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Service book in Cebuano language is published for Philippine clergymen of Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia

Service book in Cebuano language is published for Philippine clergymen of Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia
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23 December 2021 year 17:25

Translation and editing of the Service Book in the Cebuano language has been completed at the Education Centre of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao City, the Republic of the Philippines, with the assistance of  Philippine students studying at the St. Petersburg theological academy.

Almost thirty million people living on the southern islands of the archipelago, including Mindanao, Bohol and Cebu, speak Cebuano which is the second most spoken language in the Philippines. There are over one hundred languages mostly belonging to the Austronesian language family spoken in the country. The Tagalog language from which the state Filipino language is derived is the mother tongue of over forty million people in the northern part of the archipelago, including the island of Luzon, which is home to the country’s capital city. 

It will be now possible for the local clergymen to use their mother tongue at divine services more widely.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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