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Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral Philippines



 
The Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral of Manila is a parish of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It is currently the only full Orthodox parish in Metro Manila.
 
In 1996 the Metropolis of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia was founded by the Holy and Great Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Also during that year our church edifice was built to serve the needs of the growing Filipino Orthodox community in the Philippines. Our beautiful church is constructed in the true Byzantine style with all the interior furnishings from Greece. The Annunciation Orthodox church was consecrated in 2000 by his All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the first Orthodox church in Southeast Asia to be so consecrated.
 
The Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral in Sucat, Paranaque
Like Orthodoxy itself, we are home to many nationalities and ethnicity 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 and all other Orthodox Christians visiting the Philippines.   
     
                                                                                                          His Eminence Nektarios                                                                 Fr. Jaime "James" Doronela
                                                                                 Metropolitan of Hongkong and South East Asia                                                            Parish Priest
 
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 in 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 many countries.
 
Six Filipino priests and 2 Filipina monastic nuns under the spiritual jurisdiction of Metropolitan Nektarios, the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Hong Kong, minister to the faithful in parishes and Orthodox mission stations in the Philippines. It is currently the only canonical Orthodox jurisdiction in the Philippines.
 
 
Orthodoxy arrived in the Philippines through Greek nationals who came to the Philippines on business ventures prior to World War II. But the local 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 leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Nektarios of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia (OMHKSEA), the Orthodox Church in the Philippines has transformed into a vibrant, growing community.
 
The feast day of the church is March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos. The feast day is usually right in the middle of Great Lent, so parishioners use this time to rejoice in their patron, the Panagia Theotokos (All Holy Mother of God) herself, in the midst of their Lenten observances. This is important because the Theotokos is well-loved by the Filipino people, Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike. May the Panagia, the Blessed Virgin Mary Theotokos , welcome you Herself to our humble community, pointing you to Her Son and God, our Lord Jesus Christ.
 


Feel free to contact or visit us for more information.

Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral 
Parish Priest - Fr. James Doronela
# 09189913041 Phone: - 9850858

#36 Filipinas Avenue, 
United Paranaque (UPS) 5  Subdivision, 
San Isidro,Sucat, Paranaque City
Metro Manila

 
Church Telephone  : (632) 829-3025 
E-mail add: james@aoc.ph
Website: www.aoc.ph

 
Sunday Service: 
Matins: 8:30 am 
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: 9:30