The Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage within the framework of the project "Development of Orthodox Heritage in Chinese Culture" financed the publication of 7 books of a theological and church-historical nature in Chinese with a total circulation of 3,500 copies. 4 more books in Chinese with a total circulation of 2000 copies are also planned for release.
The published literature is available to Chinese students, Chinese tourists, all Chinese believers and interested Chinese citizens who find themselves on the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church, in those parishes where work with the Chinese is carried out.
The Orthodox mission among the Chinese is one of the pastoral duties of the Russian Orthodox Church, since China is historically part of the canonical territory of the Moscow Patriarchate. Orthodoxy in China has existed for more than 300 years, and the Russian Orthodox Church is the mother of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church. Unfortunately, due to historical and political reasons, there are now only two ethnic Chinese priests in the Chinese Church, so the task of the ROC is both to support Chinese believers and to help in preaching Orthodoxy among the Chinese.
The executor of the project "Development of Orthodox Heritage in Chinese culture" is the Chinese Compound of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at the Church of St. Nicholas of Myra in the Golutvin of Moscow. The metochion is engaged in pastoral care of both Russian parishioners and Chinese believers living in Moscow, for whom a liturgy is celebrated in Chinese every weekend. In addition, the metochion conducts weekly lectures in English for those Chinese citizens who are sincerely interested in Orthodoxy, engaged in missionary work among the Chinese living or studying in Moscow.
As a result, this project helps in general the development of the Orthodox mission among the Chinese living in Russia and abroad, and also assists the Chinese who have already converted to Orthodoxy in a deeper acquaintance with the spiritual life and culture of Russia.