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Journal No. 77 of ROC Holy Synod minutes on restoration of Hong Kong parish

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  • Nelson Mitrophan Chin
    http://orthodox.cn/contemporary/20081006synod_en.htm Originally published in Russian by patriarchia.ru English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas Minutes from
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      Originally published in Russian by patriarchia.ru
      English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas

      Minutes from the Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox
      Church, presided by Patriarch Alexy
      from October 6, 2008

      Journal No. 77
      Meeting of the Holy Synod, presided by the Patriarch

      HEARD:

      The report of Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad,
      Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations, on the
      restoration work of the parish in honor of the Holy Apostles Peter and
      Paul in the Hong Kong (Xianggang) Special Administrative Region of
      People's Republic of China.

      Background information:

      By decision number 37 of July 10, 1934 of the head of the Russian
      Spiritual Mission in China, Bishop Victor of Beijing, a house temple
      was opened in Hong Kong in honor of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
      Church, and the Hong Kong deanery was formed; it was comprised of the
      temples in Guangzhou, Aomen (Macau) and Manila. In 1945, the Hong Kong
      deanery was included in the Beijing Diocese of the East Asian
      Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1970 the parish's
      activities were suspended due to the death of its long-time pastor,
      Archpriest Dimitri Uspensky.

      At present, the Orthodox Brotherhood of the Apostles Peter and Paul is
      active in Hong Kong; it consists of Orthodox compatriots in the Hong
      Kong (Xianggang) Special Administrative Region of People's Republic of
      China.

      RESOLVED:

      1. To reactivate the parish in honor of the Holy Apostles Peter and
      Paul in the Hong Kong (Xianggang) Special Administrative Region of
      People's Republic of China.

      2. To appoint a staff member of the Department of External Church
      Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyaev, as
      the rector.
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