In Mindanao, the leader of a mountain tribe brother John died of covid. He had brought many of his fellow tribesmen to Orthodoxy with him. Memory eternal!
In some unknown way, John became very fond of Orthodoxy and patiently waited for the missionaries for more than two years. After his baptism, he decided to donate the land on which his house stood for the construction of the temple and demolished his own house! A very zealous Christian. Remember him.
On August 10, a service for the departed brother John was held in Davao by Hieromonk Cornelius together with priests Joachim, Moses and Roman.
Due to lack of vaccines, the vaccination rate is slow in the Philippines, that’s why facing the new strains of the coronavirus, the authorities impose new lockdowns in Manila some other territories.