Saint Nectarios and Grandma Tatiana in Korea

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St. Nectarios and Grandma Tatiana in Korea

ORTHODOX KOREA

‘Grandma Tatiana,’ as we used to call her, was one of the first women who received Holy Baptism in Korea. She was the daughter of Fr. Alexi Kim, who was captured by the North Koreans and disappeared on the 9th of July, 1950. With her death, the last representative of the ‘first generation’ of Orthodox Koreans ended its existence on earth.

During the final 10 years of her live, she lived in the Metropolis Center for the Elderly, which is affiliated with the parish of St. Boris in Chuncheon.

When the biography of St. Nectarios was published, in 2010, by the press of the Holy Metropolis of Korea, “Korean Orthodox Editions,” Grandma Tatiana Kim liked the book so much that she immediately started translating it into Japanese, without telling anyone about her project. The unforgettable Tatiana knew Japanese well because she lived during the Japanese occupation of Korea, studied Japanese in school, and even lived and Continue reading “Saint Nectarios and Grandma Tatiana in Korea”