Brief History

Korean Orthodox Mission



Christ is Risen!

With the Grace of our Lord and with remarkable endurance of our Saints and Fathers, the Orthodox Church has reserved her Holy Tradition and wealthy spiritual legacy, which were handed down from the Apostles. We call this Holy Faith and Sacred Tradition as the Eastern Orthodox Church or the Orthodox Church.

Since the 11th century, the Christianity started from the Pentecost has been bifurcated to the Eastern Orthodox Church and to the Western Roman Catholic Church. The Eastern Orthodox church had suffered persecution and martyrdom under the Islamic reign for about 400 years. In the 20th century, the Russian Orthodox Church suffered persecution smilar to that of the Catacomb church of the early christianity due to the Bolshevik Revolution and the subsequent athiest reign.

The Holy, Apostolic, and Catholic Orthodox Church is rarely introduced in Korea up to now. In this website, we present the history, theology, and spirituality of the Orthodox Church. We also provide several important literatures of Russian Orthodox Church, such as "The Philokalia (introduction)", "The Law of God", stories of Saints, and Orthodox wonder-working Icons as e-books, which are majorly presented in Korean.

In this English website, we introduce briefly the history and present mission status of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR ) in Korea. Since we have launched this website in 2002, we updated Korean homepage frequently and lots of faithful Korean Christians showed deep interests in Orthodox spirituality. However, we were not able to update the English homepage. From now on, we are planning to update regularly so that many people outside of Korea can learn about the ROCOR mission activities in Korea.

Thank you very much.

+With love in Christ.

May 1, 2005, Pascha Day

Fr. Jusin Kang, Tae-Yong
Administrator of the Korean Orthodox Mission,
the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia



Cross Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia