On February 27, in the parish of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau, priest Eugeny Tsukalo met with children living in the Russian subdivision. Fr. Eugeny told the children about the national holiday “Maslenitsa”, the Lent and its significance for every Christian, large and small. He gave the children recommendations for how to carry out a small feat with children’s strength. Then the pupils were shown a short cartoon based on the story of V. Nikiforov-Volgin “Lent”. Then the children guessed riddles and drew. After all, the children ate pancakes, fruit and sweets cooked by their parents.
On February 26, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), Priest Siluan Thompson and Deacon Ambrose Sumagaysay visited the community of the non-canonical Christian Eastern Catholic Church in Bacoor. Bishop Christopher Medina Canopen, who is taking care about this community, while studying the history of the Church, and realized that he was in a schism, and after that he wanted to be baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church. Since being a layman in the true Church is higher than being a bishop in a noncanonical one.
On the Feast of Presentation of the Lord, priest Joachim Gonzales celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Kinabalan. In this town, His Eminence Metropolitan Paul served the Liturgy on his last visit. Seeing the deplorable state of the temple, Vladyka blessed to prepare a land for the construction of a new one. Anticipating the next archpastoral visit, parishioners, after the service, established a cross on the lot of the future church. During his visit, the Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Paul is to perform the blessing of the foundation of the temple in Kinabalan at 15-30 on February 23, 2020. We invite everyone!
On November 2, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), together with members of the Orthodox Sisterhood of General Santos city, visited the areas most affected by the earthquake. With the support of Russian Orthodox Church in Singapore, the School of the Orthodox Missionary at the Synodal Missionary Department and Christ The Saviour Orthodox Community, clothing sets, tents, medicines and food were donated to the victims through donation center in Tulunan Municipality.
At the request of the municipality mayor, Hieromonk Korniliy prayed for an end to the disaster.
Since October 2019, Mindanao Island has been shaken by multiple earthquakes. The most powerful of them occurred on October 16, 29 and 31 with magnitudes of 6.3, 6.8 and 6.5 points. Many buildings collapsed in the epicenters of these earthquakes, there are dead people, hundreds of wounded, thousands of injured, deprived of shelter, water, food, clothes.
On December 23, at the parish in honor of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau, a meeting with children was organized. The rector of the parish priest Eugene Zucalo talked about the upcoming feast of the Nativity of Christ. The parishioners organized a cultural program: […]
On December 17, a New Year’s reception was held at the residence of the Consul General of Russia in Ho Chi Minh City A.V. Popov, which was attended by Russians and Vietnamese friends of Russia. Among the invited were the managers of the JV “Vietsovpetro”, rector of the parish of […]
On the island of Mindanao at the end of 2019, a series of devastating earthquakes occurred, there were deaths, many people were injured and left homeless. Orthodox churches located near the epicenter were not left without damage. So the church of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Makalangot suffered, but now […]
The miracle of Myrrh-streaming in Makalangot (Mindanao) has been continuing already for one month; now all icons in the church are streaming! The Secretary of the diocese Hieromonk Korniliy has visited the temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov and has witnessed the miracle, fixing it with the camera. After careful […]
The Department of charity and social service of the diocese of the Philippines and Vietnam, with its center in Tagaytay, publishes almost daily reports on its activities on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ROC.Charity.Philippines/ Under quarantine, it’s difficult but very topical to assure the work of feeding programs for poor people in […]
There are many interesting people among us with a good set of useful knowledge. I’m sure that children would be interested in talking to them and learning something about the country where they have lived most of their lives (Vietnam); how to give first aid to themselves and each other; […]
On November, 12, in the midst of the strongest for 11 years rainfall, in the Christ the Saviour parish in Tagaytay the blessing of the chapel bell was performed. The bell had been brought earlier from Russia. The ceremony was held by the Secretary of the Philippino- Vietnamese diocese hieromonk […]
November 4 is the feast of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God. In Vietnam, Vung Tau is a patronal holiday. On the eve of the holiday, a all-night vigil was served, and a Liturgy in the morning. In the evening – the akathist to the most Holy Theotokos. […]
Today, the Iveron parish in Manila celebrated the Patronal feast, moved from October 26. The history of the Iveron icon of the Mother of God is connected with the history of iconoclasm, condemned by the 7th Ecumenical Council, whose memory is also celebrated today. With the Philippines now second in […]