church of China from its traditional support base in Russia, and the Chinese church had to fend for itself.
Orthodox believers in Beijing, Harbin, Shanghai and other places have repeatedly asked the authorities to reactivate the autonomy of the Chinese Orthodox Church and help them with the training of new priests.
www.atimes.com /china/DA12Ad01.html   (1358 words)

 BCPS - St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Tampa and St. Petersburg Florida, East Orthodox Christianity
In the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite, this had been accidently achieved when Latin, in which the liturgy was celebrated, ceased to be understood by the people; in the Orthodox churches the altar area was surrounded by pillars with curtains in between.
The Antiochian Orthodox Church, The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and the Holy Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church of America (formerly connected with the Vicar Bishop of the (Western) Orthodox Church of France-ECOF), all have Western Rite parishes.
An example of this is the lack of communion between the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) and the Moscow Patriarchate (the Orthodox Church of Russia) dating from the 1920s and due to the subjection of the latter to the hostile soviet regime.
www.bluecoast.org /nonprofit/eastorthodoxy.html   (9517 words)

 The Orthodox Church of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Orthodox tradition was transplanted onto Chinese soil in 1686 when a group of Cossacks serving in the Chinese imperial guard brought their chaplain with them.
The Orthodox Church, like other traditions, was driven underground 1966 when institutional religion was abolished by the state and the excesses of the Cultural Revolution were beginning to take place.
It is to be hoped that recent changes in Chinese politics will enable members of the Orthodox Church of China to practice their beliefs unhindered by state interference.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/east/occhi.html   (320 words)

 The Orthodox Church in China
In 1957 the Chinese Orthodox Church was declared the Autonomous.
The churches were closed, its property was confiscated, and the religious activity was forbidden.
The church of the Protection of Our Lady in Harbin is also at the edge of closing, because the aged priest is not capable to perform worship regularly for the community of 150 persons.
www.chinese.orthodoxy.ru /english/problems.html   (1019 words)

 Religioscope: Toward a rebirth of the Orthodox Church in China - Interview with Mitrophan Chin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Orthodox Church in China was given a status of autonomy by the Moscow Patriarchate in 1956 and had two Chinese bishops, several priests and possibly up to 20,000 faithful in the early 1960s.
The Chinese Martyrs icon mounted at the entrance to the Orthodox Church of St. Luke the Evangelist in Hong Kong was commissioned to the famed Greek iconographer Maria Sigala.
The church has prepared an explanation of the Orthodox Church and its divine services in Chinese which is given to the tour guides to explain to the visitors, and at the end of the tour, the tourists actually get to light a candle in front of an icon of the Chinese Martyrs.
religion.info /english/interviews/article_111.shtml   (2701 words)

 Forum 18 Search/Archive
In the absence of an Orthodox church in Beijing, Fr Pozdnyayev had to conduct the funeral of Fr Aleksandr Du Lifu, who died on 16 December at the age of 80, in the Catholic cathedral, with the permission of the Patriotic Catholic bishop of Beijing, Michael Fu Tieshan.
Orthodox in a handful of isolated places were able to reopen surviving churches, although by then many of the Orthodox population, especially those of Russian origin, had left China or had died.
In Xinjiang the city of Urumqi's Orthodox church was reopened in 1985, and Orthodox in Yining have been trying in vain to rebuild their destroyed church since the mid-1980s.
www.forum18.org /Archive.php?article_id=216   (990 words)

 SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Russian Orthodox Expand their Presence.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Plans by the Russian Orthodox Church to open a church in the North Korean capital Pyongyang (see separate KNS article) are part of a wider move to expand the Church's activity both in communist and non-communist countries of South East Asia, which has had the support of Russian diplomats.
He stressed that other Orthodox parishes in China - in Harbin, Xinjiang and inner Mongolia, which barely function because of the lack of priests (see KNS 13 March 2002) - are not subject to the Moscow Patriarchate as the Chinese Orthodox Church is independent.
This is one of the principles of Chinese religious policy." He said the "only way" for these parishes to acquire their own priests is for the Chinese authorities to allow local men to come to Russia or other countries to train for the priesthood.
www.starlightsite.co.uk /keston/kns/2002/021017SeA.htm   (663 words)

 Religioscope: China: Orthodox Christians soon to be allowed priests?
Russian Orthodox priest Fr Dionisy Pozdnyayev, based at the Institute for Sino-Christian Studies in Hong Kong, is similarly hopeful that life for Chinese Orthodox is beginning to improve.
While consultations with the Chinese authorities on the issue are indeed continuing, according to Fr Dionisy, it has yet to be decided whether the Chinese seminarians currently in Russia will be allowed to become priests in China when they complete their theological education.
Fr Vianor Ivanov, a Russian Orthodox dean from Kazakhstan, was kept under house arrest for a week in December 2003 by officials in the north-western region of Xinjiang after bringing Orthodox literature and baptismal crosses into the country, baptising local Russians and dedicating the Orthodox church in Ghulja (Yining).
religion.info /english/articles/article_97.shtml   (1434 words)

