Feast of Church in Manila

Today is probably our main Feast of Church. The finding of the Iveron icon of the Mother of God on Mt Athos was on the Bright Tuesday, and in Russian Church we celebrate this icon also in October (bringing of its copy to Moscow) and now (bringing of another copy to Valday Iveron monastery). But only today this feast falls to a public holiday of the “Yellow revolution” in the Philippines, so our parishioners and guests can attend the service.
The Divine liturgy and moleben were led by thrice international clergy: Filipino, American and Russian priests and the flock from all Luzon gathered same as exactly one year ago when Metropolitan Pavel paid his visit to our parish.

Meeting in Tagaytay

Today, on the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, according to the remarkable Judaic tradition to consecrate the best to the Creator, a family of the previous bishop of a self-established congregation was consecrated to the Lord in His Church. Wish Nicolas, Ariadne, Christina, Jeremiah and Euphemia as well as little Joseph be enrolled in the book of life forever!
All clergy of Manila deanery met in Tagaytay to celebrate the Meeting of the Lord.

Mission in Bacoor

The Department of Charity and Social Ministry of the Philippines-Vietnamese diocese started its activity among the poorest families in the city of Bacoor near Manila. Also, the local volunteers are taught to organise the feeding of the children and the hygiene.

People in Bacoor already know about the Russian Orthodox Church and quite a few of them are interested to become its members, so in future a new community of ROC can be established there.

Construction in Kinabalan has begun

Last year, the Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel blessed the foundation stone of the new church of St Thomas in the village of Kinabalan. Due to the pandemic, the construction was postponed. Now we are happy to announce the beginning of the works. With the help of the parishioners, the lot of land has been levelled, and sand has been delivered to cover the place under the foundation.