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.
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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.
The 26th of October After the Divine Liturgy, Father Evgeniy Chebykin held a lesson with the Philippine clergy about the sacrament of marriage.
The 23rd of October The liturgy practice of new priests of Mindanao island, Priest Moses Kakhilig and Priest Roman Buniel, was started in the Matrona of Moscow study center in Davao city. To help organize daily services and classes a clergyman of the Khanty-Mansiysk diocese, Priest Evgeny Chebykin, arrived in Davao. Fathers Moses and Roman at the end of September were ordained in Russia as priesthood by Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel. After a short practice in Khanty-Mansiysk, they returned to the Philippines and now they will continue their study here.