Orthodox Church in the Philippines



Christ is in Our Midst!


  The Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral is a parish of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and All–Southeast Asia under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It is currently the only full Orthodox parish in Metro Manila. Some independent protestant groups have identified themselves "orthodox" although they are not part of our Orthodox faith community. We are the only canonical Orthodox Church in the Philippines.
 

Our church edifice was finished in 1996 and is constructed in the true Byzantine style with all the interior furnishings imported from Greece. It was consecrated by His All Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch on March 05, 2000.

 



The Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral in Sucat, Paranaque


Like Orthodoxy itself, we are home to many nationalities and ethnicities that comprise the Orthodox Faithful. We provide for the pastoral needs of not only Filipino Orthodox Christians but also to Greeks, Russians, Serbians, Romanians, Americans, Coptic, Lebanese and all other Orthodox Christians visiting the Philippines.


The Orthodox Church in the Philippines



The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is celebrated in English, Filipino and Greek.


Although it is an Asian country, the majority of the people in the Philippines are Christians, a legacy of almost four hundred years of Spanish colonial domination. The people speak one of dozens of local languages, but live in a society in which the English language dominates almost all other aspects of the culture, including entertainment, education, business and government. Although one sees Roman Catholic influence everywhere, many Filipinos are seeking religious fulfillment outside of the Church of Rome. As a result, people are turning to all sorts of groups; some Christian, others quasi Christian.

There are three major centers of Orthodoxy in the Philippines. One amid the urban sprawl of Manila in Sucat, Paranaque; one in the rural fields surrounding the small city of Los Banos, Laguna; and one on the remote island of Masbate in Bajada, Cataingan. Three beautiful churches have been built with the generous support of Orthodox faithful from Greece, Australia, the United States and other countries.

Four priests and monastic nuns in Masbate under the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia of the Ecumenical Patriarch, minister to the faithful in three parishes and mission stations in other towns.




The Orthodox Filipino Community


Orthodoxy came to the Philippines in two ways. Greeks in Asia on business established the community in Manila. However the clergy and the bulk of the present day believers came to Orthodoxy independently in 1992 and in 1994. Since that time, and now under the nurturing and guidance of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia (OMHKSEA), the Orthodox Church in the Philippines is continuously growing.




Feel free to contact or visit us for more information.


Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral
#36 Filipinas Avenue,
United Paranaque 5 Subdivision,
Sucat, Paranaque City
Telephone & Fax : (632) 829-3025

Sunday Service:
Matins: 8:00 am
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: 9:00 am




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