The gates of repentance do Thou open for me, O Giver of life!

The spring of soul has come to us! This year it is very opportune in the face of world disasters. Let us treat the coming Lent most seriously before the wrath of God punish our nations!

Those who forgive will be forgiven! On the eve of Lent the Forgiveness ceremonies took place in our parishes in Paranaque and Tagaytay.

Cheesefare week in Vung Tau

On February 27, in the parish of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau, priest Eugeny Tsukalo met with children living in the Russian subdivision.
Fr. Eugeny told the children about the national holiday “Maslenitsa”, the Lent and its significance for every Christian, large and small. He gave the children recommendations for how to carry out a small feat with children’s strength.
Then the pupils were shown a short cartoon based on the story of V. Nikiforov-Volgin “Lent”.   Then the children guessed riddles and drew.
After all, the children ate pancakes, fruit and sweets cooked by their parents.

Bishop of a non-canonical Christian community in Bacoor is converting to the Russian Orthodox Church

On February 26, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), Priest Siluan Thompson and Deacon Ambrose Sumagaysay visited the community of the non-canonical Christian Eastern Catholic Church in Bacoor.  Bishop Christopher Medina Canopen, who is taking care about this community, while studying the history of the Church, and realized that he was in a schism, and after that he wanted to be baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church.  Since being a layman in the true Church is higher than being a bishop in a noncanonical one.

Presentation of the Lord in Kinabalan

On the Feast of Presentation of the Lord, priest Joachim Gonzales celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Kinabalan. In this town, His Eminence Metropolitan Paul served the Liturgy on his last visit. Seeing the deplorable state of the temple, Vladyka blessed to prepare a land for the construction of a new one. Anticipating the next archpastoral visit, parishioners, after the service, established a cross on the lot of the future church.
During his visit, the Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Paul is to perform the blessing of the foundation of the temple in Kinabalan at 15-30 on February 23, 2020.
We invite everyone!

Collection of donations to victims of Tulunan municipality

On November 2, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), together with members of the Orthodox Sisterhood of General Santos city, visited the areas most affected by the earthquake. With the support of Russian Orthodox Church in Singapore, the School of the Orthodox Missionary at the Synodal Missionary Department and Christ The Saviour Orthodox Community, clothing sets, tents, medicines and food were donated to the victims through donation center in Tulunan Municipality.

At the request of the municipality mayor, Hieromonk Korniliy prayed for an end to the disaster.

Since October 2019, Mindanao Island has been shaken by multiple earthquakes. The most powerful of them occurred on October 16, 29 and 31 with magnitudes of 6.3, 6.8 and 6.5 points. Many buildings collapsed in the epicenters of these earthquakes, there are dead people, hundreds of wounded, thousands of injured, deprived of shelter, water, food, clothes.