During much of December, Fr Silouan traveled to all the parishes and communities of the mission in Mindanao, often serving the Divine Liturgy in the morning and then bringing Communion to a second chapel in the afternoon. Here is a look at some of the churches in Mindanao.
Church of Santa Elena, Little Baguio, Arakan
Divine Liturgy at Santa Elena, Little Baguio, Arakan
Divine Liturgy at Nativity of the Theotokos, Poblacion, Arakan
Divine Liturgy at the Chapel of St Nicholas, Salasang, Arakan
Typika and Communion at St Panteleimon, Makalangot
Mission chapel at Malibatuan
Divine Liturgy at the Church of Archangel Michael, Mahongkog
There is no concrete floor at Mahongkog. But ingenuity has provided a way to raise the altar and solea, even on a mud floor!
My first visit to the chapel at Meocan. The roof and supports are sound but the walls are rotten. Next year (2018) we will begin a project to replace the walls, put up icons, and make this a beautiful place for the worship of the Holy Trinity.
Ready to begin the Typika and serve Communion
Meocan community at prayer
The new church of St Nicholas at Kayupo now has a roof and dome! God willing, next year before Lent this church will be complete; then we will consecrate it and serve the Divine Liturgy here for the first time.
Preparing to serve Communion.