We worship Thy Cross

The Exaltation of the Precious Cross of the Lord is the patronal feast of the oldest Orthodox church in the Philippines in Siniloan (Laguna). It is already celebrated here for the 26th time by the Orthodox community headed by Archimandrite Philemon (Castro), accepted into the Russian Orthodox Church last year from the Patriarchate of Constantinople. This time, Fr. Filimon was co-served by the dean of the Manila Deanery, Hieromonk Alexey (Lapshin).