Parish in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the village Banate celebrated the patronal feast. There is no permanent priest in the parish. Despite this, believers celebrate Typica every Sunday and pray in the temple. The festive divine services were performed by the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), in the concelebration of priests Joachim Gonzalez and John Mahinay.
It is already traditional, when Orthodox Vietnamese are present at the divine service, the Gospel, the Symbol of Faith and the Prayer “Our Father..” are also read in Vietnamese.
Sunday, August 27 is the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. The All-night Vigil at the parish of the Iveron icon of the Mother of God in Manila.
Семинаристы из Филиппин проводят каникулы в Югре.
The Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese has purchased sets with school supplies for children in the city of Tayabas. By the beginning of the new school year, employees of the Department of Charity and Social Service of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, together with volunteers of the FMI Family Foundation, purchased and distributed the sets to children in the city of Tayabas, Quezon Province.
The baptism of a mother with a child at the Intercession parish in the village of Polomolok, South Cotabato. The sacrament was performed by Priest Roman Buniel.
The Feast in Christ the Saviour parish, Tagaytay
St. Gregory Palamas writes that it were the apostles who were actually transformed – because the Lord always possesses uncreated light, and on Mount Tabor it became possible for the apostles to see it “as much as they could”. The spiritual way of doing things is often the exact opposite of the usual. One of the most striking examples is given by Christ Himself in the Gospel: “But Jesus, calling them, said: you know that the princes of the nations rule over them, and the nobles rule over them; but let it not be so among you: but whoever wants to be great among you, let him be your servant; and whoever wants to be first among you, let him be your servant…” (Matthew 20:25-27). Spiritual knowledge is also different from worldly knowledge. An experimenter in the natural sciences is constantly changing the world around him in order to learn about it. Previously, for example, they threw balls off towers to study gravity, now they collide protons to try to understand elementary particles. At the same time, as a result of the experiment, the source material is often destroyed. It is obvious that God cannot be known in this way. You can’t change Him, you can’t catch Him in a microscope or telescope. Yes, even a human cannot be known like that. You’re not going to experiment with friendship or love. So how can you know God? “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Mt. 5:8) That is, to see God, you don’t need to change the world around you, but yourself! We need to transform ourselves, purify ourselves from sin and unrighteousness. It is necessary to make yourself “as much as we can” to be worthy of God. And then you can not only see His light, but also say, like Peter, “it’s good for us to be here.”
On August 18, 2023, Patriarchal Exarch of Southeast Asia, Metropolitan Sergiy of Singapore and Southeast Asia, and Metropolitan Pavel of Khanty-Mansi and Surgut, administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, held an all-night vigil on the eve of the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ in the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Ostankino. The bishops were served by the clergy of the church of the Life-Giving Trinity.
On August 19, 2023, on the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
Upon arrival at the Cathedral, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church bowed to the venerable relics of St. Filaret, Metropolitan of Moscow.
During the Liturgy, His Holiness was co-served by: Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate; Metropolitan Pavel of Khanty-Mansi and Surgut; Archbishop Thomas of Odintsovo and Krasnogorsk, Head of the Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate; Bishop Konstantin of Zaraisk; Archpriest Mikhail Ryazantsev, key keeper of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior; Archimandrite Alexy (Turikov), personal secretary of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill; Priest Alexander Paramonov, cleric of the Sydney and Australian-New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad; clergy of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior; metropolitan clergy.
The church was attended by: Director General of PJSC Surgutneftegaz V.L. Bogdanov, First Deputy Director General of JSC “Russian Railways” V.V. Mikhailov, First Deputy Head of the Corporate Communications Department of JSC “Russian Railways” A.V. Gut, Head of the Secretariat of the World Russian People’s Cathedral S.Y. Rudov.
The liturgical hymns were performed by the Patriarchal Choir of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (regent — I.B. Tolkachev).
On the Soyuz, Spas TV channels, as well as on the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church Патриархия.ru a live broadcast of the Patriarchal Divine Service was carried out.
At a special litany, special petitions were made for Holy Russia.
The sermon before communion was delivered by Priest Maxim Romanov, a cleric of the Church of the Nativity of John the Baptist in Presnya, Moscow.
According to tradition, on the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill consecrated the fruits of the new harvest.
Then the Primate of the Russian Church addressed the faithful with the Primatial Word.
In consideration of the assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill awarded the Director General of PJSC Surgutneftegaz V.L. Bogdanov with the Order of St. Andrew the First Called of the first degree.
Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi was awarded the gold medal of the Russian Academy of Engineering. According to the minutes of the meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Engineering, it was decided to award the gold medal of the Russian Academy of Engineering to Metropolitan Pavel of Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut, the administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, for his great contribution to church-building in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra and for the development of church-building in the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese.
During the ministry of Metropolitan Pavel, 65 churches were built in the Khanty-Mansiysk diocese, 45 more churches and chapels are under construction. The award ceremony in Moscow, in the building of the Russian Engineering Academy, was attended by: Vice-President of the Russian Engineering Academy, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Honored Builder of the Russian Federation, Honored Engineer of Russia, Laureate of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Baksheev, Chief Scientific Secretary, Vice-President of the Russian Engineering Academy, laureate of the Government of the Russian Federation Leonid Ivanov, President of the International Academic Vegetation and Certification Committee, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Tatiana Sergeeva.