Βιετνάμ, 2017: Η μεταστροφή της Βιετναμέζας Nguyen Thi Mai Anh από το Βουδισμό στην Ορθοδοξία μετά από εμφάνιση της Παναγίας ενώ βρισκόταν σε κώμα

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Βιετνάμ, 2017:

Η μεταστροφή της Βιετναμέζας Nguyen Thi Mai Anh

από το Βουδισμό στην Ορθοδοξία μετά από εμφάνιση

της Παναγίας ενώ βρισκόταν σε κώμα

O π. Γεώργιος, ένας ιερέας από τη Μόσχα, ο οποίος συχνά εξυπηρετεί σε ιεραποστολικά ταξίδια στην Ασία, πόσταρε στο Facebook τα λόγια μιας Βιετναμέζας γυναίκας η οποία μετεστράφη στην Ορθοδοξία κατόπιν εμφανίσεως της Υπεραγίας Θεοτόκου.

Η γυναίκα, Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, που ήταν προηγουμένως Βουδίστρια, δούλευε και εργαζόταν στο Vũng Tàu, στο Βιετνάμ, βαπτίστηκε και εντάχθηκε στην Αγία Ορθοδοξία μας, το Μεγάλο Σάββατο του τρέχοντος έτους [2017].

Γράφει ότι κάτι καταπληκτικό συνέβη στη ζωή της πέρυσι. «Βρισκόμουν ξαπλωμένη, σε κώμα στο νοσοκομείο. Κάποια στιγμή, είδα μια ακτινοβολία, ένα υπέρλαμπρο φως. Αμέσως, είδα μπροστά μου την Υπεραγία Θεοτόκο. Κρατούσε και έτεινε προς εμένα ένα μπουκάλι νερό το οποίο και μου έδωσε. Όσο έπινα το νερό, η λάμψη και η Θεοτόκος εξαφανίστηκαν».

«Το επόμενο πρωί», συνεχίζει, «ξαφνικά επανήλθα από το κώμα, έχοντας απολέσει τις αισθήσεις μου για πολύ ώρα». Η Nguyen επιβίωσε και άρχισε να προσεύχεται στον Κύριο Ιησού Χριστό και την Παναγία Μητέρα Του για ταχεία ανάρρωση και αποφάσισε ότι θα γίνει Χριστιανή, μόλις επιστρέψει στο σπίτι.

«Λίγες ημέρες αργότερα, είδα ένα ακόμη όραμα, με έναν άνδρα ο οποίος με οδήγησε στην Εκκλησία όπου έφαγα άρτο και ήπια Αγιασμό μαζί με όλους. Στην συνέχεια, περπάτησα γύρω γύρω την εκκλησία.»

Όταν πήρε εξιτήριο και επέστρεψε σπίτι της, δέχθηκε επίσκεψη από έναν φίλο της, ο οποίος της έφερε μια Εικόνα της Παναγίας με τον Χριστό. «Ήμουν πάρα πολύ χαρούμενη γιατί η μορφή της Παναγίας στην Εικόνα ήταν ίδια με την Θεοτόκο, όπως την είδα στο όνειρό μου. Εκδήλωσα τη χαρά μου στο φίλο μου και του είπα το όνειρό μου. Εκείνος με οδήγησε σε μια Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία, όπου προσεύχονταν οι Ρώσοι, στην 5η συνοικία της πόλης Vũng Tàu, για να συναντήσω τον Κύριο και την Υπεραγία Θεοτόκο.»

Η γυναίκα αργότερα βαπτίσθηκε στην ίδια εκκλησία και γεννήθηκε εκ νέου υπό την προστασία της Πλατυτέρας Θεοτόκου και την ευλογία του Κυρίου.

«Είμαι πανευτυχής!» λέει, συνεχίζοντας «ευχαριστώ Θεέ μου, ευχαριστώ Παναγία μου, για αυτήν την δεύτερη γέννηση και το μέγα δώρο να βρω την Πηγή της Ζωής!»

Ο π. Γεώργιος αναφέρει ότι πριν από την βάπτιση έσπασε το πόδι της, αλλά αυτό δεν την εμπόδισε καθόλου. Βαπτίστηκε και ονομάστηκε Άννα και τώρα διαβάζει προσευχές στα βιετναμέζικα στις Ιερές Ακολουθίες!

