A Filipino Orthodox Priest Suspended

The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia regret to announce the suspension of Presbyter James Doronela, Priest of the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, Paranaque, Philippines.

Excommunication of a Schismatic Filipino Layman

By the grace of God my unworthiness happens to be the canonical Orthodox Bishop and Metropolitan in this end region of Southeast Asia and for six years I try to properly respond, as much as I am capable of doing, to my most weighty episcopal duties. As your Bishop and spiritual Father when I see the waves of separation, schism and heresy threatening my ecclesiastical eparchy I have to take measures and no to remain neglectful and indifferent.

Tragic event in Kimlawis, Philippines

Yesterday (Sunday, July 28), at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong, after the Divine Liturgy we offered a Trisagion Prayer for the repose of the soul of a 19 year old man, named Santiago. The young man was a nephew of the leader of the Orthodox community at Kimlawis in Philippines. He was killed by members of the Blaan tribe, in the name of a barbaric pagan custom. A month ago a member of the tribe Blaan has been killed in Kimlawis.

The Celebration of the feast of the Annunciation and the Ordination of a new Presbyter

On March 25, 2013, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Manila,Philippines, and ordained Deacon Gregory Latoja to the Holy Priesthood. Archimandrite Vassilios Athanasopoulos (from the Holy Metropolis of Thiva and Levadia), Archimandrite Philemon Castro and Presbyter James Doronela, participated in […]