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My Prayers and Practices: Russian Orthodox Church with Bishop Pitirim

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Russian Orthodox Church

110 Highland Road

Singapore, 549190

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Find out more about this little-known Christian community in Singapore and their unique life-cycle prayers and practices.

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Learn about the prayers and practices of the Russian Orthodox Church, a minority Christian group in Singapore. Meet Bishop Pitirim who will be sharing the various life-cycle rituals of this little-known religious community with participants!

Meet Bishop Pitirim Dondenko!

Hello everyone, I am Bishop Pitirim and I come from Odessa, Ukraine. When I first arrived in Singapore in 2003, I essentially had no relationship with my religion and to be very honest, I did not expect myself to become a priest! It was precisely because I felt so ‘free and happy’ in Singapore that it started to feel disquieting. That was when I started attending masses at the Russian Orthodox Church.

In many ways, the Orthodox Church leadership has been very generous in developing me – someone with no formal religious education – as a religious leader. I am excited to share with all participants the various prayers and practices we conduct here and hopefully help you learn more about our tiny but growing community!

More about the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Singapore

The Russian Orthodox Diocese of Singapore was established on 12 October 2007 after a 2003 tour of Southeast Asia convinced Metropolitan Kirill (now Patriarch of Moscow, the highest authority in the Russian Orthodox Church) that an official religious community was needed for the Russian diaspora to cohere towards. In 2014, the Church moved to its present location at 110 Highland Road. Today, a larger premise is currently under construction at the upcoming Russian Cultural Centre.

The Russian Orthodox community has steadily grown over the years and now boasts a healthy congregation of a few hundred followers. While COVID-19 has seen many parishioners (mostly from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, and Serbia) return home, the Church’s weekly Sunday services are still fully subscribed.

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • Sat, 11 Sep: 1400-1600
    • Sun, 12 Sep: 1400-1600
    • Sat, 18 Sep: 1400-1600
    • Sun, 19 Sep: 1400-1600
    • Sat, 25 Sep: 1400-1600
    • Sun, 26 Sep: 1400-1600
    • Sat, 2 Oct: 1400-1600
    • Sun 3 Oct: 1400-1600
  • Meeting Point:
    • Entrance of Russian Orthodox Church (110 Highland Rd Singapore 549190)
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the event for registration. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
  • Parking is unavailable at event premises.
  • Venue is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The event will proceed rain or shine.

Who should come?

  • All are welcome to participate!

What to bring?

  • Participants should bring an umbrella and a bottle of water.
  • Participants are encouraged to dress respectfully in smart casual (i.e. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes). Sleeveless attire, shorts/miniskirts or sandals are strictly not allowed.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own earphones (with a standard 3.5mm audio jack) because we will be using radio guides for the tour!
  • Participants will be denied entry if they dress inappropriately.
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All hosts and facilitators in this tour programme are fully vaccinated or have taken a Pre-Event Test (PET) in the past 24 hours
  • Facilitators in this tour or programme are trained in basic first-aid.
  • All participants must complete TraceTogether, a health declaration form and temperature taking at the start of the event.
  • All participants must wear their masks properly throughout the event.
  • All participants must maintain a one-metre distance from other participants during the event.
  • All participants will be issued with coloured stickers and be divided into smaller groups. Participants must stay with their groups and not intermingle between the groups.

Disclaimer

  • All ticket sales are final. There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
  • By agreeing to participate in the event, participants are responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to the negligence on his/her part or of the children under his/her charge.
  • Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host. Facilitators will brief participants at the start of the programme.
  • Videos and photographs may also be taken during the event. By registering for this event, you give My Community full rights to use the photos for marketing and publicity.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12.

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Location

Russian Orthodox Church

110 Highland Road

Singapore, 549190

Singapore

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Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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My Community Festival is a ground-up initiative showcasing Singapore’s best kept secrets and community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences.

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  • It is curated in collaboration with heritage practitioners, business owners, legacy brands as well as a number of religious and cultural institutions.
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  • It aims to connect people from all walks of life through the festival platform in the hopes that they may go on to expand their social networks.
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