Πηγή:

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2017/09/mother-god-appears-vietnamese-woman-coma-converts-orthodoxy/

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

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Chính Thống giáo tại Việt Nam

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Chính Thống giáo tại Việt Nam

Chính Thống giáo ở Việt Nam đại diện bởi giáo xứ Đức Mẹ Kazan (thuộc Giáo hội Chính thống giáo Nga) ở thành phố Vũng Tàu, nơi sinh sống và làm việc của vài trăm chuyên gia nói tiếng Nga của Công ty Liên doanh Vietsovpetro.

Ý kiến ủng hộ việc mở giáo xứ được đưa ra vào ngày 17 tháng 7 năm 2002 tại phiên họp của Hội đồng Thượng Phụ Giáo hội Chính thống giáo Nga.

Các đại diện của Bộ phận liên lạc các giáo xứ ở ngoại quốc của tòa Thượng Phụ ở Moskva thường xuyên thăm giáo xứ ở thành phố Vũng Tàu để tổ chức các thánh Lễ theo lịch phụng vụ Lễ Phục sinh và các thánh Lễ tại nhà thờ khác.

Vào tháng 4 năm 2007, các chuyên gia được gởi đến Việt Nam của Ban Thư ký các liên lạc Chính thống giáo của Bộ phận liên lạc các nhà thờ nước ngoài thuộc Giáo hội Chính thống giáo Nga đã tham dự buổi Lễ Mừng Chúa Phục sinh ở giáo xứ Giáo hội Chính thống giáo Nga ở thành phố Vũng Tàu và Tổng lãnh sự quán Nga ở thành phố Hồ Chí Minh.

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Vietnam, 2017: The Mother of God appears to Vietnamese woman in coma, who then converts to Orthodoxy

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HOLY VIRGIN MARY

CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY

VIETNAM OF MY HEART

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The newly-baptized Anna is seated in the picture

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Vietnam, 2017:

The Mother of God appears to Vietnamese woman in coma,

who then converts to Orthodoxy

Source:

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http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2017/09/mother-god-appears-vietnamese-woman-coma-converts-orthodoxy/

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

Fr. George Maximov, a Moscow priest who often serves on missionary trips throughout Asia, has posted on his Facebook page the words of a Vietnamese woman who converted to Orthodoxy after the Mother of God appeared to her.

The woman, Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, a former Buddhist living and working in Vũng Tàu, Vietnam, was baptized into Holy Orthodoxy on Holy Saturday this year [2017].

She writes of “something incredible” happening in her life about a year ago: “I was lying in a coma in the hospital. During this time I saw a radiance, a bright light, and directly in front of me appeared the Virgin Mary Theotokos. She handed me a bottle of water and gave me to drink. As soon as I drank the water, the light and the Theotokos disappeared.”

“In the morning the next day,” she continues, “I suddenly came out of the coma after being unconscious for so long.” Nguyen survived, and she began to pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Mother for a speedy recovery, and decided she would become a Christian when she returned home.

“A few days later, another vision appeared to me in a dream, that there would be a man who would lead me to the Church, and that I would eat Bread there and drink Holy Water together with everyone, and walk around the church,” she continues.

After she was released and returned home, a friend came to her, bearing an icon of the Mother of God with the Savior. “I was incredibly happy, because it was the same image I had seen in my dream. I was very happy, and I told my friend about what I had seen in the dream, and he took me to an Orthodox Church where Russians pray in the 5th district of the city of Vũng Tàu, to meet the Lord and the Theotokos there,” Nguyen recalls.

The woman was later baptized in the same church and “born again under the protection of the Most-Holy Theotokos and by the grace of the Lord.”

“I am infinitely happy!” she exclaims, continuing, “Thanks to Thee, O Lord and to thee, O Theotokos, for my ‘second birth’ and the gift of the Fountain of Life!”

Fr. George notes that she broke her leg just before her Baptism, but this did not deter her. She was baptized with the name of Anna, and now reads prayers in the Vietnamese language during the services.