 In Communion » News Reports
During August, churches in Iraq that were usually distribution points for the IOCC aid were on the receiving end of assistance from the group after a series of car bombing that targeted Christian worshipers, killed 11 persons and severely damaged the churches.
Theodoros Horeftakis, the Cretan-born head of the Orthodox church in Zimbabwe, was elected as the new Patriarch of Alexandria by the church’s governing body in October, becoming leader of hundreds of thousands of Africans in his denomination.
Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria was born in Irakleio, Crete, in 1954.
incommunion.org /articles/news-reports/news-35   (3700 words)

 Eastern Orthodox Church organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Disagreement about the limits of his authority was one of the causes of the Great Schism, conventionally dated to the year 1054, which split the church into the Roman Catholic Church in the West, headed by the Pope of Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox Church, led by the four eastern patriarchs.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (In communion with some but not all of the above; as of September 2006, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia approved canonical unity and communion with the Church of Russia.
These Churches are resistant to what they perceive as the errors of Modernism and Ecumenism in mainstream Orthodoxy, but they do not consider themselves schismatic; they do refrain from concelebration of the Divine Liturgy with the mainline Orthodox Churches while they remain fully within the canonical boundaries of the Church, i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Orthodox_Communion   (776 words)

 Seattle Catholic - China's Schismatic Church
As was the case with the state-controlled Russian Orthodox "Church", Chinese Catholics had to accept the CPA or face the consequences.
The Chinese Catholic Church and CPA are not "separate" because of a lack of "dialogue" or "understanding".
Similar stories will never be told of the Chinese priests who caved in to the communists' demands, betrayed the successor of Peter, openly promoted the most diabolical "population control" policies in history, then secretly pledged allegiance to the pope when it served their interests.
www.seattlecatholic.com /article_20011116_Chinas_Schismatic_Church.html   (3669 words)

 SYNAXARION ORTHODOX CHINESE MARTYRS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Orthodox of Albasin settled in the North - East sector of Beijing and were soon favoured by K'ang Chi.
The persecution of 1900 and the feast of the Chinese Martyrs
Churches and Orthodox institutions were also given over to the flames.
www.aegeantimes.gr /pigizois/agglika/inegl_36.htm   (1830 words)

 A Greek Orthodox church honors martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion
In all, 222 men, women and children are recognized as martyrs, killed because of their faith, in a Chinese political movement that aimed to drive Westerners and Western influence from the country.
Perhaps that's why she takes such delight in research in which she discovered that the Orthodox faith was brought to China in 1685 by Russian captives.
The Chinese martyrs were memorialized in a series of hymns composed in the church's monastic tradition, which will be sung by the choir at the special vespers service.
www.pravoslavie.ru /english/chinesemartyrs.htm   (743 words)

 Tiny Chinese church seeks recognition - The Washington Times: World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Southern Cathedral in Beijing was suffused with the smell of incense as 50 members of the Chinese Orthodox Church attended a funeral Mass for Father Alexander Du Lifu, 80.
Beijing's Orthodox Christians are based around a sect known as the Albazinians, who, according to tradition, are descendants of five soldiers who survived a war between Russia and China in the 1680s.
But although the 10,000 Russian Orthodox who live in areas near the Russian border are allowed to meet, the Chinese Orthodox community is considered too small to count.
www.washtimes.com /world/20040102-112750-1747r.htm   (576 words)

 The Confessing Reader » Blog Archive » Moscow Patriarchate works to revive the Chinese Orthodox Church
The Russian Orthodox Church is going to great lengths to accommodate China because over the past four years, the Moscow Patriarchate has been involved in a complicated negotiating process with the Chinese government in order to restore the status of the Chinese Orthodox Church.
But the Russian Orthodox Church feels a historical responsibility for this group since they represent the work of one of the Russian Orthodox Church’s few missionary enterprises abroad, and once played a central role in Sino-Russian relations.
One might observe that government-appointed bishops and Church support of government policies (though not abortion) is nothing new in the Church, East or West.
reader.classicalanglican.net /?p=869   (645 words)

