I’ve just had the opportunity to greet Fr Cornily (Molev), whom Archbishop Sergey has assigned to serve here in Mindanao. I had the pleasure of working alongside him when he served here as a layman a few years ago, and I am grateful that he now makes the third priest assigned to serve the parishes of the Russian Orthodox mission here in Mindanao!
I look forward to meeting with him and Fr Stanislav to plan more in-depth pastoral care than we have been able to provide in the past. Glory to God!
Counting Fathers Philip (Balingit) and Alexei (Lapshin) in Manila, this makes a total of five Russian Orthodox priests serving in the Philippines.