St. Oleg day


On October 3 (September 20) our Church celebrates the commemoration of St. Oleg. This day is de name-day of Archimandrite Oleg Cherepanin, Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, dean of Patriarchal Deanery in the Kingdom of Thailand and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of OCT College.

On this occasion, the College’ students and staff messaged Very Reverend Father, wishing him many years and good health. Fr. Oleg sent back his gratitude and blessings.

Info: Holy Prince Oleg Romanovich of Briansk (in Baptism Leontius) was grandson of the holy martyr Prince Michael of Chernigov. According to the chronicle histories, Prince Oleg together and his father, Prince Roman Mikhailovich of Briansk, participated in a war against Lithuania in 1274. After 1274, he resigned as prince and became a monk with the name Basil at the Briansk monastery of Saints Peter and Paul, built through his generosity. The holy prince died at this monastery as a strict ascetic in the year 1285, and was buried in the monastery church.


New academic year inauguration

September 3, 2017 was the day of inauguration of the new academic year at Orthodox Christian Theological College in Thailand. This event began with Divine Liturgy, which was performed in St. Innocent chapel.

The sermon and the word of greeting were delivered by the Director of Spiritual Formation of OCT College, hieromonk Paisiy Ipate. Addressing the young people, he urged them to take a responsible attitude to the educational process, emphasizing separately that in addition to theological knowledge, the desire for constant moral and intellectual perfection is required.

After Divine Liturgy, brunch and Orientation were taking place, and the new students who had started their education in the current year were introduced.



Community Calendar Sept 2017

Saturday, September 2
8:00am – 8:00pm – Returning Student Arrival / New Student Arrival

Sunday, September 3
8:00am – Divine Liturgy at St Innocent chapel
10:00am – Te-Deum for the beginning of the academic year
10:30am – Brunch and Orientation

Monday, September 4
8:30am – Classes Begin

Thursday, September 21
The feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos / No classes
8:00am – Divine Liturgy at St Innocent chapel

Wednesday, September 27
The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross / No classes
8:00am – Divine Liturgy at St Innocent chapel


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Top 10 Tips for Attending Seminary (Theological School)


  1. Don’t miss services, not even for studying or writing papers.
  2. Go to confession, at least once every three weeks.
  3. Ask difficult questions (really any question) to professors after class or during breaks. Do your best not to judge them. They are sinners in need of a Savior as we all are.
  4. Being “right” is less important than being humble.
  5. Walk around the neighborhood every day (weather permitting)
  6. Try not to eat seconds at meals. Definitely don’t have thirds.
  7. Have a personal prayer rule that is discussed and adjusted with the blessing of the Confessor/Spiritual guide.
  8. Strive to avoid ecclesial gossip.
  9. Discuss what you learn with classmates to keep the information “alive.”
  10. Don’t expect anything out of seminary other than temptations, trials, and tribulations. Through these one acquires the peace of God what transcends all understanding.

Priest Stephen Frase

A letter of Elder Joseph to a Seminarian

gerontas-iosf-hsy2To John, student of the Theological School Holy Cross, Brookline of Boston Mount Athos, on 06/05/1959.

To my beloved John,

I pray you have long health and illumination from God, that His good Spirit may open your nous, just as He sent to His holy disciples. Well, good son, fear God and do His commandments and all will be accomplished. I received your letter today and saw what you enclosed, and I rejoiced greatly that you asked for nourishment for your soul. Hurry therefore, my good child, and first of all say the Prayer. Remember the name of God, that God may also remember you in times of temptation.

Whatever you do in your mind and thoughts, say at every moment:

“John, take care for God sees you; He is present, He is next to you. He sees everything and beyond; do not allow yourself to entirely forget Him in anything. You are a worm next to Him, an ant.”

For God is a God of many eyes, from which He sees everything. Before your mind moves to form a thought, God knows it. Why, therefore, do you not see it? The vision of God is the knowledge of God. Therefore, when you don’t sin, don’t deceive, don’t condemn, don’t scheme against your neighbor, then you have fear of God. Then you are wise and understand God, and so as not to sadden Him you do not sin. This also is the vision of God, and God, Who sees all things, will cover you from the traps of Satan. Behold the way in which you should protect yourself, my beloved son, from the traps of Satan.

This suffices for the moment. I pray for you.

The humble Fr. Joseph

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