Source: DECR Communication Service
October 21, 2015
The Thailand Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church has published a Khmer version of the Orthodox Prayer Book at the request of the Orthodox faithful in Cambodia. Thus the initiative group composed of both Orthodox Khmers and Orthodox Christians from traditionally Orthodox countries who reside in Cambodia has completed its year-long work.
Among those who took an active part in translating prayers into the Khmer language and preparing the book for publication were D. Nikitin and Hieromonk Paisiy (Ipate), acting rector of the Orthodox parishes in Cambodia.
This prayer book, in the language of the local people, will be in high demand as recently several dozens of Khmers have become Orthodox after necessary catechism, and the numbers continue to grow.
At present, the press of the ROC Thailand Representation has printed 150 copies of the prayer book and is ready to reprint an unlimited number of copies, if necessary.
It is expected that this gift of the Church to the Orthodox Khmers will be presented personally by the head of the Moscow Patriarchate Office for Institutions Abroad, Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk. His Eminence will be on a visit to Cambodia from October 24 to 26, 2015, for the consecration of the church of St. Panteleimon, Protomartyr and Healer, which has been built in the city of Sihanukville, the website of the ROC Thailand Representation reports.