Baptism of the Lord

On January 19, on the feast of the Holy Theophany (Baptism of the Lord), according to the tradition of the Iveron parish of the Mother of God in Manila, the rite of the Great Consecration of waters was performed on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. On this day, three new parishioners were baptized in the sea. Many years to Vladimir, Anna, baby Mark and all Orthodox Christians!🙏

St Seraphim’s day

The patronal feast at the mission in honor of the St. Seraphim of Sarov in Lawigue, Tayabas (Manila Deanery) on January 15. At the end of the liturgy, Bibles and humanitarian aid were distributed to parishioners in need, and the sacrament of Baptism was performed over handmaid of God Irina.

Youth camp

In December 2023, with the blessing of Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi, in Kinabalan, Mindanao, the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese organized an Orthodox youth camp. The program of events included lectures on faith, as well as sports competitions and talent presentations. During the week, the participants expanded their knowledge of the Church, strengthened their ties and camaraderie. On Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the youth participated in divine services, during which they sang, read and helped the clergy. The camp ended with a Divine Liturgy led by the Secretary of the diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), who was co-served by Priest Joachim Gonzalez and Deacon Juventinus Bulaqueña. We express our heartfelt gratitude to those who supported the event, especially the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kinabalan, the LGU of Kinabalan and the staff of Salasang Elementary School, which served as the site of the camp.