Thai convert becomes Orthodox Priest

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Thai convert becomes Orthodox Priest

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

It is rare in predominantly Buddhist Thailand to find Thai Orthodox Christians, let alone a young Thai from a Buddhist family who has committed himself to becoming a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church.

But Danai Wanna, 24, is one such person. He is preparing for ordination as an Orthodox priest, and he expects that to happen in about eight years.

Danai already has completed one year of training at a seminary in St. Petersburg, 650 kilometers northwest of Moscow. Lately, he has been on home leave in Bangkok, but he will return to Russia on Aug. 23 to continue his studies in St. Petersburg, which some people call Russia’s “northern capital.”

The young former Buddhist hails from Prachin Buri province, 134 kilometers east of Bangkok. He recently spoke with UCA News about his conversion, the Continue reading “Thai convert becomes Orthodox Priest”

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