Baptism in Antiochian parish

On September 12, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin), Dean of the Manila Deanery, at the invitation of the cleric of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, Priest Methodius Rafanan, visited the parish of the Antiochian Patriarchate in Caloocan where six people were baptized. Among those baptized are former clerics of non-canonical Orthodox denominations who wished to unite with the Orthodox Church and be baptized according to its rite.

Patronal Feast in Makalangot

August 1 is the day of St. Seraphim of Sarov. A lot of parishioners gathered at the parish in Makalangot village for the patronal feast. The All-night vigil, Divine Liturgy and procession were led by the clergy of the diocese in Mindanao: the secretary of the diocese, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), priests Joachim Gonzalez, Moses Kahilig, Nicholas Salgado and Ambrose Sumagaysay. In his sermon, Fr. Cornelius recalled the feats of the saint and urged the faithful to imitate him in piety. Reverend Father Seraphim, pray to God for us!

Baptism in Davao

The baptism of the handmaid of God Mary took place in Davao at the parish of St Matrona of Moscow today. Congratulations to the born from water and Spirit for the new life!