On November 26 the baptism of three people – Anna, Natalia and Catherine – took place at the parish of St. John of Shanghai in Santa Maria. This is the first baptism that Priest John Mahinay performed after his ordination, under the guidance of the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev).
On November 22, on the feast of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Quick to Hear”, on the island of Panglao, the consecration of the foundation stone at the construction site of the temple in honor of the icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear” took place. With the blessing of Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi, the consecration was performed by the Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), together with the dean of the Manila District, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin). The ceremony was preceded by a prayer service to the Most Holy Theotokos. Panglao is the most popular Filipino island among Russian tourists. Also, quite a few (by Filipino standards) compatriots live here on a permanent basis.
November 21 is the Feast of Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven. This is the Patronal feast at the parish of Archangel Michael in Mahongkog, Cotabato.
Divine Liturgy was headed by the Secretary of the Philippino-Vietnamese diocese Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), who was co-served by priests Moses Cahilig, Nicholas Salgado, Ambrose Sumagaysay and deacons Raphael Frajillo and Anthony Aranco.
November 17 at the parish of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao, the baptism of handmaid of God Christina took place. The sacrament was performed by the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev). Many years and God’s help!
November 12, village Lawigue (Tayabas). The Divine Liturgy was conducted by Priest Augustine Ponferrada. At the end of the service, treats from the most beloved Filipino fast food chain “Jolly Bee” were distributed to children from poor families.