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Orthodoxy in the Philippines

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1600s - Greek Orthodox Christians: additonal extracts from "Historia de Philippinas" by the 18th century Jesuit Historian Murillo Velarde. Russians & Syrians were not mentioned this account.
== Arrival of Orthodoxy ==
===1600s - Greek Orthodox Christians===
It appears that the Greeks were the first Orthodox Christians on the island. An eighteenth century document written by a Jesuit historian describing their order’s missionary labors in the Philippines records the presence of Greek settlers in the Philippine capital city of Manila as early as 1618. [;cc=philamer;q1=morenos;rgn=full%20text;idno=afk2830.0001.044;didno=AFK2830.0001.044;view=image;seq=31;page=root;size=s;frm=frameset;] The Jesuit historian Murillo Velarde wrote in his book ''Historia de Philipinas'' (published in Manila, 1749): "I believe that there is no city in the world in which so many nationalities come together as here....There are a considerable number of Armenians, and some Persians; and Tartars, Macedonians, Turks, and that he who spends an afternoon on the ''tuley'' or bridge of Manila will see all these nationalities pass by him, behold their costumes, and hear their languages - something which cannot be done in any other city in the entire Spanish monarchy, and hardly in any other region in all the world."[;cc=philamer;q1=morenos;rgn=full%20text;idno=afk2830.0001.044;didno=AFK2830.0001.044;view=image;seq=33;page=root;size=s;frm=frameset;]
===1930s - Russian Orthodox Christians===

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