April 24, 2015: Mass Orthodox Baptism in Purok Tagumpay, Poblacion Alabel, Sarangani Province, Philippines – Former “Philippine Independent Catholic Church” members baptized Orthodox Christians

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April 24, 2015:

Mass Orthodox Baptism in Purok Tagumpay, Poblacion Alabel,

Sarangani Province, Philippines –

Former “Philippine Independent Catholic Church” members

baptized Orthodox Christians

Source:

http://journeytoorthodoxy.comHERE

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

Mass Baptism of the Catechumens of St. Isidore (of Rostov) the Wonderworker Orthodox Church: Photos taken during the Mass Baptism (April 24, 2015) of the catechumens of the newly accepted “St. Isidore the Wonderworker Orthodox Church” in Purok Tagumpay, Poblacion Alabel, Sarangani Province, Philippines. A former parish of the “Philippine Independent Catholic Church” (also known as Aglipayan Church) now embracing Orthodoxy. This is the third parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Philippines. Another dozens of Aglipayan parishes is set to be receive and baptize in the next few months. Many years to the newly baptized Filipino Orthodox Christians!

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September 26, 2015: Mass Baptism in Kiamba, Philippines – 187 former “Philippine Independent Catholic Church” members baptized Orthodox Christians

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HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY

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September 26, 2015:

Mass Baptism in Kiamba, Philippines –

187 former “Philippine Independent Catholic Church” members

baptized Orthodox Christians

Source:

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/82584.htm

ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, nearly two hundred formerly Catholic Filipinos were received into the Orthodox Church through the sacrament of holy baptism, as reported on the Philippine Orthodox Church—Moscow Patriarchate Facebook page and the Philippine Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR) page.

Despite massive waves that repeatedly knocked them over, Frs. Silouan Thompson and Stanislav Rasputin celebrated the baptism of 187 new Orthodox Christians, lasting six hours.

The newly-baptized are parishioners of four former Philippine Independent Catholic Church parishes in the Sarangani province: St. Joseph the Worker Parish (now St. Joseph the Betrothed Orthodox Church) in Poblacion Kiamba; San Isidro Labrador parish (now St. Isidore of Chios Orthodox Church) in Salakit; Nuestra Sra. Sela Paz parish (now Holy Theophany Orthodox Church) in Kayupo; and the Mission of the Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring in the town of Maitum, Sarangani Province.
There are now nine parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Philippines in addition to another twenty still undergoing catechism. There remain around two hundred faithful to be baptized from these four parishes who were prevented from attending due to distance and bad weather, among other reasons. Their reception is yet to be scheduled.

Saturday’s mass baptism took place after almost two years of catechism and was followed by the Divine Liturgy in which the newly-baptized received Holy Communion for the first time.

Fr. Silouan writes: “Kiamba is in an area where the Moro Nationalist Liberation Front (Islamic secessionist group) is quite active, and a number of foreigners have been abducted this week by various groups of evildoers, so we were grateful for the escort the Philippine National Police provided for our sacrament and our procession from the church to the beach and back (even if their machine guns were a little strange to American eyes).”

Fr. Silouan is presently the only resident priest of the Russian Orthodox Church in Mindanao, often traveling to preach and serve the Liturgy in the various missions in addition to his own of St. John Maximovitch in Santa Maria, although there are plans to assign a second permanent priest by the end of the year.

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