Parish meeting

December 27, in the parish of Kazan icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau (Vietnam) a church meeting took place. The rector priest Evgeniy Tsukalo made a report on the life of the parish in 2023. Current issues and plans for the next year have been discussed then.

Priest of our diocese in Malaysia

On Sunday, December 24, at the Archangel Michael Parish in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, a guest was received – priest Yevgeny Tsukalo, a cleric of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese. During the Divine Liturgy, he concelebrated with the clergy of the temple, Abbot Pavel (Khokhlov) and priest Seraphim Choi.

” It is such a blessing that here, far from the Motherland, you can visit our Orthodox churches and parishes, pray together, take communion and feel oneself in communion with the whole Church! Thank God for loving us!” Father Yevgeny shared after the service.

Liturgy in Ha Noi

On December 17, the 28th Sunday after Pentecost, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in Hanoi. On this day, a parish in honor of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg was visited by the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), who also celebrated the Liturgy.
Now it’s really winter in Hanoi, it was +11°C in the morning, but people were warming up with prayer. After the service, the parishioners organized a meal.

In preparation for Christmas

In preparation for the Nativity of Christ, the Department of Charity and Social Service of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese held a charity event for senior citizens at the Parish of Christ the Savior. Christmas gifts were presented to the pensioners of Tagaytay, and Priest David Grubbs and the staff of the department told about the Orthodox view of the Christmas holiday, which in the Catholic Philippines wrongfully overshadows the main Christian holiday – the Resurrection of the Lord.

Church choir in Na Trang

Priest Eugene Tsukalo, dean of the Vietnamese Deanery of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese: The choir is one of the main participants in the divine service, the singers have a responsibility: that everyone in the temple should pray from their prayer singing. I never cease to be surprised at the help from God when people appear in the temple with the words: “Father, I am a professional musician, can I help you sing at the service? I am ready and have a great desire!” That’s how, after 3 years, we have our own choir! And I want to thank everyone who is involved in this, but may the Lord reward them for their efforts! In Nha Trang, there is now an opportunity not only to pray, but also to hear beautiful singing! And we will definitely grow up!

Liturgy in Davao

Divine Liturgy on the 26th Sunday after Pentecost, forefeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Parish of St Matrona of Moscow, Davao.