Day of Slavic Culture

The favorite holiday of Vietnamese youth studying Russian language is the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture on May 24. Russian language is taught in 25 educational institutions in Vietnam: special schools for talented children, universities, academies… Every year the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo holds Olympiads in the Russian language. The winners receive the right to continue their education at Russian universities free of charge. The award ceremony took place on May 20 at an evening dedicated to the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture at the Russian House in Hanoi. The event was attended by the Rector of the parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in Hanoi, Hegumen Micah (Selyakov).

Victory Day in the Philippines

The events dedicated to the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War, organized by the Russian Embassy in the Philippines, were held at the Consulate of the Russian Federation in Manila and at the construction site of the temple in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear” on Panglao Island. As 79 years ago, these days coincided with the Bright Week, when Heaven and earth celebrate the Great Victory over death, which took place two thousand years ago. The Easter prayers were attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation M. I. Pavlov, representatives of the diplomatic corps and compatriots living in the Philippines.

Service in Arakan

On Thursday of Bright Week, the Secretary of the diocese, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Arakan. All the priests of the North Cotabato deanery served with him: Priest Moses Cahilig, Priest Nikolai Salgado, Priest Ambrose Sumagaysay, Priest Anthony Aranko and Priest Raphael Frajillo. After the Liturgy, a meeting of the priests of the North Cotabato deanery was held.