 The Russian Orthodox Church Seeks Beijing’s Official Recognition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For a time an Orthodox church in Shanghai became the stock exchange; another one in Beijing was incorporated into the compound of the Russian embassy.
The fate of the Orthodox Church is similar to that of its sister Churches, Catholic and Protestant.
I don't think you read this article closely - the Orthodox are requesting OPEN relations to the Russian church - the current Orthodox live under the same restrictions as the Catholics - for the Catholic Orthodox their Bishop is in Rome - for the Chinese Orthodox their Bishop is in Moscow.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1161779/posts   (4368 words)

 St. Ephraim's Orthodox Mission - Homepage
Ephraim's Evangelical Orthodox Mission, is for anyone wanting to join the TRUE Church of Jesus Christ.
We are pursuant in Orthodox Tradition, Sacraments, Theology,Dogma,Ecclesiastical Organization (meaning we have a Partriarch, Metropolitan, Bishops, Priests, and Deacons) and follow the Seven Ecumenical Councils and Canons of the Church set out by the Apostles and the Church Fathers.
This is an urban and foreign missions church/mission, with street and prison ministries, Orthodox Catechism and Dogmatic Theology Teaching, Prostitution and Sex Trafficing Awareness Ministry, Youth Ministry and Apologetics.
www.ourchurch.com /member/o/Orthodox   (164 words)

 Religioscope Archives: Articles > English - Archives, January 2003 - March 2004
Membership among Lutheran churches in the last two years increased by 570,000 putting the number of Lutherans worldwide up to nearly 66 million by the end of 2003.
A Pentecostal Church which faced a massive tax bill and obstruction in registering affiliated congregations hopes that, due to international concern attributed to Forum 18's reporting, a solution will be found.
The Russian Orthodox Church has being trying to help the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church, which the Cultural Revolution decimated, without success asking to send priests to surviving Chinese parishes.
www.religioscope.info /cat_art_en.shtml   (887 words)

 Saint Mary Orthodox Church - Cambridge, MA
Due to the inclement weather report for this weekend, the Chinese New Year Buffet will be postponed to Sunday, January 30, after Divine Liturgy and the Annual Parish Meeting.
Chinese New Year in 2005 falls on February 9, which begins the lunar year of the Rooster.
Red Chinese envelopes will be provided for you to put your donations in to give when you enter the church hall.
www.stmaryorthodoxchurch.org /newsevents/chinesenewyearbuffet.php   (293 words)

 Beijing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Accompanying Bishop Mark on this visit is DECR member Dmitry Petrovsky, a member of the research team on problems of the Orthodox Church in China.
During the visit, Bishop Mark, who is in Beijing at the invitation of the Russian Embassy, will discuss with Russian diplomats and Chinese officials matters relating to situation of Orthodox compatriots in Chinese People's Republic and problems of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church.
A number of meetings is planned for Bishop Mark with religious leaders of Chinese People's Republic, Beijing Orthodox, and also compatriots living in the Chinese capital.
www.orthodoxnews.netfirms.com /134/Beijing.htm   (158 words)

 Chinese Orthodoxy on the Web
There are many Chinese texts in Classical Chinese, but unless one is a Chinese scholar, most Chinese will find these of very limited use.
At present there is an effort to produce revised Chinese texts, and many of these texts are being made available in Simplified Characters.
In short, if you are looking for Chinese Orthodox material for some one you know, you need to take into account where they are from, and you need to ensure that you are getting texts that they will have a chance at understanding.
pages.prodigy.net /frjohnwhiteford/chinese.htm   (732 words)

The Carmel Logos Baptist Church has prepared a 10-page report describing their communication with the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec and the reasons why they separated from it.
One of the reasons why more churches do not leave conventions and associations is finances.
Furthermore, the Baptist Convention of Ontario held the mortgage on the Carmel Logos Baptist Church's property.
www.wayoflife.org /fbns/chinesechurchseparates.html   (649 words)

 Orthodoxy in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the first century-and-a-half of its presence in China, it did not attract a large following.
The Orthodox Chinese were among those put to the sword, and in June every year we commemorate the 222 Chinese Orthodox, including Father Mitrophan, who died for their faith in 1900 during the upheavals as remembered on the icon of the Holy Martyrs of China shown above.
The revival of the Orthodox Church in China started in the middle of the 1980s.
orthodox.cn /index_en.html   (285 words)

 Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church
The Ladies Philoptochos Society "Estia" and the PTA of Prophet Elias Church will be hosting the 16th Annual Dinner/Fashion Show and Chinese Auction.
For more information call the church at 914-963-3638...
The Young Spirits of our Parish, (senior citizens) are sponsoring a Lenten Spiritual Retreat on Wednesday April 6th.
groups.msn.com /ProphetEliasGreekOrthodoxChurch   (79 words)

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