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'''Holy Trinity church in Pyongyang''' is an single orthodox church in North Korea. Permission of construction of the Orthodox church in North korea was given personally by President of DPRK Kim Jong-Il afer his visit of St. Innocent of Irkutsk church in Khabarovsk in course of the trip to Russia in 2002. Construction activity of the church was begun in 2003 year. The foundation stone laying ceremony was held by DECR Deputy Chairman archbishop Clement of Kaluga on June 24 and works were begun. The church was consecrated in 2006 by metr. [[Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Cyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad]]. During the consecration of the church was ordinated a first northkorean priest<ref>[http://www.dprk.mid.ru/xpam.html ПРАВОСЛАВНЫЙ ХРАМ СВЯТОЙ ЖИВОНАЧАЛЬНОЙ ТРОИЦЫ В ПХЕНЬЯНЕ]</ref>
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'''Holy Trinity Church in Pyongyang''' is an Orthodox church in North Korea. After a visit to the St Innocent of Irkutsk church in Khabarovsk in course of a trip to the Russian Far East in 2002,  President of DPRK Kim Jong-Il personally gave permission for the construction of an Orthodox church in North Korea, and construction began in 2003. The foundation stone laying ceremony was held by Archbishop Clement of Kaluga, DECR Deputy Chairman, on June 24 2003. The church was consecrated in 2006 by Metr. [[Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Cyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad]]. During the consecration of the church, the first North Korean priest was ordained<ref>[http://www.dprk.mid.ru/xpam.html ПРАВОСЛАВНЫЙ ХРАМ СВЯТОЙ ЖИВОНАЧАЛЬНОЙ ТРОИЦЫ В ПХЕНЬЯНЕ]</ref>
  
Now in the church two priests serve - Theodor Kim and John Ra, both citizens of NK<ref>[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/1598569.html Делегация Русской Православной Церкви приняла участие в торжествах по случаю пятилетия освящения Троицкого храма в Пхеньяне]</ref> The temple is found at Chonbek district, tel./fax: (850) 238 14 650. Services are held every Saturday and Sunday.
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The church is served by two priests, Theodor Kim and John Ra, both citizens of North Korea<ref>[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/1598569.html Делегация Русской Православной Церкви приняла участие в торжествах по случаю пятилетия освящения Троицкого храма в Пхеньяне]</ref> The church is located in the Chonbek district, tel./fax: (850) 238 14 650. Services are held every Saturday and Sunday.
  
 
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Holy Trinity Church (Pyongyang)

Holy Trinity Church in Pyongyang is an Orthodox church in North Korea. After a visit to the St Innocent of Irkutsk church in Khabarovsk in course of a trip to the Russian Far East in 2002, President of DPRK Kim Jong-Il personally gave permission for the construction of an Orthodox church in North Korea, and construction began in 2003. The foundation stone laying ceremony was held by Archbishop Clement of Kaluga, DECR Deputy Chairman, on June 24 2003. The church was consecrated in 2006 by Metr. Cyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad. During the consecration of the church, the first North Korean priest was ordained[1]

The church is served by two priests, Theodor Kim and John Ra, both citizens of North Korea[2] The church is located in the Chonbek district, tel./fax: (850) 238 14 650. Services are held every Saturday and Sunday.

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  1. ПРАВОСЛАВНЫЙ ХРАМ СВЯТОЙ ЖИВОНАЧАЛЬНОЙ ТРОИЦЫ В ПХЕНЬЯНЕ
  2. Делегация Русской Православной Церкви приняла участие в торжествах по случаю пятилетия освящения Троицкого храма в Пхеньяне