Palm Sunday in Davao

Parishioners of the church in honor of St.. Matrona of Moscow on the island of Mindanao on the feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem prayed at the Divine Liturgy. The parish has a Training and educational center for clergy of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese and laypeople. The center is headed by the secretary of the diocese and the rector of the parish, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev). Newly ordained clergy undergo liturgical practice here, and translation activities are conducted. Father Korniliy, among other things, has his Telegram channel “Diary of a Filipino priest”, where he talks about the folk traditions and culture of local residents, and also keeps notes about the everyday life of an Orthodox priest in the distant Philippine archipelago –

More Orthodox in Manila

“Mary took about a pint of pure nard myrrh, and she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her hair” (Gospel on Palm Sunday).
Today the parish of the Iveron icon of the Mother of God in Manila has significantly grown up as 17 new members were converted into Orthodoxy through Chrismation (anointing with the Holy Myrrh) from Roman Catholic faith.

Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday

Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday was celebrated at the parish of St. Isidore of Rostov in Alabel, Sarangani. The service was performed by priests Alexiy Bergado, Roman Buniel and Matthew Sale.