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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #450 on: July 22, 2010, 03:59:54 PM »
This is a bit off-topic, at least judging from the selection of replies that I read, but I live in the Philippines, just joined the forum and wanted to say "Hi".  

I hope to attend an Orthodox service or two soon since my interest in liturgy has grown over the years and I have only attended one Orthodox, or rather Eastern service (a Greek Catholic one in Boston).  

One reason for my interest is my conversion from the Episcopal Church (USA) to the Roman Catholic church several years ago and in those years I have tried to stay active in Anglican Use circles.  With the announcement of the coming Anglican Ordinariates within the Catholic Church, there has been more interest in Anglican Use and a few of us are trying to put together a small AU group here in the Philippines.

I hope too to learn some more about the Orthodox perspective on various issues.  I have read a bit on Orthodoxy especially from Frederica Mathewes-Greene, a feminist pro-lifer, wife of a priest, and Orthodox convert from Anglicanism, which I enjoyed and found deepened by faith.

According to the Board Policy we should not describe Eastern Rite Catholics in the way you did as it can be received as an offence. BTW welcome to the forum.

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #451 on: July 24, 2010, 01:29:49 PM »
Welcome, Bruce!
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #452 on: December 05, 2010, 10:03:05 AM »
is there anybody who could confirm if the Davao vicariate under Fr. Jeptha Aniceto was officially received into ROCOR? Their list in the Philippines parishes in the antiochian orthodox australian website seemed deleted.
What happened?

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #454 on: December 06, 2010, 09:11:08 AM »
thank you.

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #455 on: February 11, 2011, 02:24:31 PM »
Joseph Aniceto was officially excluded from ROCOR missions in the Philippines by his Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion in writing last year.  ROCOR has two operating missions in the Philippines, both under Saint Petroc Monastery.  We have no connection with any other jurisdiction in the Philippines and we do not acknowledge anyone's suzerainty there it is a missionary area.

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #456 on: February 11, 2011, 02:37:55 PM »
We have no connection with any other jurisdiction in the Philippines

Is that the thing to be proud of?
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #457 on: February 11, 2011, 03:12:04 PM »
Joseph Aniceto was officially excluded from ROCOR

Why?

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #458 on: February 12, 2011, 01:20:32 PM »
Joseph Aniceto was officially excluded from ROCOR missions in the Philippines.

That leads to more questions and blank walls of silence.

Hope the ROCOR mission moves fast toward North of the Philippines. Its indeed a vast mission area, and the grains are ready for harvest.

Lets pray for more harvesters...Lord have mercy..
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #459 on: April 14, 2011, 06:55:58 AM »
Joseph Aniceto was officially excluded from ROCOR missions in the Philippines.

That leads to more questions and blank walls of silence.

Hope the ROCOR mission moves fast toward North of the Philippines. Its indeed a vast mission area, and the grains are ready for harvest.

Lets pray for more harvesters...Lord have mercy..

For information re the ROCOR western rite missions in the Philippines, which claims 200 plus souls ( originating and released from Antioch, I read) see: http://orthodoxwesternrite.wordpress.com/698-2/

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Saint Thomas Orthodox Mission[/b]

Mindanao, the Philippines   

Thomas, the faithful servant and disciple of Christ, filled with divine grace, cried out from the depth of his love: You are my Lord and my God!

The Saint Thomas Mission is a thriving Orthodox community of 140 former Old Catholics who entered the Church in 2008 through Antioch and, after obtaining canonical release, were later received by ROCOR with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion.  They, and their pastor, whom they refer to as Father from habit and affection (and therefore so do their brothers and sisters in Christ in England), own their own church building which they use for regular Sunday services and meetings throughout the week. The faithfulness of these people worshipping together and raising their children in the Faith without a priest of their own is an inspiring witness.  They are all Chrismated Orthodox and have for the past year received occasional visits from Orthodox clergy.  The mission is in the middle of an area where the moslem Abbu Sayyef terrorists operate and no Priest serving this mission visiting from Australia will be named or have his schedule known.

Advice on travel and terrorism in the Philippines from the Australian government

“We strongly advise you not to travel to Mindanao, including mainland Mindanao, the Zamboanga Peninsula and the Sulu Archipelago, due to the very high threat of terrorist attack, including kidnapping, and related counter-terrorism operations.   Armed clashes between Philippine security forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front could occur without warning, including in central Mindanao”.


St Thomas' traditionally built church.

Some of the faithful of St Thomas’ Mission who came as a family to the fullness of Christ in Holy Orthodoxy.

Interior of the church.

As you can see there are many children and young people, please pray particularly for them that they continue to be blessed to grow up in the Orthodox Church.
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Saint Anastasia Orthodox Mission

Mimndanao, the Philippines

This formerly Old Catholic mission is without its own pastor, with only some lay leaders and occasional visits from Orthodox clergy.  About eighty people, it incorporated as a ROCOR mission and is searching for a property to use for worship.

