Source: Basilica News Agency
November 9, 2020
The Romanian Orthodox Church in Tokyo was consecrated on Tuesday, on the feast of the transfer of St George’s relics to his church in Lydda. The service was officiated by Romanian Metropolitan Iosif of Western Europe and Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and Japan.
The consecration concluded the restoration works which took several years. The Romanian parish of Tokyo was established 12 years ago. In 2008, the Romanian Patriarchate sent, upon request from its faithful in Japan, priests Alexandru Nicodim and Cristian Gheorghiu to serve the community.
The current parish priest is Father Daniel Corîu.
The consecration rewarded the efforts made by the faithful for the official recognition of the parish as a religious institution. The parish became a legal entity under Japanese law in August 2020.
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