All Saints Russian Orthodox Church in Pattaya, Thailand on 21 November 2009.
The construction of the All Saints Russian Orthodox Church in Pattaya, Thailand is now complete. The construction of the church took eight months, and local believers raised the money to build it. On 20 December, the consecration of the new church will take place during the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Orthodox faith in Thailand. Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev of Volokolamsk, the head of the MP Department for External Church Relations, will serve at the consecration ceremony, as reported on the MP official website. According to earlier reports, plans exist to build another Russian church, the Church of the Ascension, on the island of Samui. The local parish decided to buy a plot of land on a mountain slope not far from the sea for this purpose. There are also plans to open a Russian cultural centre and a school at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church on the Phuket Island.
30 November 2009