Blood donation action

23439191_317371932072264_383463352_nThe OCT College students went to Phuket Regional Blood Centre of TRCS for a blood donation action. The event was moderated by heromonk Paisiy Ipate, the Director of Spiritual Formation at OCT College.  He explained to the students the importance of blood donation as an act of human and Christian solidarity towards people who urgently need blood for treating various diseases.

Thai Red Cross was officially recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross on May 27, 1920, and was accepted as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (the former League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) on April 8, 1921. The president of Thai Red Cross Society is Her Majesty Queen-Mother Sirikit, while Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Siridhorn is its executive vice-president.

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Charity and cultural event

On October 22, 2017, after Divine Liturgy, the OCT College’ students and staff have organized a charity and cultural event for the beneficiaries of the “Ban Phuket Elders Public Aid” nursing home in Pa Klok sub-district of Phuket province.

The welcoming speech was delivered by the 2nd course student Mr. Carol Ratchanont Teoykoksoong.

In the blessed memory of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), the talented pianist and OCT College’s Music teacher Mr. Ivan Sharapov, accompanied by his apprentice Luciano Bendi, performed a piano concert.

At the end, our students made a little donation and have a short conversation with the “Ban Phuket Elders Public Aid” beneficiaries and staff.

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The feast of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos

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October 14 (October 1 in the ecclesiastical calendar) is marked in the Orthodox Church as the day of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos, one of the most beloved feast days on the Orthodox calendar among the Slavic peoples. The first celebration of this feast in the Russian Orthodox Church dates back from the 12th century and today is celebrated throughout the Orthodox Church.

The same day is commemorated St. Roman the Melodist, one of the greatest of Syrio-Greek hymnographers. He flourished during the sixth century, which is considered to be the “Golden Age” of Byzantine hymnography.

St. Roman is the patron saint of fr. Roman Bychkov, the rector of Holy Trinity Church in Phuket and iconography teacher at OCT College. On this occasion, the students of OCT College greet fr. Roman and wish him many blessed years. They honor him with a cake and a bouquet of flowers.

St. Oleg day

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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.

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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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