While the presence of Western Christian Churches in China is a well-known fact, many people are not aware that the Orthodox Church has also been present in that country for more than 300 years. It has never fully recovered from the turmoils of the “cultural revolution” of the 1960s and its antireligious policies. However, there are efforts from several sides to revive Orthodox life in China. Attempts to revive Orthodoxy in China also take place in virtual space. In this interview, the webmaster of Orthodox.cn, Mitrophan Chin, tells us more about the history, current situation and prospects for the Orthodox Church in China.
The interview was conducted online in October 2004. Mitrophan Chin was interviewed by Jean-François Mayer.