Special prayers in Mindanao

A period of special prayer singing has ended in Mindanao.

According to the Filipino Catholic tradition, special masses are held on 9 evenings before December 25 (Christmas according to the new calendar). Pious Catholics at this time try to visit temples daily for special prayer. According to our calendar, on these days we commemorate two great saints and wonderworkers: Nicholas of Myra and Spyridon of Trimythous. Therefore, in the spirit of the total pre-holiday atmosphere, the Orthodox Filipinos also decided to specially celebrate these days: prayer services with akathists to these two saints were performed daily in all our churches in Mindanao.