Of Rites and Rituals: Russian Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Church

110 Highland Road

Singapore, 549190

Singapore

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Visit little-known places of worship, observe their rituals and cultural practices and partake in their traditional meals!

About this Event

Every F1 season, we see 10 religious leaders standing along the F1 track to bless the road. People can typically identify these religious leaders - such as the Christian bishop and Catholic ‘Father’, or the Buddhist monk. But there are religions and faiths in Singapore that are less-heard of, though they are celebrated by some of our local communities. We will be visiting their sacred sites and places of worship.

About the Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Diocese of Singapore was established in 12 October 2007, after a 2003 tour of Southeast Asia convinced Metropolitan Kirill (now the Patriarch of Moscow, the highest authority in the Russian Orthodox Church) that the Russian diaspora needed a religious community to cohere towards. The Parish Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos was thus established, first at Hillview, then moved in 2014 to the present location at 110 Highland Road. A larger premise is now under construction, and will be on the grounds of a Russian Cultural Centre. The Russian Orthodox community has steadily grown and now boasts a healthy congregation of a few hundred believers.

Bishop Pitirim Dodenko was born in Odessa, Ukraine, the Summer residence of the Russian Tsars and a major Black Sea port. Pitirim arrived in Singapore in 2003, a layperson without much relationship with religion. In his own words, he got ‘too happy’ in Singapore and, in a rather ironic fashion, began to feel disquieted with his present state. It was during this time that he felt the draw of religion and began to attend the Russian Orthodox Church’s services. In 2020, Pitirim was recommended for promotion to a Bishop. He is now the Bishop of Jakarta and Vicar of the Metropolitanate of Singapore.

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • 5 Dec (Sat) 10am-12pm (English)
    • 12 Dec (Sat) 10am-12pm (English)
  • Meeting place: 110 Highland Road Singapore 549190
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the stated meeting time for registration and temperature taking. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
  • Parking is unavailable at the premise
  • Venue is not wheel-chair accessible
  • The event will proceed rain or shine.

What to bring?

  • Dress respectfully in smart casual (i.e. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes). Strictly no sleeveless attire, shorts/miniskirts or sandals allowed
  • Wear a mask.
  • Bring along hand sanitisers, an umbrella and a bottle of water
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.
  • Participants will be denied entry if they dress inappropriately.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

  • All participants must wear a mask.
  • All participants must complete the Safe Entry, health declaration and temperature taking before the event.

Instructions for Participants

  • Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.
  • In lieu of the recent COVID19, participants will be required to take their temperatures and submit a health declaration form for contact tracing. Please do not attend the event should you feel unwell.
  • There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
  • By agreeing to participate in the activity, participants will be responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to negligence of other actions on his/her part or that of children under his/her charge.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12 children under his/her charge.

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Russian Orthodox Church

110 Highland Road

Singapore, 549190

Singapore

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