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New Orthodox church built in Nagoya
More than 300 people participate in consecration ceremony presided by the Orthodox primate of Japan. The building was erected in only six months in traditional Orthodox style. Regular services will start on 31 January.
23/02/2012 CHINA - JAPAN
Beijing angry at Tokyo over Nanjing massacre comments
The mayor of the Japanese city of Nagoya, which has been twinned with Nanjing since 1978, denies the massacre ever occurred. This has angered China, which now threatens to stay away from celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the normalisation of Sino-Japanese relations.
19/01/2016 16:32:00 RUSSIA
Orthodox Epiphany: Russian Church again against immersion in icy waters
Today is the feast day of the baptism of the Lord. Thousands across the country dip in 'baptismal fonts' open for the festivity, but the clergy bemoans the fact that after the icy bath no one takes a step into churches.
In Church or immersed in icy waters Orthodox Russians celebrate the Epiphany
Today the Russian Orthodox Church marks the baptism of Christ. Alexy II presides over the liturgical celebration in the Cathedral of the Epiphany. More than 2 thousands people gather in Moscow for the traditional vigil swim at -30°.
18/03/2011 RUSSIA - JAPAN
Patriarchate of Moscow launches collection for Orthodox in Japan
One of the bishops of the Japanese Orthodox Church wrote to the Kirill: extent of damage is still uncertain, there has been no news of the parishes on the Pacific coast in Sendai.
30/08/2012 RUSSIA - JAPAN
Patriarch Kirill in Japan for the centennial of Saint Nicholas' death
Russian Orthodox religious leader will visit Japan between 14 and 18 September to remember the saint who established the local Orthodox Church. In 1970, Moscow granted Japan its autonomy, recognising its founder as "Equal-to-the-Apostles".
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