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Pilipinas ng aking puso

Simbahang Ortodokso Ng Silangan

Living places of Saint John Maximovitch (+1966)

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ST JOHN MAXIMOVITCH OF SAN FRANCISCO

LIVING PLACES OF SAINT JOHN MAXIMOVITCH

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ST JOHN MAXIMOVITCH IN FRANCE

Reminiscences of his Spiritual Daughter

by Zinaida V. Julem

The period of Blessed John’s life in France has so far been rather obscure, and not much information about it has been available. A devoted spiritual daughter of his, the author of these memoirs, Zinaida V. Julem, fills in this gap, giving us a view from the “inside” and disclosing the mystical world of perhaps the holiest man of the 20th-century. Surely a prophet of such calibre could not get by without evoking envy and hatred, just as did the prophets of old. But to conceal this righteous man from the view of the thirsting new generation would be a sin, because the glory of God, revealed in the lives of the righteous, serves to enkindle that divine fire which Christ our Lord wishes to have burning upon this earth. (St. Luke 12:49).

In anticipation of the forthcoming 20th anniversary of Blessed John’s repose, which will occur on June 19/July 2, 1986, we here present a spiritual portrait of this wonderworker who once walked among us. This account comes from a simple loving heart, guarded by the Patristic awareness of sobriety. Realizing that Blessed John was touched by Divinity and was in contact with the mind of his Creator, the author was able to peer into the mystery of his sanctity. Although her observations only give us glimpses, they offer clear testimony to the close presence of the other world for which the Holy Orthodox Church prepares its children, and to the ability of God’s saints to penetrate that realm even while on earth. That mystery, that revelation beyond our glimpses, remains hidden in God. It is opened to those who, like Blessed John, ascend on the wings of divine love for God and their neighbor. And those of us who watch from below are given renewed hope and the inspiration to increase our upward striving.

Abbot Herman of Platina

ST JOHN MAXIMOVITCH IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

REMINISCENCES OF NUN EUPHEMIA, AS TOLD TO THE NUNS OF HOLY CROSS SKETE

from THE ORTHODOX WORD, No. 189, pp. 176-181

THE ORPHANAGE

There were always wars in China. The Chinese had large families with many children, and there was very little to eat. To save on food, they would get rid of newborns, placing them out on the street to freeze to death. Vladika John would pick them up and bring them to the orphanage. On these outings, the deacon of the cathedral would follow him in order to help and protect him. Once Vladika said to this deacon about a child, “Pick him up.” The deacon objected, “But he’s Chinese.” “But he is made in the image of God,” said Vladika. 

Thus the orphanage grew. Vladika John asked my mother Lydia to Continue reading “Living places of Saint John Maximovitch (+1966)”

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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PHILIPPINES OF MY HEART

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April 24, 2015:

Mass Orthodox Baptism in Purok Tagumpay,

Poblacion Alabel, Sarangani Province,

Philippines

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Former “Philippine Independent Catholic Church”

members baptized Orthodox Christians

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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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Cebuano Prayer Book ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Filipino

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ORTHODOX HEART

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Cebuano Prayer Book

Morning Prayers

Evening Prayers

Mealtime Prayers

Preparation Prayers Before Communion

Thanksgiving Prayers After Communion

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PHILIPPINE MISSION

Philippine Mission: Help us develop an Orthodox prayer book in Tagalog (Filipino)

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PHILIPPINES OF MY HEART

ORTHODOX HEART SITES

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Help us develop an Orthodox prayer book in Tagalog

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PHILIPPINE MISSION

In 2014, through the gracious help of the Mission Society of St Serapion Kolozhersky, the Orthodox prayer book was printed in the Cebuano language of the southern Philippines. Now an increasing number of Orthodox Filipinos are finding this resource to be of great value in their morning and evening prayers, preparation for Communion, and daily life together. Glory to God!

However in parts of Mindanao, as well as in the northern island of Luzon and in the capital region, many Orthodox Filipinos speak Tagalog, also known as Filipino, one of the national languages of the Philippines. The languages are related, but not mutually understandable.  We are now seeing growth in Tagalog-speaking Orthodox mission communities, so we want to provide the same resources in their language.

So, with fear and trembling, we are beginning the process of translating the Orthodox prayer book into Tagalog. Some find it helpful to refer to the Cebuano version to see how the thoughts have been transferred into a more familiar order, so we are working in three columns: English, Cebuano, and Tagalog. You can follow the progress of the project or contribute to it, at this Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/TagalogOrthodoxPrayerbook. Pages will also be linked here on the Web, for those who do not use Facebook.

If you are a native speaker of the Tagalog language, and you would like to be involved, it’s easy! Just open one of these files, choose any prayer and put it into Tagalog, and send your work to silouan@gmail.com or facebook.com/silouanthompson. As the text grows, it will be reviewed and edited by clergy, and then the Orthodox faithful will start putting it into action.

Whether you can contribute or not, please pray for this project. It’s an exciting opportunity to help the Church grow in the Philippines!

Right-click (Mac: ctrl+click) on the links below and choose “Save” to download to your computer:

Morning Prayers 2017-03-08 DOC

Evening Prayers 2017-03-08 DOC


Coming soon:

  • Mealtime Prayers
  • Preparation Prayers Before Communion
  • Thanksgiving Prayers After Communion

Complete:

  • Typika
  • Orthodox Prayer Book
  • The Orthodox service of Matrimony
  • The Orthodox service of Baptism
  • And more. See: Tagalog Services and Texts

My new site: Philippines of my heart

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Vidéo: Baptêmes Orthodoxes en Philippines ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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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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September 26, 2015:

Mass Baptism in Kiamba, Philippines –

187 former “Philippine Independent Catholic Church”

members baptized Orthodox Christians

Source:

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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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