Feast of St John

October 12 – the finding of the relics of St. John of Shanghai. The parish in honor of St. John in the village of Santa Maria on the island of Mindanao celebrated the memory of its heavenly patron at the Divine Liturgy. The service was performed by priests Joachim Gonzales and John Mahinay.

New students to Russia

New students from the Philippines arrived in Russia and started studying at Ugra State University.
Alexander and Mark were trained at the missionary center of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao and were sent to Russia for further study of the Russian language and admission to the theological seminary.

Feast in Siniloan

September 27 – The Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord is a patronal feast at the parish in Siniloan (Laguna). The festive service was conducted by the rector of the parish, Archimandrite Philemon (Castro) and the dean of the Manila district, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin). At the end of the Divine Liturgy, the consecration of the Cross on the dome of the Holy Cross Church took place.