Mission and Statement of Faith

Our Orthodox Christian Metropolia stands firm in its adherence to the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church of Church, teaching and preaching the Holy Gospel of Our God and Lord Jesus Christ, following in the teachings and traditions of the Holy Apostles, Fathers, and Ecumenical Councils. Therefore, we resist and anathematize the Ecumenical and Modernist heresies, since they compromise the mission of the Orthodox Christian Faith.

Our Sacred Mission is to preserve unadulterated the Sacred Tradition of the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church; to continue the mission of the One, Holy Apostolic Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the nations to whom our service has been entrusted; to endeavor at every hour to spread the message of salvation granted to the Holy Apostles as Our Lord commands, to do, as the Canticle in the Gospel states: “to be a light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel” (Lk. 2:32).

For a much clearer exposition of our Church’s position on the critical issues affecting Orthodoxy today, please read the Clergy Confession approved by our Metropolitan.

November 23, 2021

Creation of Two Vicariates in the Philippines

His Beatitude, Metropolitan John, has approved the creation of two Vicariates in our Church’s Deanery in the Philippines; the Vicariate of Davao and the Vicariate of […]
April 13, 2021

Statement by the Metropolitan on the Covid Medicines / Vaccines

It has become a subject of concern for Orthodox Christians to look into the options for deciding what to do concerning the response to the question […]
March 21, 2020

Concerning Coronavirus and Against Church Closures

With great joy have we received the encyclical of my brother, Metropolitan Angelos of Greece, outlining the prayerful position of our Sister Greek Metropolia.  We endorse […]
March 10, 2020

Continuing Construction of Christ the Saviour Church in Mindanao, Philippines

Finally constructing the roof for Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Purok 1, New Bankerohan, Banate, Malungon, Sarangani Province, Mindanao Philippines. The faithful are currently attending […]
February 13, 2020

Repose of Fr. Ioannis Sumalinog

Shortly before 10:00 o’clock in the evening of February 12, 2020, Philippine Time, the Rev. Fr. Ioannis Sumalinog, a Priest of our Church, reposed in the […]
January 13, 2020

Ordination of Fr. Felix Marlow to the Priesthood

It is with great joy that the Diocese of the British Isles has a new priest. Fr Felix was Ordained on the Forth Sunday of Advent […]
October 7, 2019

Consecration of Bishop Enoch of Apshawa

On Tuesday, September 18th (OS) / October 1st (NS), Hieromonk Enoch was consecrated Vicar-Bishop of Apshawa by His Beatitude, Metropolitan John, His Eminence, Archbishop Gavrilo, His […]
October 7, 2019

Consecration of Bishop James of Whithorn, Dumfries, and the Marches

On Monday, September 17th (OS) / 30th (NS), the Abbot James of the Abbey of Sts. Alban and Aethelwold [Botel Abbey] was consecrated Vicar-Bishop of Whithorn, […]
October 7, 2019

Consecration of Bishop Lazr of Niagra

On September 16 (OS) / 29 (NS), 2019, His Beatitude, Metropolitan John, First Hierarch of the Holy Synod, and His Eminence, Archbishop Gavrilo of Moravia [acting […]
September 23, 2019

Regarding the Departure of Retired Abp. Philip (Cain) and Vicar Bp. Alexios (Blumer)

As of this September, 2019, the ecclesiastical status of retired Abp. Philip (Cain) and Vicar Bp. Alexios (Blumer) was that of a temporary suspension due to […]
June 2, 2019

Visit of Metropolitan John to Avlona

This past Myrrh-Bearers’ Sunday, His Beatitude Metropolitan John visited Avlona, Greece, to concelebrate with other First Hierarchs and other Bishops of our communion of Genuine Orthodox […]
September 22, 2021

Vaccine Exemption Document

The following document was drawn up by His Beatitude, Metropolitan John, in order to help clergy and laity who are having trouble with employers; since, it […]
April 17, 2021

Repose of Metropolitan Angelos of Avlona

This past Feast of the Holy Annunciation, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Angelos of Avlona, reposed in the Lord. His Beatitude had been in ill health for some […]
July 21, 2020

Current Edition of Clergy Confession

The following contained in a pdf format is the form of the Clergy Confession; it constitutes a short exposition of the Orthodox Faith, and those issues […]