Elias Wen

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'''Fr. Elias Wen''' ( ''Wén Zǐzhèng'' [文子正] in Chinese)(born [[November 19]], [[1896]]) was the oldest [[Clergyman]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], when he died, on [[June 8]], [[2007]], at the age of 110. He lives in [[California]].
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'''Fr. Elias Wen''' ( ''Wén Zǐzhèng'' [文子正] in Chinese)(born [[November 19]], 1896) was the oldest Clergyman of the [[Orthodox Church]], when he died, on [[June 8]], [[2007]], at the age of 110, in San Francisco, California.
  
Fr. Elias converted to the Orthodox Christian Faith at the age of 7, in [[Beijing]].  From 1905 to 1916 he studied at the Russian Orthodox Mission school in Beijing, and then at the Seminary there from 1916 until 1925.  He was ordained a deacon in 1924, and a priest in 1925.  In 1946 he became the rector of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Shanghai, and served under [[John of Shanghai and San Francisco|St. John (Maximovitch)]]. In [[1949]], he fled China to [[Hong Kong]], as the Communists took over the mainland, and in 1957 he was transferred to the Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, where he again served under St. John.  He remained at this cathedral for remainder of his life.
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Fr. Elias converted to the Orthodox Christian Faith at the age of 7, in Beijing.  From 1905 to 1916 he studied at the Russian Orthodox Mission school in Beijing, and then at the Seminary there from 1916 until 1925.  He was ordained a deacon in 1924, and a priest in 1925.  In 1946 he became the rector of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Shanghai, and served under [[John Maximovitch|St. John (Maximovitch)]]. In 1949, he fled China to [[Hong Kong]], as the Communists took over the mainland, and in 1957 he was transferred to the Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, where he again served under St. John.  He remained at this cathedral for remainder of his life.
  
 
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[http://www.orthodox.cn/contemporary/shanghai/frelias_en.htm Orthodoxy in China: Protopresbyter Elias Wen]
 
[http://www.orthodox.cn/contemporary/shanghai/frelias_en.htm Orthodoxy in China: Protopresbyter Elias Wen]

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Fr. Elias Wen with St. John of Shanghai

Fr. Elias Wen ( Wén Zǐzhèng [文子正] in Chinese)(born November 19, 1896) was the oldest Clergyman of the Orthodox Church, when he died, on June 8, 2007, at the age of 110, in San Francisco, California.

Fr. Elias converted to the Orthodox Christian Faith at the age of 7, in Beijing. From 1905 to 1916 he studied at the Russian Orthodox Mission school in Beijing, and then at the Seminary there from 1916 until 1925. He was ordained a deacon in 1924, and a priest in 1925. In 1946 he became the rector of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Shanghai, and served under St. John (Maximovitch). In 1949, he fled China to Hong Kong, as the Communists took over the mainland, and in 1957 he was transferred to the Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, where he again served under St. John. He remained at this cathedral for remainder of his life.

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Orthodoxy in China: Protopresbyter Elias Wen

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