of September 2019
On the Nativity
of the Virgin Mary, His Eminence Pavel, Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi during
the Divine Liturgy, ordained Deacon Moses Kakhilig to the priesthood. The next
day, His Eminence also ordained Deacon Roman Buniel to the priesthood.
“Today I would
like to greet the fathers of Moses and Roman, our Filipino clergy. Yesterday,
Father Moses accepted the priesthood, today is Father Roman. They will carry
the word of God among their flock. It will not be easy for them, but the flock
awaits them and hopes that they will lead them to salvation.
I am very glad
that the will of God is being accomplished, and as a obedient of the Church of
God, I am doing this spiritual feeding for both the Philippines and Vietnam.
You know that I have been entrusted by the Holy Synod to manage the
Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, and here are the first shoots, the first clergy
who will preach about Orthodoxy in the Philippine land.
I think that for
them it is a special day in their life, to be here in the northern region,
after the warm Philippines, where almost all year round plus 30 degrees. I
sincerely congratulate you, I wish you strength of strength, God’s help, and of
course, the Queen of Heaven, who would help you in your priestly ministry.
It is impossible
to serve God without serving the neighbor, o, the way to the Lord is only
through the neighbor, and for the clergyman this is a special work, a special
I hope that the
Lord will give you the strength to preach about holy Orthodoxy, of our Catholic
Orthodox Church, which was created by the Lord Himself. May the All-Merciful
Lord help you in your ministry, may God’s blessing come with you! God bless
all! ” – Said the Metropolitan in a parting word.
We sincerely congratulate the fathers of Moses