The baptism of the handmaid of God Mary took place in Davao at the parish of St Matrona of Moscow today. Congratulations to the born from water and Spirit for the new life!
One of the main Philippine internet resources published an article about the first Filipino priest-monk ordained in the Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Pavlov met with the Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, cleric of the Church of the Blessed Matrona of Moscow in Davao, Father Cornelius. Issues of the presence of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Philippines were discussed.
The Secretary of the Diocese Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev) and Priest Moses Kahilig performed a memorial service at the cemetery of Guiuan, where Russian refugees who fled from China in 1949 from the persecution of Communists are buried. A prayer service was held with the akathist to St John of Shanghai at the place where the refugees were staying on the island of Tubabao. John of Shanghai was the spiritual mentor of the Russian community.