originally published in Russian by orthodox.or.th
July 1, 2010
English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas
A group of female students from St. Tikhon's University will participate in an internship in Russian parishes in Thailand
With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokalamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, a team of four women students from the missionary faculty of the Orthodox St. Tikhon Humanities University will participate in a month-long summer internship (practicum) in Thailand, beginning July 9, 2010.
At a joint meeting of a committee of the Orthodox Church in Thailand Fund and the Pattaia (Chonburi Province) All Saints Parish Council, Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), said the the Church in Thailand was glad of thestudents' visit and promised to acquaint them with features of the activity of Orthodox parishes in a country with a completely different religious and cultural tradition.
It is assumed that the young women will spend most of their time in Pattaya and will directly participate in the life of All Saints Church and fulfill other various required tasks.
Archimandrite Oleg asked the parish council of All Saints parish to provide the students' room and board at the expense of the parish, and also to provide relevant cultural program, allowing them to become better acquainted with the country. Priest Danai (Daniel) Vanna, Chairman of the Orthodox Church in Thailand Fund assured the Archimandrite that, if necessary, the Orthodox Church's Fund will also provide any possible assistance from the Church's general resources.