The original can be found here. H/T Antiochians in Nice.
The Church of St. Phillip in Sharjah
The Church of St. Phillip in the emirate Sharjah of the UAE is the first church representing [Russian] Orthodoxy in the Arabian Peninsula. The decision to build it was adopted in 2005 when the current Patriarch of Moscow Kyrill and all Russia visited the Emirates as the Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad.
On December 9, 2007 the cornerstone for the Church of St. Phillip was laid in the neighborhood of al-Yarmouk in the Emirate of Sharjah, which is a neighborhood that contains a number of churches and places of worship which serve various communities residing in the emirate.
The church was given the name of St. Phillip in honor of Phillip Timona [??], the first Russian priest to set foot on the Arabian Peninsula.
For footage of the partially-completed, 1800m2 church and the Paschal liturgy that took place there this week, see here.