Divine Liturgy in Manila

Last night we served Great Vespers, and this morning the Divine Liturgy, at the parish of St Theophan, in the home church of Father Konstantine Lautillo in Manila. Ironically, we weren’t able to meet him because he is away at a clergy gathering at Antiochian Village in the USA.

With the blessing of Antiochian Metropolitan Paul and ROCOR Metropolitan Hilarion, Fr Seraphim served together with Fathe Andrew Lim and Deacon Rodion Rafols, while I sang the choir parts.

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At the Church of St Theophan in Father Konstantine’s home

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Preparation prayers on Sunday morning

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Prayers of preparation in the altar

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“Thine own, of Thine own, we offer unto Thee…”

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The Liturgy is fully translated into Tagalog, making it easy for me to sing the choir responses in that language.

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Father Seraphim preaching

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A meal with clergy and their families

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After the Liturgy, Fr Konstantine’s wife, Khouria Marina, teaches catechism to neighborhood children.

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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