Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi celebrated the divine Liturgy in the church in honor of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city

On February 21, 2020, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi, the Administrator of The Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, celebrated the divine Liturgy in the church in honor of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city.

With his Eminence concelebrated: Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin), priest of the parish of the Iveron icon of the Mother of God in Manila, priest David Grubbs, rector of the parish of Christ the Saviour in Tagaytay (Philippines), and deacon Daniel Matveev, cleric of the Resurrection Cathedral of Khanty-Mansiysk.

During the Liturgy, Metropolitan Pavel ordained the head of the parish of St. Nicholas in Cayupo (Philippines) sub-deacon Matthew Sale to deacon.

At the end of the service, Metropolitan Pavel performed the Sacrament of Baptism.

Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi sanctified the Cross and the Foundation Stone in place of construction new Saint Apostle Thomas’ temple in Kinabalu settlement.

On February 20 Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel, The Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, sanctified the Cross and the Foundation Stone in place of construction of the new Saint Apostle Thomas’ temple in Kinabalu settlement (Mindanao island, the Philippine Republic).

The Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese priestmonk Kornilij (Molev), the Head of the Parish of Saint John of Shanhai in Santa-Maria (Philippines) priest Siluan Thompson, the Clergyman of the Parish of Kazan’s icon of Virgin Mary in Vungtau (Vietnam) priest Evgenij Czukalo, the Clergyman of the Parish of Saint Matrona of Moscow priest Ioakim Gonzalez, the Secretary of the Administrator of Khanty-Mansiisk’s diocese priestmonk Antonij (Kirpichev), the Dean of the Surgut’s town deanery archpriest Antonij Isakov, the Dean of the Nizhnevartovsk’s town deanery archpriest Sergij Shevchenko, the Clergyman of the Cathedral of Saint Resurrection of Khanty-Mansiisk’s diocese deacon Daniil Matveev and the citizens of the settlement took part in this event.

After the consecration Metropolitan Pavel said: «Dear brethren and sisters! We came here to pray to God and ask Him for His blessing for sanctification of the Foundation Stone in place of construction of the new temple and for hoisting the Holy Cross. I am very glad we are going to do this God’s work and ask the Lord for His blessing for construction of this temple. The building project of this temple will be printed and given by father Kornilij to father Ioakim. It gives you a possibility to imagine how this holy temple will look like. I want you to pray to God to bless the building of His Home here. I want to give you as a present the icon of Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ for this temple and I hope we will give Him our lives and will be in Him and now, and in eternity. I also want that all people, who come into this temple and take part in Church’s sacraments, will have spiritual healing and contact with God and will be able to find the way to their salvation. Let’s pray about it».

Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi met with the city Councilor of Davao city Mme Pilar Brago

On February 20, the Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi met with the Councilor of Davao city Mme Pilar Brago. During the meeting, the issues of land allocation for the construction of the spiritual and educational center of the Russian Orthodox Church in Davao were discussed. The city Consulor expressed her readiness to provide all possible assistance in resolving this issue.

Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Saint Matrona’s church in Davao-city

On February 20, Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Saint Matrona’s church in Davao-city. The Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese priestmonk Korniliy (Molev), the head of the parish of St John of Shanghai in Santa-Maria (Mindanao) priest Siluan Thompson, the clergyman of the parish of Kazan’s icon of Virgin Mary in Vung Tau (Vietnam) priest Evgenij Zukalo, the Secretary of the Administrator of Khanty-Mansiisk’s diocese priestmonk Antoniy (Kirpichev), the Dean of the Surgut’s town deanery archpriest Antoniy Isakov, the Dean of the Nizhnevarovsk’s deanery archpriest Sergiy Shevchenko, the clergyman of Resurrection Cathedral (Khanty-Mansiisk’s diocese) deacon Daniil Matveev concelebrated His Eminence. During the Liturgy Metropolitan Pavel ordained the churchwarden of the parish of St John of Shanghai in Santa-Maria subdeacon John Mahinai to the rank of deacon.

Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi arrived on the island of Mindanao of the Republic of the Philippines

Today, on February 19, 2020, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi arrived in the Republic of the Philippines on the island of Mindanao.

In Francisco Bangoy airport of Davao city Metropolitan Pavel was met by the Secretary of the Filipino-Vietnamese diocese Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), clergyman of the parish in honour of Kazan icon of Mother of God of Vung Tau (Vietnam) priest Eugene Zukalo and the nun Maria (Buniel).

The visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Pavel to the Republic of the Philippines will last until February 25. During this time, he is to visit the parishes in Manila, Davao, Arakan, Makalangot, Kinabalu, Banat, General Santos and Alabel.

During the archpastoral visit, the administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese will perform 5 diaconal ordinations.

On February 21, Metropolitan Paul will celebrate the divine Liturgy in honor of St. Matrona of Moscow, Davao city. On February 22, a diocesan meeting is scheduled in Arakan with the participation of the clergy of Mindanao. On February 23, in Makalangot, the Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese will celebrate the divine Liturgy and blessing of the newly built church in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov. On the same day, in Kinabalan, the blessing of the future church building will take place. On February 24, the divine Liturgy will be celebrated in the church in honor of St. Isidore of Rostov in Alabel. On February 25, in the capital of the Republic of the Philippines, Manila, Metropolitan Pavel will lead the divine Liturgy in the church in honor of the Iveron icon of the Mother of God.

