Winter 2016 / 2017 Friends of Indonesia Newsletter

Topics: The Triumph of Orthodoxy in Indonesia; Archpriest Gordon Walker of Blessed Memory: Indonesia’s Intercessor; Addressing the Culture; A Life of Worship and Prayer; The Church’s Internal and External Ministries; Zeal for the Faith, Even Amid Persecution; Parishioner Profile: Johannes Sanjaya;

Fr. Alexios Represents the Orthodox Faith in Indonesia

The Orthodox Church in Indonesia calls itself the GOI, Gereja Orthodox Indonesia Jawa Tengah. Fr. Daniel Byantoro, its founder and president, is frequently out of the country raising funds for the organization, so most of the day-to-day duties in the GOI fall to Fr. Alexios, Dean of Holy Trinity parish in Solo. Fr. Alexios is […]

Who are the Friends of Indonesia?

Friends of Indonesia exists to raise awareness and support for the Indonesian Orthodox Church. Our purpose is to dissminate information about Indonesia, its history and culture, and about the Orthodox Church in Indonesia; and to encourage Orthodox believers to support the Church in Indonesia through their prayers and gifts. How did the Church in Indonesia […]

Christ, our True “Qurban”

In the Feast of Sacrifice pilgrimage, Muslims perform rituals at and around their holiest shrine, the Ka’ba, in Mecca. The ritual itself reminds them of what they believe to be the reenactment of Abraham’s near Sacrifice of his son (Ishmael not Isaac according to Muslims) which God replaced with an animal sacrifice. At the conclusion […]

Rise Up and Walk!

During the massive eruption of Mount Merapi in the fall of 2010, Fr. Marcus and Fr. Alexios started to reach out to the people of that area, first in their physical relief efforts, later in their spiritual. While they were delivering relief supplies and housing refugees, they were also spreading the gospel. A small seed […]

Fr. Alexios Visits the Community of St. Mary of Egypt in Jakarta

Sunday, January 23, 2011 Fr Alexios led the Divine Liturgy and blessing of the water in his visit to the Community of St. Mary of Egypt in Jakarta. Click pictures to enlarge.   January 24, 2011, Fr Alexios attended a world Christians prayer week along with the Catholic and Protestant Spiritual Leaders in Solo, Central […]

Fr. Daniel Byantoro: Pray for the Church in Indonesia as Muslim Tension Increases

Read a news report on Yahoo News. Dear friends, Please kindly read the sad news at the bottom of my following report. On Sunday, February 6th a radical mob of Muslim fanatics had attacked an Ahmadiyah congregation in Cikeusik, Pandeglang, Banten province (West Java). Three people were killed and some members of Ahmadiyah group were […]

Funeral Service of Fr. Seraphim Schiedler

Fr. Seraphim Scheidler, a great friend of the Orthodox Church in Indonesia, passed away January 17, 2011. He had struggled with a weak heart condition for many years. Fr. Seraphim loved the Orthodox mission in Indonesia, which he visited twice in an official capacity. In fact, he was ordained to the sub-diaconate at Holy Apostle […]

Fr. Alexios Ministry Report — January 23, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011 Fr Alexios led the Divine Liturgy and blessing of the water in his visit to the Community of St. Mary of Egypt in Jakarta. Monday, January 24, 2011 Fr Alexios attended a world Christians prayer week along with the Catholic and Protestant spiritual leaders in Solo, Central Java Indonesia. January 25, […]

A Brief Report on the Parishes in Indonesia

On behalf of Fr. Daniel Byantoro, overseer of the Orthodox Church in Indonesa, Fr. Alexios Setir Cahyadi visited several parishes and offered this report. Thursday, January 20th, 2011 Fr. Markus Wiyono who serves as the priest of St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Pasekan Village, Tlatar, Boyolali, along with Mr. Michael Raka and his wife Elizabeth […]