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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Tenth anniversary of MP Involvement in Thailand

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox church in Bangkok

The Moscow Patriarchate has been involved in Thailand for a decade. Celebratory events are slated for Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket. Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev of Volokolamsk, Head of the MP Department of External Church Relations and Archbishop Ioann Popov of Belgorod and Stary Oskol served Liturgy at St Nicholas church in the Thai capital. St Nicholas was the first mission parish of the MP (and of the Orthodox Church, as well) in Thailand. Its location is in the city centre near the royal palace. The first Thai priest, Fr Daniel Wanna, is attached to this parish. On Sunday, another Orthodox parish, All Saints, shall open in the kingdom in Pattaya, the most popular resort in Thailand.

19 December 2009

Voice of Russia World Service



Children from South Ossetia will come to the all-Russia Yolka in the Kremlin in Moscow

Children from South Ossetia will come to Moscow for the all-Russia Yolka in the Kremlin. Twelve boys and girls from Tskhinvali and other areas of the republic will be able to see the sights, get Christmas presents, meet with their peers, and attend a concert in the Kremlin. Primarily, they are orphans, or they come from poor and large families, as well as the winners of various contests and competitions. The all-Russia Yolka shall run from 23 to 28 December.

20 December 2009

Voice of Russia World Service


Police Found Laura Dekker in St Maarten in the West Indies

Filed under: domestic life — 01varvara @ 00.00

Laura Dekker (1995- ), her attempt to circumnavigate the world single-handed was foiled by the courts and “child Welfare” experts… I say, “Let her sail… she knows the risks. We need courageous people in the world, not weaselly wimps and cowards”.

Police found 14-year-old Laura Decker, who was found missing on Friday, on the island of St Maarten in the Caribbean Sea. Associated Press reported this on Monday, citing local media reports. Her relatives reported her missing in the Dutch city of Utrecht on 18 December. No one knows how she got to an island in the Caribbean. In September, Laura Decker had intended to set off on a solo circumnavigation of the world. If her plans were to come to fruition, she would become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe. Today, the youngest sailor who has single-handedly circumnavigated the globe is 17-year-old Zack Sunderland from the USA.

21 December 2009

Voice of Russia World Service


St Nicholas Day Passed Me By… Egg on my Face!

Filed under: Christian,Orthodox life,religious,Russian,saints — 01varvara @ 00.00

I had an image lined up and all the rest… and I FORGOT that yesterday was St Nicholas Day. Can you excuse me if I told you that I was consoling my Nicky… he was blue because he hadn’t heard from his family. Well… GOOD NEWS! He had a nice chat with his mom on the phone and his sister Christina rang him up tonight. RELIEF!

To all of you named Nicholas or Nicole or Nicolette out there: HAPPY ANGEL DAY. Will you still be my friend (I feel so much like Toad in the Frog and Toad stories right now)?

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Sunday 20 December 2009

Albany NY

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