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Orthodoxy in the Philippines

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Orthodoxy in the Philippines today
Within the Ecumenical Patriarchate's [[Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia]], there are currently three Filipino Orthodox priests in the Philippines under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and are administratively under an ecclesiastical vicar from Greece. In these communities, the Divine Liturgy and other Orthodox worship services are said in English, Greek and Filipino.
---- Antioch and the Philippines In 1994, the first Filipino priest was ordained under Metropolitan Archbishop Antonio of Mexico along with two Filipino nuns.  In 2007, Metropolitan Archbishop Paul (Saliba, Primate of Australia and New Zealand, ) established the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission in the Philippines under within the authority given to him by Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand (as per the Holy and Sacred Synod of Antioch). It currently has At present, there are two mission areas in MetroManila. Metro Manila
There are also some [[Independent Orthodox churches|independent groups]] in the Philippines that use the term ''Orthodox'' in their names but are not in communion with or are recognized by any canonical Orthodox church.
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