Hieromonk Cornily, rector of the Orthodox Mission Center in Davao writes:
Through the generosity of benefactors in the US and Australia, the Orthodox Education Center in Davao City is grateful for the gift of a complete set of the Menaion of the Orthodox Church in English. These volumes let us commemorate the saints every day in English. Thank you!
The Orthodox Education Center in Davao City comprises both the parish of Saint Matrona and the school where students prepare for seminary or for further service in their home parishes. Services there are now mostly in English, with a little Russian and a growing amount of Cebuano. So after we received the final volume of the English Menaion some months ago, the Mission Center seemed the best place to put these service books to work. (If you haven’t struggled to pray during services in an unfamiliar language, it may not be clear what a huge blessing it is to hear and pray and sing the services *with understanding*!) Thanks to all who donated volumes of the Menaion to the mission!
Father Cornily, Mother Maria, and students with Menaion volumes.