St Nikolai of Japan
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St Nikolai of Japan

Lessons from Japan: The Effective Mission

Concluding on our series of Lessons from Japan, we can discuss what makes an effective mission. St Nikolai essentially began the Orthodox mission in Japan, and took it from a dozen expatriots at the Russian embassy to 25000 adherents.  Clearly, the mission was doing something right. I look forward to your feedback!  Please leave comments below, … Read more

St Nikolai of Japan

Lessons from Japan: The Effective Mission Leader

Continuing on our series of Lessons from Japan, we can discuss what makes an effective mission leader. St Nikolai was the mission leader for Japan during his tenure there – so we’re also able to see what it was that made St Nikolai such an effective mission leader. — The Effective Mission Leader Ultimate Aim: … Read more

St Nikolai of Japan

Lessons from Japan: The Effective Missionary

Continuing on the series about what we can learn from the Orthodox Mission in Japan, based on ‘St Nikolai Kasatkin and the Orthodox Mission in Japan’ (Van Remortal & Chang, eds), we provide the next article: The Effective Missionary. – The Effective Missionary Foundations: In addition to knowing the Gospel (and more!), which is a … Read more

St Nikolai of Japan

Lessons from Japan – Part 1

In writing about the history of the Orthodox Mission in Japan, Michael Van Remortel and Dr Peter Chang have done the English-speaking Church a great service in presenting their book, ‘St Nikolai Kasatkin and the Orthodox Mission in Japan’. This isn’t a run of the mill book review, but rather a targeted review, examining what … Read more

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What we can learn from Fr Daniel Sysoyev’s talk on Missionaries

Article – Andrew Smith :: Image – via Wikipedia Having summarised the translation of Fr Daniel’s speech, entitled ‘What is a True Missionary’, I have attempted to sort by category of information and give these by category. – What is it to be a missionary? People talk about the monastics and the hierarchs, and how … Read more