The 13th-14th of October In a day of Feast of Protection of the Mother of God in Singapore, the capital of the Exarchate, Metropolitan Pavel concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Patriarchal Exarch of South-East Asia Metropolitan Sergiy and Archbishop of Korea Theophan.
The 10th of October 2019 In Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam the meeting of the His Eminence Pavel Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi with the First Deputy General Director of the Company «Vietsovpetro» Bondarenko Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich took place. During the meeting, the questions about allocation of land in Russian district and building the temple here were discussed. His Eminence presented the icon of the Virgin Mary «The Joy and the Comfort». In this meeting priest Evgeniy Tsukalo, the head of the parish of the Kazanskaja icon of the Virgin Mary in Vũng Tàu City, took part.
The 10th of October 2019
His Eminence Pavel Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi arrived in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. In the airport His Eminence was met by the attaché to the Consul General of Russia Danila Varich, the head of the parish of the Kazanskaja icon of the Virgin Mary in Vũng Tàu City priest Evgeniy Tsukalo.
The 21st 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 service.
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 and Roman!
By the decision of the of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (statement № 97) His Eminence Paul, Metropolitan of Khanty-Mansiisk and Surgut, became the head of the Philippines and Vietnam diocese in the Patriarch’s Exarchate of the South-East Asia and had acquired the status «Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi» in the limits of this diocese.