During the archpastoral trip to the Republic of the Philippines, the Administrator of the Philippine — Vietnamese diocese will hold working meetings with representatives of the state authorities of cities and localities of the Republic and employees of the diplomatic corps of the Russian Federation.

Metropolitan Pavel is accompanied by: the Secretary of the Khanty-Mansi diocese, Hieromonk Anthony (Kirpichev); the Dean of the Surgut city deanery of the Khanty-Mansi diocese, Archpriest Anthony Isakov; the Dean of the Nizhnevartovsk city deanery of the Khanty-Mansi diocese, Archpriest Sergiy Shevchenko; and the cleric of the Resurrection Cathedral of the Khanty-Mansiysk diocese, deacon Daniel Matveev.

The Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi, is to visit the parishes in the Philippines

On February 19-25, 2020, the Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi will pay archpastoral visit to the Republic of the Philippines. His Eminence will attend the parishes in Manila, Davao, Arakan, Makalangot, Kinabalan, Banat, General Santos and Alabel; 5 deacon ordinations being in schedule.

On February 21, Metropolitan Pavel will celebrate the divine Liturgy in the parish of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city. On February 22, a diocesan meeting is scheduled in Arakan with the participation of the clergy of the diocese. On February 23, in Makalangot, the Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese will celebrate the divine Liturgy and blessing of the newly built church in honor of the venerable Seraphim of Sarov. On the same day, the blessing of the foundation stone of the future temple will take place in Kinabalan. On February 24, the divine Liturgy will be celebrated in the parish of St. Isidore of  Rostov in Alabel. On February 25, in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Archpastor will lead the festal divine Liturgy in the parish of the lveron icon of the Mother of God.

As well, during his visit his Eminence will hold working meetings with municipal authorities and Russian diplomats.

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Reference: by the decision Of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church of August 30, 2019 (journal # 97), his Grace Metropolitan Pavel of Khanty-Mansi and Surgut, in addition to the present obedience, was entrusted to rule the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese of the Patriarchal Exarchate of South-East Asia with the title “Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi” within this diocese.

The Philippine-Vietnamese diocese was established by the decision of the Holy Synod of February 26, 2019 (journal # 8) within the Republic of the Philippines and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, with the title of diocesan Bishop “of Manila and Hanoi”. It is included in the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia.

Metropolitan Pavel celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city.

The 20th of October 2019

On Week 18 at Pentecost, Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city.

His Eminence was accompanied by: Priest Sergius Nagorny, Head of the Office of the Khanty-Mansiysk Diocese; clergyman of the church of st. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), clergyman of the Khanty-Mansiysk diocese priest Evgeny Chebykin, clergyman of the Khanty-Mansiysk diocese deacon Anthony Dolgushin.

At the end of the service, Metropolitan Pavel addressed the audience:

«Dear fathers, brothers and sisters! Let me from the heart to congratulate you on the holiday of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Today we heard in the apostolic reading: “It is good the brethren to be together.” These words confirm that we have one Lord, we are one family, God has no ethnic difference, there is no Hellenic, Jew, Russian or Filipino – we are all His children, and He is our Father. Our task is to treat each other as an image and likeness of God. And in order to become like the image of God, and this is one of the main tasks of the Christian life, it is important not only to do good deeds and be exemplary in life, but it is very important to realize and see with our spiritual eyes our own sins. I am very happy to be with you today, performing the Divine Liturgy, the most important part of the Divine Services, when we were united in Christ, from the one body and blood of Christ. Let us be united in prayer, in deeds and in thoughts, and God grant that the Lord give us strength in carrying our earthly cross. I want to ask for your prayers, I’ll have a long journey ahead: first to Manila, then through China again to Russia, and after some time I will come back here again. We know that prayer does not know the distance, I wish everyone the help of God, I thank everyone again for common prayers, God bless everyone!»

чрез Китай снова в Россию, и через какое- то время вновь вернутся сюда, к вам. Мы знаем, что молитва не знает расстояний, всем желаю помощи Божией, благодарю всех еще раз за общие молитвы, храни всех Господь!»

Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel performed an All-Night Vigil in the church of St. bl. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city.

The 19th of October 2019

On the eve of Week 18 at Pentecost, Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel performed an All-Night Vigil in the church of St. bl. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city. His Eminence was accompanied by: Priest Sergius Nagorny, Head of the Office of the Khanty-Mansiysk Diocese; clergyman of the church of st. Matrona of Moscow in the Davao city, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), clergyman of the Khanty-Mansiysk diocese, Deacon Anthony Dolgushin.

Metropolitan Pavel celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Kinabalan, Mindanao island.

The 19th of October 2019

Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the feast day of the church in of St. Apostle Thomas in Kinabalan, Mindanao island.

His Eminence was consecrated: the rector of the church of St. John of Shanghai, Santa Maria Priest Siluan Thompson, Head of the Office of the Khanty-Mansiysk Diocese Priest Sergius Nagorny; clergyman of the church of the Resurrection of Christ, General Santos hieromonk Vincent (Romanyuk), clergyman of the church of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), clergyman of the church Matrons of Moscow, Priest Joakim Gonzales,, Priest Moses Cahilig, Priest Roman Buniel, clergyman of the Khanty-Mansi diocese, Deacon Anthony Dolgushin. The archpastor also performed the Sacrament of Baptism for the inhabitants of Kinabalan. After visiting the parishe of the Holy Epiphany in Talas, Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi Pavel held a meeting of the clergy of the island of Mindanao.