Крещение в Генерал Сантос

Крещение младенца Анастасии на приходе в честь Воскресения Христова в городе Генерал-Сантос на Филиппинах. Из множества имен святых, Анастасия, пожалуй, самая любимая у православных христиан в Юго-Восточной Азии😌

First Liturgy

The first Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the 6th Sunday of Easter at the parish of St Seraphim of Sarov in the village of Lawigue (Tayabas, Quezon province) where more than 30 people were baptized 2 weeks ago, and thus the total number of members almost reached fifty (most of them are children). This is the poorest community in Manila Deanery and we’ll need to raise funds for the proper place for Divine worship there.

Immortal Regiment

On May 12, an action “Immortal Regiment” was held on the islands of Panglao and Bohol, dedicated to the 78th anniversary of the Great Victory. It was attended by compatriots living on these islands and on the neighboring island of Cebu, representatives of the Russian Embassy in the Philippines and representatives of the Bohol Island administration. After the rally on the islands, on the central square of Tagbilaran city, the Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), and the dean of the Manila District, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin), celebrated a thanksgiving prayer service on Victory Day over Fascism, after which representatives of the Russian Embassy and the local administration made a speech. The participants honoured the memory of their ancestors, whose feat of self-sacrifice changed God’s wrath for mercy, and deserved the Victory granted on Easter.

Panikhida for soldiers

On May 8, on the eve of Victory Day, the staff of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Ho Chi Minh City honored the memory of Russian sailors who participated in the Russo–Japanese war of 1904-1905. Priest Yevgeny Tsukalo performed a memorial service for the deceased soldiers at the place of their burial.