Holy Pentecost

“Today the Grace of the Holy Spirit gathered us…” The birthday of the Church was celebrated in the parish of St Matrona in Davao city.

Congratulations on 50th anniversary

Congratulations to the Patriarchal Exarch of Southeast Asia, Metropolitan Sergius of Singapore and Southeast Asia on the 50th anniversary of his birth.

Your Eminence, dear Vladyka! On this solemn day, when you celebrate your 50th anniversary, we cordially congratulate you on this significant date of your life. Having chosen the field of service to Christ the Savior, you firmly remain faithful to this path – thorny and narrow, but gracious and blessed. With your life, you show that there is nothing more important than the works for the benefit of the Mother Church, which you do with full dedication of your mental and bodily strength, with a sincere desire to bring as many souls to the Lord as possible and the desire to do everything in your power for the glorification of the name of God. We are glad to be your co-workers and contribute as much as possible to the implementation of the mission of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia. We appreciate your kind and sympathetic attitude towards us, fatherly love, understanding and condescension, and try to imitate you in diligence and responsibility.Your Eminence! On this significant day, we wholeheartedly wish you mental and physical strength, patience and spiritual vigor, well-being and generous help from God in fulfilling the important obedience of the Patriarchal Exarch of Southeast Asia. 

With sincere love and heartfelt appreciation for your unceasing care, Clergy, monastics, staff and the Orthodox flock of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia

Meeting of Metropolitan Pavel with Deputy Chairman of the Government

On June 17, 2024, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi and Dmitry Nikolaevich Chernyshenko, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation for Digital Economy and Innovation, Communications, Media, Culture, Tourism and Sports, met at the Russian Government House in Moscow. Leonid Eduardovich Slutsky, Chairman of the LDPR Political Party, took part in the meeting. During the conversation, Metropolitan Pavel told Dmitry Nikolaevich and Leonid Eduardovich about church life in the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous region-Yugra and the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese entrusted to him. During the conversation, an exchange of views took place on a number of issues of mutual interest.

Action of charity

A charity event to help schoolchildren was held at the parish of Archangel Michael in the village of Mahongok, Philippines. Sunday, June 16, at the Archangel Michael Parish in Mahongok Village, Cotabato, Philippines, began with the Divine Liturgy. The divine service was performed by Priest Moses Cahilig, co-served by Deacons Anthony Aranco and Raphael Fragillo. After that, the clergy of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese distributed stationery sets for the new school year to students in need. A charity event to collect stationery for children has been held by the diocese for several years.

Day of Russia

On June 14, 2024, the Russian Embassy in Manila hosted a state reception on the occasion of the National Day of Russia, which gathered over 200 people – officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the business circles and media, among others. The event was graced by Hon. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, President of the Philippine-Russian Friendship association in the Senate, and H.E. Charles John Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. The visiting delegation of the Moscow City Government attended the reception as special guests. In his opening remarks, the Ambassador of Russia, H.E. Marat Pavlov emphasized the recent progress in building mutually beneficial cooperation with the Philippines across a broad range of areas – trade and economy, culture and education, inter-regional and inter-parliamentary ties, people-to-people exchanges. The Guest of honor, Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines Hon. Antonio Morales in his speech confirmed the rich traditions of the Russia-Philippines relations and openness to developing pragmatic collaboration between the two countries. Both speakers underlined the significance of the forthcoming 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2026, which has to be celebrated through various initiatives.


Thus saith the Lord: lo, the day of the Lord will come and His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives on that day in front of Jerusalem on the east … and He will ascent (prophet Zachariah, V century B.C.)

Congratulations to Metropolitan Pavel on the anniversary of ordination

Your Eminence, dear Vladyka!

We congratulate you on the anniversary of your personal Pentecost! 13 years ago, you were elected to the high episcopal ministry to be the pastor of pastors. And today it is impossible even to list all your labors in the field of Christ in the Siberian land. But they do not hide a burning candle, and 5 years ago, by the decision of the Holy Synod, the Lord appointed you to enlighten the distant countries – the Philippines and Vietnam. And we, seeing the good fruits of your deeds here, will exclaim with joy: “Such is the bishop befitting us!” You tirelessly call people to repentance, kindness and salvation not only by word, but also by life, faith, spirit, purity. You set a visible example and a model for your numerous flock.

Your Eminence, dear Vladyka and Father! On this day, we especially pray for you and wish you God’s all-powerful help in your episcopal ministry, joy in the Risen Christ, good health and long life!


With filial love in the Lord – clergy, monastics and laity of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese.