Panglao, the Philippines, November 28, 2023
Construction of a new church in honor of the Theotokos is underway in the Philippines.
On November 22, on the feast of the She Who Is Quick to Hear Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, the foundation stone of a future church of the same name was consecrated on the island of Panglao, reports the Diocese of the Philippines and Vietnam.
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi, the consecration was celebrated by diocesan secretary Hieromonk Kornily (Molev), together with the dean of the Manila District, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin).
The rite was preceded by a moleben to the Most Holy Theotokos.
Panglao is the most popular Filipino island among Russian tourists and is home to a number of Filipinos.