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.
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.
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!
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.
The Resurrection of Christ is the day of Victory over the most terrible enemies of humanity-death and the devil. The gates of paradise have opened for everyone, and to enter them, you only need to want to be always with Christ. And our joy is that we have such a […]
On April 15, the parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau hosted a meeting of the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Ho Chi Minh City Mr Sadykov with the rector of the parish priest Evgeniy Tsukalo. Timur Sirozhevich Sadykov just arrived at […]
Today, the Catholic Philippines celebrate Easter. But today, the Jews also celebrate their Easter (the exodus from the Egyptian captivity). The Orthodox Church does not celebrate Easter together with the Jews, since the Resurrection of Christ was after the Jewish Old Testament Passover. In our calendar, today is the middle […]
On March 29-31, at the education center of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city, one more seminar was conducted about Lenten services for the clergy. Now it was for the General Santos deanery. Priest Roman Buniel and deacons Matthew Sale and Alexiy Bergado, after the classes, together with Hieromonk […]
On March 23-24, at the education center of Blessed Matrona of Moscow, a seminar was conducted about Lenten services for the clergy of the Davao deanery. Priest Moses Cahilig and deacons Ambrose Sumagaysay and Nikolay Salgado, after the class, together with Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), completed a full daily circle of […]
During the Cheesefare Week, hieromonk Korniliy (Molev) visited two communities of the Independent Nestorian Church in the province of Northern Zamboanga, that wish to join Orthodoxy. Last year, the priest of these communities came to the Davao Mission Center to get acquainted with the history and teachings of the Orthodox […]
Open to me the doors of repentance, O Giver of Life! Tomorrow let us start a new life! Already the whole year is like the Lord is waiting for our repentance, pushing us to turn our minds towards Him. And now this season is starting: if not now then when […]
On March 11, a tea party with pancakes for children was held at the parish in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. Priest Eugene told the children about the upcoming Great Lent, gave several recommendations on how children, due to their age, could pass the field […]
On March 9-10, the Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev) at the invitation of the Russian compatriots, made a pastoral visit to Cagayan-de-Oro (northern Mindanao). The Russian Stretch Ceiling company operates in this city and its director Andrey Sayapin and his staff have been waiting for an Orthodox […]