Hard Lockdown in the Provinces

The increased incidence of COVID infection in the provinces has resulted in a hard lockdown in many places. In Santa Maria, that means no one may leave the house without a written permit. So there is practically no business and no work. Thank you to the generous donors whose gifts have enabled the community of St John of Shanghai to buy rice for distribution to members! With Sunday designated a “No-Movement Day” there are no Sunday worship services at all in parishes in Santa Maria. Below, Father Deacon John Mahinay sends photos of his own family reading the Typika service on Sunday, and the empty streets of the normally crowded marketplace. Please continue to pray that the lockdown may be lifted and that the pandemic may come to an end!


Father John Mahinay writes:

Despite our experiences here today in this time of troubles we have lost our chance to make a living and danger because many are those who have lost their lives; almost every day someone passes away.

Here in our town of Santa Maria, Davao Occidental, we are facing [rules of] no movement and hard lockdown.

We still continue to pray daily the morning and evening prayers, praying and celebrate Holy Typika every Sunday with my family here in our home.

May our Orthodox brethren and believers include us in your prayers to protect us from the great calamity we are facing.

God Bless and Stay Safe to all.

Despite sa amoang mga nasinatian diri karun sa Kalisod nga nawad-an namig mga panginabuhi og kakuyaw kay daghan na ang mga nawalaan og kinabuhi halos taga adlaw nay mitaliwan

diri sa lungsod namo sa Sta. Maria Davao Occidental nga nagsagubang kami sa no movement og hardlockdown

kami nagapadayun gihapon sa pag ampo matag adlaw morning and evening prayer, naga ampo og nagasaulog og Balaang Typika matag dominggo kauban akong pamilya diri sa amoang panimalay,</p

Hinuot sa amoang mga kaigsuonan og magtotoo nga Orthodox ilakip ninyo kami sa inyuhang mga pag ampo aron ma protektahan kami sa dakong katalagman na among nasinat.an.

God Bless and Stay Safe to all.


Father Silouan

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