Easter Bright Week is a special time of the year. The whole week passes as one day – the Easter service is repeated daily with processions, fasts are cancelled, all prayers are replaced with Easter hymns, and believers try to take Communion daily (where there is such an opportunity). According to Orthodox tradition, clergy and believers visit neighboring parishes this week to prayerfully share Easter joy with spiritual brothers and sisters. This tradition has already been instilled in the Philippines. On Mindanao island, Easter services were performed continuously during the Bright Week in different parishes by the clergy of the diocese, headed by the Secretary of the diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev): on Monday – in the church of St. Thomas in the village of Kinabalan; on Tuesday – in the church of the Resurrection of Christ in General Santos with priests Roman Buniel and Matthew Sale; on Wednesday – in the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Lake Cebu with the same clerics. On Bright Thursday, the Easter service was held in the church of St. Ignatius in the village of Lambayong in the concelebration of Priest Roman Buniel. On Friday, the service was held in the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Arakan in the concelebration of Priest Moses Kahilig and deacons Raphael Frajillo and Anthony Aranco, and on Saturday – in the church of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Makalangot with Priest Nikolai Salgado. Deacon Juventinus Bulaqueña accompanied the Secretary of the diocese during the whole tour.
Liturgy in Vung Tau
On January 19, on the feast of the Holy Theophany (Baptism of the Lord), according to the tradition of the Iveron parish of the Mother of God in Manila, the rite of the Great Consecration of waters was performed on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. On this day, three […]
The patronal feast at the mission in honor of the St. Seraphim of Sarov in Lawigue, Tayabas (Manila Deanery) on January 15. At the end of the liturgy, Bibles and humanitarian aid were distributed to parishioners in need, and the sacrament of Baptism was performed over handmaid of God Irina.
Festal worship in the parish of St Matrona of Moscow
In December 2023, with the blessing of Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi, in Kinabalan, Mindanao, the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese organized an Orthodox youth camp. The program of events included lectures on faith, as well as sports competitions and talent presentations. During the week, the participants expanded their knowledge of the […]
Christmas in Vung Tau, Vietnam
On January 4, a creative evening was held at the parish in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau: everyone worked on it! First, the parents brought fruits and sweets, made blanks for crafts, dough for gingerbread! And then the children were already creating […]
December 27, in the parish of Kazan icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau (Vietnam) a church meeting took place. The rector priest Evgeniy Tsukalo made a report on the life of the parish in 2023. Current issues and plans for the next year have been discussed then.
On Sunday, December 24, at the Archangel Michael Parish in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, a guest was received – priest Yevgeny Tsukalo, a cleric of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese. During the Divine Liturgy, he concelebrated with the clergy of the temple, Abbot Pavel (Khokhlov) and priest Seraphim Choi. ” It is […]
On December 17, the 28th Sunday after Pentecost, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in Hanoi. On this day, a parish in honor of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg was visited by the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), who also celebrated the Liturgy. Now it’s really winter in […]