Today we welcomed the Priest Stanislav Rasputin, his Matushka Anastasia, and young Maxim to Davao City. Fr. Stanislav has been assigned to Davao, where a mission center is to be established for administration and teaching. For the past few weeks we have been looking for a location where a church can be established, together with a training center for lay missionaries and for those preparing for seminary.
Fr. Stanislav is no stranger to Mindanao; he has visited and served here many times. Mat. Anastasia is also a skilled educator who has taught seminars here for the Philippine mission.
We are grateful for the assignment of a second priest for the pastoral and administrative challenges here in Mindanao, as well as the establishment of a training center for lay missionaries and future seminarians. Glory to God!
Three years ago, Fr Stanislav and I baptized 187 people from five communities in stormy seas at Kiamba, Sarangani:
187 received into the Church in ocean baptism at Kiamba
Father Stanislav’s journey to Orthodoxy:
God told me, “You must convert to Orthodoxy!”
An interview with Priest Stanislav Rasputin
by Priest George Maximov