Seminary Student from Hong Kong Ordained as Deacon for Chinese Orthodox Church

Seminary Student from Hong Kong Ordained as Deacon for Chinese Orthodox Church

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Although this ordination took place a month ago, it’s always a blessing to see the Orthodox Church growing, even against all difficulties.

On December 5, 2014 during the Divine Liturgy in the lower church of the Transfiguration Cathedral, Metropolitan Ignaty of Khabarovsk and Amur ordained an off campus [distance learning] student, Anatoly Kung (Kung Cheung Ming, 龔長明) to the diaconate.

Anatoly Kung was ordained with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the SS Peter and Paul Orthodox parish in Hong Kong (PRC). Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyaev, priest-in charge of SS Peter and Paul parish, flew in from Hong Kong especially to take part in the Liturgy.

“I am very pleased with this event,” said Fr. Dionisy Pozdnyaev, commenting on the ordination. “Fr. Anatoly is the first cleric from Hong Kong. He knows both Russian and English, but I’ll ask him to serve primarily in Cantonese and Mandarin — the Chinese dialects, the most popular in Hong Kong. Father Anatoly is to serve as a catechist and missionary, primarily to the Chinese in Hong Kong”

Read the rest of the article, and see more photographs, here.


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