The Holy Protection Parish returns to the One True Church.

By the blessing of His Eminence Pavel, Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi the Parish in Honor of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Polomolok, South Cotabato was accepted back to the flock of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The said parish was once a part of the “Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles”. The parishioners, upon realizing that they belong in schism, wrote a request to His Eminence Pavel to accept them in his Philippine flock.

On July 15, 2023 the service of accepting the Holy Protection Parish was led by hieromonk Korniliy – the Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, together with priest Roman Buniel – Dean of the General Santos Deanery. After the service of acceptance the faithful prayed together in the service of All-Night Vigil. The next day – July 16,2023 hieromonk Korniliy together with priest Roman Buniel led the service of Divine Liturgy in which the faithful recieved the True Body and Blood of Christ.

May the Lord grant many years to our brothers and sisters in the Holy Protection Parish!

Feast of the Holy Apostles

July 12, 2023, feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. It is a Patronal feast at the Parish of Apostles Peter and Paul in Salasang, Cotabato. Divine Liturgy was headed by Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), with priests Moses Cahilig, Nicholas Salgado and Ambrose Sumagaysay, deacons Anthony Aranco, and Raphael Frajillo.

Cross is installed

The cross on the dome on the church of St. Seraphim in Makalangot is installed. Maybe you remember how hard it was to lift the dome. We had planned to make the cross from the same material (titanium nitride), but it ended and we made a temporary painted one. While waiting for the transfer from Russia, they made a ball under the cross which turned out to be a difficult task… And now the Cross is in its place and everything is in the same style.

Литургия в Ханое

1 июля Божественная литургия была проведена на приходе Филиппинско-Вьетнамской епархии в столице Вьетнама г. Ханой. Всего во Вьетнаме сейчас действуют три прихода: в Вунгтау (основной, службы проходят на регулярной основе), а также в Ханое и в Хошимине, на которых литургии служатся периодически. Окормляет эти приходы один священник – о. Евгений Цукало.

Литургия в Лавиге

1 июля в с. Лавиге (Тайабас, провинция Кесон) в общине в честь прп. Серафима Саровского была отслужена Божественная литургия. После богослужения епархиальный отдел по благотворительности и социальному служению провёл благотворительный обед для бедных семей и раздал продуктовые наборы нуждающимся.