The first week of Lent is the strictest. In parishes in Manila, Tagaytay, Davao, and Vietnam, Lenten services were held daily in the morning and evening. From Monday to Thursday, the Great Canon of Andrew of Crete was read at the great Compline. On Wednesday, The Liturgy of the Pre-consecrated Gifts was celebrated. At the parish in Ha Noi city, parishioners read the services themselves.
The parish in honor of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ (Epiphany) in Talas, Davao del Sur, celebrated its patronal feast. The festive divine service was performed by Priest Joachim Gonzales, Deacon John Mahinay, along with many believers from different parishes of the deanery.
“The nature of the waters is sanctified today…” On the feast of the Epiphany, according to tradition, many parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church bless water sources. At the end of the service, the Great Consecration of the Ocean and the baptism of handmaid of the Lord Mary were performed […]
A new Filipino seminarian has arrived in Russia to continue his studies. Joasaph (Rolly Melano Nunez) has successfully completed preparatory courses at the training center of St Matrona of Moscow in Davao and was enrolled in the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, but because of the pandemic, he had to study […]
Hearken all ye nations, for God is with us! Despite the fact that the coronavirus again mixed up our plans (half of the parish in Manila fell ill, the number of infections in the country reached a record 21800 per day, a curfew was imposed in Manila and Tagaytay), festive […]
Super Typhoon Odetta passed through the central part of the Philippines in mid-December, destroying Siargao Island, most of the islands of Bohol, Palawan, etc. About 400 people died. Hundreds of thousands were left without communications, water and electricity, and many without shelter and means of livelihood. It will take many […]
December 25 – Christmas in the new calendar is the official and main holiday in the Philippines. In a country where 80% of the population are Roman Catholics, this day is preceded by long holidays so that believers have the opportunity to visit churches where special fore-festal services are held […]
Filipino deacons Nicolas Salgado and Ambrose Sumagaysay arrived in Moscow. After the cultural program, the fathers will go to Khanty-Mansiysk to see His Eminence Pavel, the ruling bishop of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, for ordination to the priesthood. We thank the Orthodox Missionary School at the Synodal Missionary Department for a […]
On the feast of St Joasaph of Belgorod, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated for the first time after a long break caused by the pandemic in the village of Kapehan (Santa Maria). St. Joasaph is the patron saint of missionaries whose completely incorruptible relics rest in Belgorod, where the Missionary […]
At the training center of St Matrona of Moscow in Davao, the translation and editing of the service book in the Cebuano language is fulfilled with the help of Filipino seminarians from SPBDA. Now local clerics can use their native language more fully at services. Cebuano is the second most […]
Today, the Divine Liturgy was held at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Hanoi – the first one after six months of restrictions related to coronavirus infection. The day before, Priest Yevgeny Tsukalo met with the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Vietnam Gennady Stepanovich Bezdetko, who […]