At the training center of St Matrona of Moscow in Davao, the translation and editing of the service book in the Cebuano language is fulfilled with the help of Filipino seminarians from SPBDA. Now local clerics can use their native language more fully at services. Cebuano is the second most widely used language in the Philippines, spoken by almost 30 million people or 30% of the population living on the southern islands of the archipelago, including Mindanao, Bohol and Cebu. In total, there are about a hundred languages in the Philippines (respectively, the same number of tribes-peoples – as in Russia), mainly of the Austronesian group. The official language – Tagalog – is native to more than 40 million people, it is widespread in the northern part of the country, on the island of Luzon, where the capital of the republic is located.
On May 24, after a joint prayer service at the Iveron Parish in Manila with the rector of the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Melbourne, Archpriest Mikhail Protopopov (ROCOR), who delivered to the Philippines a “Round-the-World” icon of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos, […]
On May 23, the baptism of six people took place in the westernmost province of Mindanao – Zamboanga del Sur, in Lipras San Antonio, on the ocean shore. After the catechism, Priest Moses Kahilig performed the Sacrament of entering the Church, and then the Divine Liturgy. After the service, the […]
On the feast of St. Nicholas on May 22, parishioners and guests of the Iveron parish in Manila were able to touch the grace from the particles of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord, of the Veil of the Most Holy Theotokos and of the relics of 21 saints. This […]
The Pan-Philippian tour of the greatest shrines of Christianity began with the oldest Orthodox church in the Philippines in honor of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross May 20, on the feast of the appearance of the Holy and Life-giving Cross of the Lord in Jerusalem (351AD). The rector of […]
On May 19, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), Priest Joachim Gonzalez and Deacon John Mahinay held another lecture on Orthodoxy for residents of the Bucana barangay, Davao City. People were genuinely interested, asked a lot of questions about the spiritual life of the priests and invited them to come more often.
20 greatest Christian shrines will arrive to the Philippines with the icon “Protection of the Mother of God”: The part of the Holy and Lifegiving Cross of our Lord The part of belt of the Most Holy Theotokos Particles of the following saints: St. Apostles: Peter, Paul and Andrew St. […]
On May 9, at the Laitieu Cemetery (Binziong Province, 30 km north of Ho Chi Minh City), together with the Consul of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Ho Chi Minh City, V. Marikhin, flowers were laid and a funeral litany for the deceased soldiers was held. This […]
The Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev) and Priest Joachim Gonzalez visited the construction site of the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Kinabalan. Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic and the political situation, construction continues. Piles for the foundation have already been filled in, the […]
In 1945, Easter fell on the feast of St. George the Victorious (Trophybearer) – the patron saint of Russia, Moscow and Marshal Zhukov, and this showed great symbolism, since it was on this day that the German command issued an order to cease fire on all fronts: the actual end […]
A solemn event in honor of the upcoming Victory Day was held at the Russian Embassy in the Philippines on Radonitsa. This year, on May 9, elections of the President and other authorities will be held in the Philippines, so it was decided to celebrate the main state holiday of […]