On June 19, in St. Petersburg, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi met with students of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese who are studying at the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. The meeting was attended by: Third Secretary and Vice-Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the Russian Federation Mrs. Catherine Flores Alpay, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Students of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy Archpriest Dimitri Sizonenko. Vladyka Pavel addressed the seminarians with a parting word and wishes for God’s help in the responsible task of teaching for the further service of the Church of Christ.
On June 19, the Sunday of All Saints, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi ordained Hierodeacon John (Gondayao) to the rank of Hieromonk. We wish Father John self-denial, spiritual strength and God’s help in his new ministry. Axios!
On June 16, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia held a working meeting with Metropolitan Pavel of Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow.
During the meeting, the issues of completing the construction of the Trinity Cathedral in Surgut and the development of church life in the dioceses of the Khanty-Mansi Metropolia, as well as in the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese were discussed (in 2019, Metropolitan Pavel, in addition to the obediences carried out, was entrusted with the management of this diocese, which is part of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia).
Press Service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Congratulations to everyone on the Feast of St. Pentecost, which coincided this year with the national holidays of Russia and the Philippines and the consecration day of Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi. Many years to all!