Russian male monastery to open in Thailand
- Moscow, July 20, Interfax - The Holy Assumption Monastery will be founded in Thai Ratchaburi Province.
Construction of the Church dedicated to the Assumption of the Holy Virgin and complex of dwelling and household buildings are almost completed, the Moscow Patriarchate official website reported on Tuesday.
The Russian Church Representation in Thailand has announced search for Orthodox men of any nationality not younger than 21 who are keen on monastic life as novices.
The Russian Church has recently been officially registered in the country as the Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand Foundation.
The Foundation Committee consists of Orthodox Thais who were converted to Orthodoxy and baptized in the Moscow Patriarchate Church of St. Nicholas in Bangkok. The first converted Thai is Danaya Vanna (now - deacon Daniel). He graduated from the Petersburg Theological Seminary in 2008.