Charcoal for the Liturgy – made in the Philippines

Orthodox worship uses a lot of incense – and that means a lot of charcoal.

Charcoal is prohibitively expensive to import from Greece or Russia, and some shippers classify it as explosive and refuse to carry it at all. The need to import this expensive product from abroad is a problem for the growing Church in the Philippines.

Now, Father Nicholas Salgado, an Orthodox priest in Makalangot, has begun producing liturgical charcoal locally. This is a small but important step in the financial self-sufficiency of Filipino Orthodoxy!


Father Silouan

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