Pascha at Saint John of Shanghai

Pascha in the Philippine Mission

Christ is risen!

Some scenes from Holy Week and Pascha in the Philippines… (Click anything to enlarge.)

Holy Thursday at St John's Holy Thursday at St John of Shanghai, Santa Maria

Holy Friday Arakan Holy Friday at Nativity of the Theotokos, Arakan

Lamentations and Annunciation Lamentations, with vigil for the Annunciation, at Christ the Savior parish in Tagaytay City

Holy Saturday at Gensan Holy Saturday at the mission center in General Santos City

Pascha at the Iveron Theotokos Parish in Manila

Procession Fr Alexei and Fr Philip serve at midnight; Rush procession

Fr Alexei: Christ is risen! Christ is risen!

Pascha at St John of Shanghai, Santa Maria

Come receive the light Pascha Communion Seminarians from the Davao mission center serve as acolytes and readers

Bright Monday at Makalangot

Pascha at Makalangot Pascha at Makalangot The faithful at Makalangot worship under a simple tarpaulin roof – but they are full of Paschal joy.

Pascha at the Church of Santa Elena, Little Baguio

Santa Elena Church at Pascha Pascha at Santa Elena Church

And both Fr Silouan and Fr Stanislav had the joy of performing baptisms at Pascha.

Baptism of John Philip Baby John Philip was baptized at Holy Theophany Church in Sulop, Davao del Sur.

Baptism of Elias Longtime catechumen Lord Carmel Aleria was baptized at Arakan, Cotabato.

Baptism of Elias May God grant the newly-illumined many years!

Father Silouan

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