Вьетнам, 2017: Находившаяся в коме вьетнамка приняла христианство после видения Божией Матери ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian

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CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY

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Вьетнам, 2017: Находившаяся в коме вьетнамка

приняла христианство после видения Божией Матери

Отец Георгий Максимов:

Я писал ранее про вьетнамку, которая крестилась накануне Пасхи под влиянием Самой Богородицы. Теперь я получил ее собственный рассказ и фото, так что помещаю их здесь. ‘Меня зовут Нгуен Тхи Май Ань. Я живу и работаю в городе Вунгтау. Я была буддисткой, но однажды в моей жизни произошло невероятное событие. Около года назад я лежала в коме в больнице. В это время я увидела сияние, яркий свет, и прямо передо мной возникла Богородица Дева Мария. Она протянула мне бутыль с водой и дала мне пить. Как только я выпила воду, свет и Богородица исчезли, а утром следующего дня я внезапно вышла из комы после долгого забытия. Я выжила и через несколько дней стала молиться Господу и Богородице, просить их о скором выздоровлении. И я решила, что когда вернусь домой, то стану христианкой. И через несколько дней во сне мне опять было видение, что будет человек, который приведет меня в церковь, я буду есть там Хлеб и пить Святую Воду вместе со всеми и ходить вокруг храма. После того как я выписалась и вернулась домой меня пришел навестить мой друг Женя и принес мне икону Богородицы со Спасителем. Я была невероятно рада, потому что это был тот самый образ, который я видела во сне. Я была очень счастлива, я рассказала другу о том, что видела во сне, и он отвел меня в православную церковь где молятся русские в 5-м районе города Вунгтау, чтобы там я встретилась с Богородицей и Господом. Эта церковь стала местом, где я Крестилась и родилась во второй раз под покровом Пресвятой Богородицы и по Благодати Господа. И 17.04.2017 я приняла Крещение и стала православной. Я бесконечно счастлива! Благодарю Тебя, Господи и Тебя Богородица за мое “второе рождение” и дарование мне Источника Жизни!’
На фото она единственная сидящая, поскольку накануне крещения попала в аварию и сломала ногу. Но даже это не изменило ее решимости и она крестилась с именем Анна. Сейчас она активно участвует в жизни общины и читает на службах часть молитв на вьетнамском языке.

Fr-George Maximov

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Thánh Agatha xứ Sicilia (k. 231 – 251) – 5 tháng 2

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Thánh Agatha xứ Sicilia (k. 231 – 251)

Lễ kính: 5 tháng 2

Thánh Agatha xứ Sicilia (k. 231 – 251) là một tín hữu Kitô giáo sống ở Sicilia vào thế kỷ thứ III. Cô được tôn phong là một trong các thánh vì có hành động dũng cảm không khuất phục cường quyền khi từ chối kết hôn với viên Thống đốc trong vùng để giữ trinh tiết theo đức tin của mình và kết cục phải chịu nhiều hình phạt nặng nề cho đến chết.

Agatha được sinh ra trong một gia đình đạo đức, có gia thế tại Sicilia, cô đi đạo từ khi còn nhỏ. Khi nghe tin có cô gái xinh đẹp tên Agatha sống ở Sicilia, Viên thống đốc kiêm quan trấn Quintain đã truyền lệnh đưa cô vào trụ sở của ông này và muốn cưỡng ép cô để sau này dễ chiếm đoạt tài sản của Agatha, đồng thời có ý ép cô ra khỏi đạo.

Nhưng cô đã kiên quyết khước từ. Sau đó ông này ra lệnh đưa Agatha đến nhà một chủ kỹ viện tên Aphrodisia với mục đích dùng người đàn bà này để thuyết phục cô. Nhưng Agatha vẫn giữ mình thanh sạch. Agatha không để tâm nghe theo những thuyết phục của bà và các con gái bà (đều là khách làng chơi). Sau một tháng không có kết quả, Agatha được mang về cho viên thống đốc.

