Hong Kong's Russ. Orthodox parish to renew activity after 40 years
- 2008-10-06 18:05:00
Russian Orthodox parish to be established in Hong Kong 40 years after
Moscow, October 6, Interfax - St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox parish will be established in Xianggang (Hong Kong). The Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate has made this decision at its meeting on Monday.
Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyaev of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations is appointed priest of the parish.
The Russian parish in this administrative district of China is actually going to renew its activity because a house chapel dedicated to the saint apostles was opened in Hong Kong back in 1934. However, the activity of this parish was suspended in 1970 due to the death of its long-standing priest Archpriest Dimitry Uspensky.
Currently, the Orthodox community of Sts. Peter and Paul which unites Orthodox compatriots living in Xianggang operates in Hong Kong.