On February 14, 2023, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi visited the parish in honor of St. Isidore of Rostov in Alabel, Sarangani province. Vladyka was accompanied by: Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), Secretary of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Abbot Anthony (Kirpichev), Dean of the Surgut deanery of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Archpriest Anthony Isakov, Dean of the Nizhnevartovsk deanery of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Archpriest Sergiy Shevchenko, Priest Oleg Gordeev, Chairman of the Department for Church-Society Relations and the media Priest Anthony Dolgushin, Hierodeacon Nikodim (Pirkhovsky), president of the Literary Fund “The Way of Life” Dmitry Mizgulin. The administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese performed a prayer service at the parish and gave the archpastoral blessing to the parishioners. In his speech to the audience, Vladyka noted: “Dear Father rector, dear fathers, brothers and sisters! I am very glad to visit your church. I remember 3 years ago we also prayed here together. The time of the pandemic interrupted our prayer communication, so 3 years later we met with you here again and offered a prayer to the Lord, and to the heavenly patron of this temple. I hope that God’s mercy and help will accompany us to meet more often and glorify our Heavenly Creator. I would like to congratulate Father Alexiy on taking the priesthood, and I would like to congratulate all of you on the spiritual acquisition of your clergyman in this church, who will constantly serve Divine services. Of course, he still has to go through training, a special practice, learn how to properly perform these services and then independently begin his ministry here. Now everyone needs to pray diligently that the Lord will bless and arrange everything, so that the temple will be reconstructed, and the community will become stronger and multiply. The most important thing is that we are following the right, saving path for our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Catholic Orthodox Church has always remained it from its establishment by our Lord to this day. I am very glad that today the true faith is being established on the Philippine land, and in your village. The Lord wants to save everyone and points out his saving, right path that leads us to the Kingdom of Heaven. And we only need to succeed in this, to work hard for our salvation, because the Kingdom of Heaven is taken by labor and effort, by prayer. Help us, Lord, to succeed in this! I thank you once again for the common prayers and rejoice with you in our meeting!”
Priest Eugene Tsukalo, dean of the Vietnamese Deanery of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese: The choir is one of the main participants in the divine service, the singers have a responsibility: that everyone in the temple should pray from their prayer singing. I never cease to be surprised at the help from […]
Divine Liturgy on the 26th Sunday after Pentecost, forefeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Parish of St Matrona of Moscow, Davao.
A student of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy from the Philippines took part in the regional stage of the International Christmas Readings. On November 23, 2023, a conference was held in the framework of the regional stage of the XXXII International Christmas Readings on Rizhsky Avenue in St. Petersburg. The […]
On November 26 the baptism of three people – Anna, Natalia and Catherine – took place at the parish of St. John of Shanghai in Santa Maria. This is the first baptism that Priest John Mahinay performed after his ordination, under the guidance of the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese […]
On November 22, on the feast of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Quick to Hear”, on the island of Panglao, the consecration of the foundation stone at the construction site of the temple in honor of the icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear” took place. […]
November 21 is the Feast of Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven. This is the Patronal feast at the parish of Archangel Michael in Mahongkog, Cotabato. Divine Liturgy was headed by the Secretary of the Philippino-Vietnamese diocese Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), who was co-served by priests Moses Cahilig, […]
November 17 at the parish of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao, the baptism of handmaid of God Christina took place. The sacrament was performed by the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev). Many years and God’s help!
November 12, village Lawigue (Tayabas). The Divine Liturgy was conducted by Priest Augustine Ponferrada. At the end of the service, treats from the most beloved Filipino fast food chain “Jolly Bee” were distributed to children from poor families.
The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, November 12. Today, the Divine Liturgy in the house church of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God in Manila, the rector of the parish was co-served by Priest Stanislav Rasputin. Father Stanislav is a well-known missionary who served in the missions of the […]
22nd Sunday after Pentecost. Archimandrite Philemon Castro, the rector of the parish in honour of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Siniloan, is the eldest of the clergy of the Philippines – Vietnamese diocese.