Bishop Sergey appointed administrator of Philippine parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate

21 October 2016


 October 21, 2016
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At a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the issue of the archpastoral care of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in the countries of South-East and East Asia was considered (Journal No. 99).

The Holy Synod decided to appoint Sergey, bishop of Solnechnogorsk, the head of the Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate, as administrator of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the North and South Korea, while retaining his current post.

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Our ROCOR mission in the Philippines remains part of the Australia and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Church Abroad, under Metropolitan Hilarion. However we anticipate continuing to cooperate closely with the Moscow mission in the Philippines. We give thanks that the MP mission is officially recognized by the Patriarchate, and welcome the oversight of Vladyka Sergey.

(Photos from Bishop Sergey’s 2015 visit to the Philippines.)

bishop at polomolok Bishop Sergey with the faithful at Holy Protection Orthodox Church, in Polomolok, South Cotobato.

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