October 12 is the day of the uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai. This is the patronal feast of the parish in the village of Santa Maria (Mindanao). In honor of the holiday, a Divine Liturgy and a moleben with a procession were served at the parish. The service was performed by Priest Joachim Gonzales and Deacon John Mahinay.
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Feast of the Holy Cross
O Lord, save Your people, and bless Your inheritance. Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries. And by virtue of Your Cross, preserve Your habitation 🙏
On September 27, a festive divine service was held in Siniloan at the parish in honor of the Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord with the ceremony of the exaltation of the Holy Cross and a procession. The Divine service was led by the rector of the parish, Archimandrite Philemon Castro and the dean of the Manila Deanery, Hieromonk Alexey Lapshin. On the occasion of the patronal feast, a particle of the Life-Giving Cross was delivered from Manila.
Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Arakan
September 21 is a patronal Feast of the parish of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Arakan. The Divine Liturgy was headed by priests Moses Cahilig, Nicolas Salgado and Ambrose Sumagaysay
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.
Dormition of the Mother of God
Liturgy in Vung Tau on the Feast of Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos