The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem is the triumph of the Savior’s earthly life. They want to make him King, because He can Make Israel Great Again. So that they would not obey to the Romans but they would be paid tribute by the barbarians, as in the times a thousand years before. And that it would be good for everyone in Israel. But it is impossible to build happiness on neighbor’s grief, and instead of seizing power, Christ continues to teach: “Pay to Caesar that is Caesar’s and to God that is God’s”, and “Love your neighbor”. And we know that in a few days the Son of God will be betrayed, tortured, and crucified by His people. And no one will stand up for Him. Such is the gratitude of Israel for that the Lord healed his children of diseases. For freeing him from the bondage of Egypt and Babylon. He would have freed them from the Roman one as well, but He came to free us from the bondage of death.And in the coming days, called the Great Days, we will once again watch with awe the realization of the Divine plan for our salvation. Holy Week is the culmination of Christianity and human history. Yes, the creation of the world was also the greatest event and miracle, but this is hardly mentioned in the church calendar. Because it was easier for God to create the universe than to guide us to the right path, for which He had to taste death. The trillions of stars in the sky do not obscure His main creation for Him; the life of each of us matters to Him! As well as the prayer of each of us.
Orthodox believers in Vietnam celebrated the feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God In Nha Trang, one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated for the first time during the pandemic. Now it is possible to worship there once a month. And […]
On October 18, 2022, in the parish of St. Apostle Thomas in Kinabalan, 6 servants of God – Alpheus, Maria, Sarah, Julian, Theodora and Juliana – received the holy baptism. May Lord Jesus Christ grant them a prosperous and peaceful life, health and preserve them for many years.
Today the Orthodox believers of Kinabalan prayerfully celebrated the memorial day of St. Thomas the Apostle during the divine service. The clergy of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese came to celebrate the Liturgy with the procession: Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), Priest Roman Buniel and Priest Joachim Gonzalez, who spiritually nourishes the parish of […]
After long time we finally arrived at our beloved Saint Seraphim FMI Quezon Province Tayabas Outreach….. From the pictures you can see the excitement we were greeted with…. it seemed the whole village came out to join the service we had, the prayers, scripture readings, music and singing, nutritious food […]
October 12 is the day of the uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai. This is the patronal feast of the parish in the village of Santa Maria (Mindanao). In honor of the holiday, a Divine Liturgy and a moleben with a procession were served at the parish. […]
O Lord, save Your people, and bless Your inheritance. Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries. And by virtue of Your Cross, preserve Your habitation 🙏 On September 27, a festive divine service was held in Siniloan at the parish in honor of the Exaltation of the Cross […]
September 21 is a patronal Feast of the parish of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Arakan. The Divine Liturgy was headed by priests Moses Cahilig, Nicolas Salgado and Ambrose Sumagaysay
On September 12, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin), Dean of the Manila Deanery, at the invitation of the cleric of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, Priest Methodius Rafanan, visited the parish of the Antiochian Patriarchate in Caloocan where six people were baptized. Among those baptized are former clerics of non-canonical Orthodox denominations who […]
Liturgy in Vung Tau on the Feast of Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos
Today we welcome to the Church the newly illumined servants of God — Daniel, Maria, and Juana. Please remember them in your prayers!