Patronal feast in Kinabalan

October 19 is the day of Apostle Thomas. The liturgy at the parish in honor of St. Thomas the Apostle in Kinabalan was celebrated by: Priest Joachim Gonzalez, Priest Roman Bunuel and Priest Alexy Bergado. At the end of the festive service, the clergy and parishioners marched in a procession around the church.

Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos

Patronal feast is today at the parish in honor of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Orthodox community prayed at the Liturgy and partook of the Holy Mysteries of Christ. The liturgy is celebrated here about once a month, so the service itself is a great holiday for the community. At the end, an agape meal was arranged where everyone could chat with Father Eugene and share the latest news.

Feast of St John

October 12 – the finding of the relics of St. John of Shanghai. The parish in honor of St. John in the village of Santa Maria on the island of Mindanao celebrated the memory of its heavenly patron at the Divine Liturgy. The service was performed by priests Joachim Gonzales and John Mahinay.

New students to Russia

New students from the Philippines arrived in Russia and started studying at Ugra State University.
Alexander and Mark were trained at the missionary center of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao and were sent to Russia for further study of the Russian language and admission to the theological seminary.