Ông này lại cố gắng thuyết phục nhưng khi nhận thấy Agatha nhất quyết không chịu, viên thống đốc tức giận, tìm cớ đổ tội và hành hạ Agatha, ông ta đã lợi dụng sắc lệnh bắt đạo của Hoàng đế Decius, bắt giam Agatha và đem ra xử án. Ông ta đem Agatha ra hành hạ bằng nhiều cách như buộc Agatha vào con ngựa gỗ dùng roi có móc sắt để đánh, rứt từng mảng thịt ở cạnh sườn, dùng đuốc và diêm quẹt đốt da thịt và cuối cùng là xẻo vú. Cô qua đời tại Catania, Sicilia năm 251.

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Pastoral Trips to Vietnam

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Pastoral Trips to Vietnam

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ORTHODOX MISSIONS

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

With the blessing of Archbishop Benjamin of Vladivostok and the Primorsky area, a delegation of the Vladivostor Diocese will be in the Republic of Vietnam with a pastoral visit from 31 October to 14.

It will be headed by Archpriest Sergiy Yakutov, dean of the central diocesan district. Visits are planned to the city of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau and Kamran, reports the Diocesan website.

“On November 4, the day of the commemoration of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, we will have a festal divine service in honor of the parish patronal feast in the town of Vung Tau; this is perhaps the main goal of our regular pastoral visits to Vietnam,” stated Archpriest Sergiy on the eve of his departure.

In addition to divine services, there are plans for familiarization tours and formal meetings, including one with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam A. Kovtun.

Source: Orthodoxy in China
An article about the first pastoral visit and liturgy in Vietnam in March 2009 can be found here.
Also, I think that the picture above is from the first pastoral visit in March.

 

The first Divine Liturgy in Vietnam

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The first Divine Liturgy in Vietnam

From 29 April to 11 May 2002, staff members of the Department for External Church Relations Rev. Vladimir Alexandrov and Mr. V. Radayev visited Vietnam with the blessing of Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations. The purpose of the visit was to offer pastoral care to compatriots and to conduct pre-Paschal and Paschal Services.

Last November, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad made a pastoral visit to Vietnam. After his trip the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered it expedient to open a parish in the Vietnamese city of Vungtau. More than one thousand of Russian citizens and their families, most of them working at Vietsovpetro, one of the world largest oil producing plants, reside there. A general meeting of the Vungtau Orthodox residents decided to establish a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in the city.

The day of May 2, 2002 will go down in the history of Orthodoxy in Vietnam. On the Great Thursday, when the Church commemorates the Last Supper of Christ, the first Divine Liturgy was conducted in this distant country. More than forty people received the Eucharist, most of them purified their souls through the Sacrament of Confession for the first time in their life.
In these days many events took place for the first time there. For the first time, the Gospels of the Passions and the Royal Hours were read, and the Sacrament of Holy Unction was administered. Indeed, the Pascha of Christ shone as ” the Feast of Feasts and the Celebration of Celebrations” in those days – it was the first Pascha to be celebrated in Kohinhina (the ancient name of southern Vietnam).

A miracle happened in the small lecture-hall of the Russian Cultural Center as a triumphant message about the Risen Christ, Who has conquered death, sorrow and lie of this world, resounded there. At midnight, a procession with the cross began its march through silent streets of the residential area. The eternal words “The Angels in heaven, O Christ our Savoir, sing Thy Resurrection…” resounded first timidly and uncertainly, then more and more loudly.

“Christ is risen!” – these words touching everyone’s heart sounded in Vietnam for the first time. The joyous Paschal Matins and then the Liturgy began. More than one hundred faithful united by the presence of the Risen Christ prayed with an exceptional inspiration. Today, about two thousands of Russians are living in Vietnam, and most of them regard themselves as faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church. Our compatriots live not only in Vungtau, but also in Hoshimin (the former Saigon) and Hanoi. Rev. Vladimir Alexandrov celebrated the blessing of water for diplomats and Russian residents in the Vietnamese capital, in the concert-hall of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam.

An office for the dead, the first one for many decades, was conducted at the graves of the Russian seamen in Hoshimin. In 1904, the Russian Diana Cruiser arrived at the harbor of Saigon after a battle with Japanese ships in the Yellow Sea. Eight seamen died of tropical diseases during its forced anchorage lasting over a year. Under the auspices of the Russian Consulate General in Hoshimin, a monument was erected over their grave in 1984.

Source:

https://mospat.ru/archive/en/2002/06/ne205172/