My home parish
Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Santa Maria, Davao Occidental. This community requested baptism and built this chapel in preparation.
The new chapel we built in 2017-2018. Before-and-after videos here.
Saint Joseph community, Kiamba, Sarangani.
Saint Seraphim, Makalángot, Cotabato. This shelter, made of bamboo and tarpaulin sheets, was a labor of love by the community at Makalángot.
A church in the middle of nowhere
Saint Elena, Little Baguio, Cotabato. No roads lead here. But Orthodox faithful walk from their homes all around.
How one gets around Mindanao
Father Joachim is ordained
Nativity of the Theotokos, Mamácao, Santa Maria, Davao Occidental
Patronal feast at Nativity of the Theotokos mission, Mamácao. Fr Joachim, who laid aside his priesthood to be received into canonical Orthodoxy, is now ordained in the Russian Orthodox Church. This day he served this community’s feast and I concelebrated.