First Diocesan Assembly

Under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Paul of Manila and Hanoi, the first Diocesan Assembly of the clergy and laity of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese was held.

On February 22, 2020 following the Divine Liturgy, the first Diocesan Assembly of the clergy and laity of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese was held, chaired by His Eminence Pavel, the Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi at the church of St. Seraphim of Sarov, Makalangot, in the Philippines,

Metropolitan Pavel delivered a report in which he summed up the work of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese for 2019.

Today there are 33 parishes. In 2019, 125 baptisms were performed, including 13 babies; 18 weddings, and 6 funerals. The Divine Liturgy is celebrated weekly at 6 parishes of the diocese; at least monthly at most of the rest. As Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi visited the diocese twice in 2019, in August and October, having performed 5 Divine Liturgies and 8 molebens.

During the meeting, the composition of the Diocesan Council was elected, and by the decision of the meeting, Priest Silouan Thompson was named the spiritual father of the diocese, and the chairmen of the diocesan departments were appointed.

The Information Department of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese is to be headed by Hieromonk Alexey (Lapshin); the Department of Religious Education and Catechesis, by Hieromonk Corniliy (Molev); the Department of Social Services and Charity, by Priest David Grubbs; and the Department of Missions, by Priest Moses Cahilig.

As part of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, 5 deaneries were formed: Manila, Davao, General Santos, Davao del Sur, and Vietnam.

Metropolitan with priests

Father Silouan

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