Japan will build an Orthodox monastery in honor of St. Nicholas of Japan

St. Nicholas of Japan, is the main Orthodox missionary in the country of the rising sun

Orthodox monastery will appear in Ajiro (Shizuoka Prefecture).

Japan plans to build an Orthodox monastery in honor of the Holy equal to the apostles, Nicolas Japanese, according to patriarhiei.

In June 2018, with the blessing of Archbishop of Tokyo and Metropolitan of all Japan Daniel purchased the land for the long-awaited men’s monastery of the Orthodox Church of Japan, which is now to be built. It will be placed in Ajiro (Shizuoka Prefecture).

3 July 2018 the monks of the monastery, Archimandrite Gerasim (Shevtsov) and the monk Solomon made the first prayer at the alleged laying of the temple monastery, the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church.

In the future, the monastery brought the long-awaited large altar gospel printed in the printing of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Japanese translation of St. Nicholas. Open book in Japanese is the spine on the right side. Reading from right to left and top to bottom, as in the traditional vertical writing in Japan.

Equal to apostles Nikolai (Kasatkin), the founder and the Primate of the Japanese Church, is a prominent Orthodox missionary of the twentieth century. Having rested in 1912, he was canonized sixty years after his death (31 March 1970).

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