New Orthodox Church Founded in Tokyo
The area for the building was devised by a Russian immigrant.
The future Russian Orthodox Church after Alexander Nevsky was founded in the Meguro ward of Tokyo last Sunday, Pravostok.ru reports.
The church will be constructed on the area of land devised by a Russian immigrant S. Krivtsova to the Moscow Patriarchy under condition of erecting a church there after the fall of the soviet power.
The solemn opening ceremony gathered the representatives of Russian and Ukrainian embassies in Japan, the parish and clergy of the Russian and Japanese Orthodox Churches.
The funds for construction of the temple were partly allotted by the Moscow Patriarchate. Another part was collected by the Orthodox believers of Russia.
The entire interior for the future shrine will be brought from Russia and some of them from Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg in particular.
The new Orthodox temple in Tokyo will be the second after the Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nikolai-do) named after a missionary Nikolai Kasatkin founder of the Autonomous Japanese Orthodox Church.
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