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Jeptah Aguas Aniceto and Chrysostom Canezal

We realise that the activities of these two have caused legitimate concern and remind you that they have been formally excluded from involvement in the Philippines Missions by the Metropolitan at Fr Michael’s request. The formal document of exclusion has been circulated in the Philippines, the original is held in Saint Petroc Monastery.
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #460 on: May 20, 2011, 11:26:33 AM »
Greetings in Christ:

I am happy to hear that their are Orthodox Christians in the Philipines and they are under the Patriarchate of Antioch. 

I work with people from the Philipines. :)

May God bless the converts to the Antiochian Orthodox Church and may God bless Metropolitan Philip.
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #461 on: May 20, 2011, 11:27:35 AM »
You mean Metropolitan Paul, don't you?

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #462 on: May 20, 2011, 12:14:03 PM »
My apologies----I've been out of the loop lately.   Was Metropolitan Phililp retired recently? 

Sorry....Trying to get into the loop again.

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #463 on: May 20, 2011, 12:16:50 PM »
Thank you for welcoming me.



You mean Metropolitan Paul, don't you?

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #464 on: May 20, 2011, 12:21:27 PM »
AFAIR Metropolitan Philip is the Antiochian Metropolitan of North America and Metropolitan Paul is the Antiochian Metropolitan of Australia. They are not realted despite their share a family name.
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #465 on: May 20, 2011, 12:21:59 PM »
I meant blessings for the both of them.  Yes, Metropolitan Paul (Saliba) is head of the jurisidciton in the Philipines, if I have understood this correctly.  May God bless bless him.

You mean Metropolitan Paul, don't you?

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #466 on: May 20, 2011, 01:08:49 PM »
AFAIR Metropolitan Philip is the Antiochian Metropolitan of North America and Metropolitan Paul is the Antiochian Metropolitan of Australia. They are not realted despite their share a family name.

Are you sure? I've heard they were cousins of some sort.

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #467 on: May 21, 2011, 02:50:53 AM »
AFAIR Metropolitan Philip is the Antiochian Metropolitan of North America and Metropolitan Paul is the Antiochian Metropolitan of Australia. They are not realted despite their share a family name.
Are you sure? I've heard they were cousins of some sort.

Michal - I believe that originated on OrthodoxWiki a while back and, after some time on there (and the enquiries of an American priest, IIRC), was corrected. See: http://orthodoxwiki.org/Paul_%28Saliba%29_of_Australia%2C_New_Zealand_and_the_Philippines
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« Reply #468 on: May 21, 2011, 06:32:19 AM »
Oh, thanks.
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #469 on: November 05, 2012, 04:02:43 PM »
Why is this a sticky?  Sorry, too lazy to read through a dozen pages :p

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #470 on: January 17, 2014, 12:34:01 AM »
_Seraphim_, thank you for the link. Do you know, or can you, please, get information, what rite are they using on the Philippines? Is it still Roman Catholic Novus Ordo Missae or have they turned to one of the Orthodox Liturgies, Eastern or Western?

To answer that, the Ecumenical Patriarchate here, uses Eastern Rites, while the Antiochian Church, uses Western Rites and even uses the Roman Catholic Calendar (or at least I found out that they do)..

Metropolitan Paul told me in July that his parishes in the Philippines use the Byzantine Rite.

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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #471 on: May 23, 2014, 12:35:59 AM »
Pictures of the current Churches in the Philippines in case there is interest:  :police:

Sunday of Orthodoxy, at the Annunciation Cathedral (Ecumenical Patriarchate)





Feast of the Annunciation. (St. Mary's Chapel, Antiochian Archdiocese of AU and NZ)



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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #472 on: October 03, 2014, 12:13:42 AM »
Sorry I took so long to look at this thread. Very nice pictures!

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« Reply #473 on: October 03, 2014, 12:23:33 AM »
Somehow I missed this. Very nice pictures. Many years of fruitful mission!
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #474 on: October 03, 2014, 07:01:11 AM »
ialmisry, you missed an 11 page thread?!
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where have you been?

surely not busy in the real world?
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quick, stop all your useful activity and get back on the internet!
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(seriously, though, nice pictures, as biro said)
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Re: Conversions in Philipines
« Reply #475 on: May 16, 2015, 12:28:20 PM »
Large Number of Filipinos Join Orthodox Church : Mass Baptism Held
https://www.facebook.com/orthodox.christian.news/posts/1739044932988774
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« Reply #476 on: May 16, 2015, 02:38:04 PM »
Large Number of Filipinos Join Orthodox Church : Mass Baptism Held
https://www.facebook.com/orthodox.christian.news/posts/1739044932988774

Glory to God.

I'm guessing no one considered bringing the Western rite into this.