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Ekklesia Orthodoxia

April 2015

Vol. I No. 1
April 2015

The Official Publication of the Greek Orthodox Church of


EphesusArchdiocese of Manila and all-Philippines

Archbishop celebrates elevation with charity


His
Eminence
Immanue l (Archb ish op
Emerson Beriones) celebrated
his first year of elevation to
the Holy Episcopate by
providing a welfare mission at
Marikina Heights, Marikina
City, April 29.
During the episcopal
mission, free medical checkups were given to the people
in the barangay as well as
medicine, provided by the
Marikina City Government
and the Department of Health.
The Civil Military
Operations Group of the
Philippine Army also assisted
in the mission by providing

free haircut to the attendees.


Some groups also
provided entertainment to the
attendees such as the SOG
Dance Battalion.
The mission is a way

of thanksgiving of the
Archbishop to the people of
Marikina City.
The Archbishop was
elevated to the Holy
Episcopate on April 30, 2014.

Archdiocese adopts Filipino


St. John Chrysostom liturgy
The Archdiocese of
Manila and all-Philippines of
the Greek Orthodox Church

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publication of the Greek Orthodox of
Ephesus-Archdiocese of Manila and all
-Philippines.
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of Ephesus recently adopted a


Filipino translation of the
Liturgy of St. John
Chrysostom.
The
Filipino
translation of the liturgy was
c o m m i s s i o n e d b y H is
Eminence
Immanuel
(Archbishop Emerson
Beriones) to Bro. Timothy
Justin Francisco. The official
copy was handed over on
March 15.
The Liturgy of St.
John Chrysostom is the one of
the liturgies used by the
Orthodox Church worldwide
in celebrating the Divine
Liturgy, developed by St. John

Chrysostom.
The translation is the
first in the Philippines; no
such translation in Filipino
exists in the Orthodox world

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Presbyters Job II,


Iosephus elected as
new bishops
Archdiocese adopts
Filipino Liturgy of St.
John Chrysostom

Archbishop
Immanuels Great
Pascha message
Archbishop
celebrates elevation
with charity

Ekklesia Orthodoxia

April 2015

Archdiocese convenes
1st Clergy meeting
The Greek Orthodox
Church
of
EphesusArchdiocese of Manila and
all-Philippines, under the
stewardship of His Eminence
Immanuel
(Archbishop
Emerson
Beriones),
conducted the First Clergy
Meeting coincided with the
celebration of the Great
Pascha or Easter at Barangka
Elementary School, Marikina
City, April 12.
The clergy attendees
during the meeting were His
Grace Veniamin (Bishop
Benjamin Lazaro), His Grace
Petrus
(Bishop
Harry
Samaniego), and Presbyter
Job II (Very Rev. Romeo
Pancho, Sr.). Also with the
clergy were the missionaries

His Eminence Immanuel presides over the Archdiocesan Oath of the


clergy

headed by Sr. Irene Beriones


and acting Chancellor Bro.
Timothy Justin Francisco.
The topics discussed
during the meeting are about
the new leadership of the
Archdiocese, the proposed
fundraising programs of the
Archdiocese, the missionary
activities of the Church, the

The leadership: (L-R) Bro. Timothy Francisco, His Grace Veniamin,


His Eminence Immanuel, His Grace Petrus, and Presbyter Job II.

planned visit of His AllHoliness Avel, Patriarch of


Ephesus and all-Americas,
and other planned activities
in the Archdiocese.
Under the mandate
of His All-Holiness Avel, an
election of additional bishops
was
facilitated
wherein
Presbyters Job II and
Iosephus (Very Rev. Jose
Rafallo) were elected by the
attendees.
As a testament of
their loyalty to the Church,
the clergy also swore the
Archdiocesan Oath during
the proceedings.
The meeting will be
every month, in order to
closely monitor the growth
and development of the
Archdiocese.

April 2015

Ekklesia Orthodoxia

Archbishops Great Pascha message


The celebration of
the Great Pascha or the
resurrection of our Lord
Jesus Christ is considered as
one of the highlighted events
in the Orthodox Church. On
Great Pascha, our Lord
shows us His victory over
evil, His sacrifice, and His
self-denial for the remission
of our sins.
We should really be
glad
for
we
again
commemorate the Great
Pascha,
which
is
the
realization of Gods prophecy
because of His love for us.
Due to the present
period that we are in, we
sometimes thought that
happiness can be found in
material things, especially

ARCHBISHOPS
CORNER
His Eminence Immanuel
(Archbishop Emerson Beriones)

money and that the evil


deeds of others merit also
evil deeds. Let us remember
that in Jesus life and passion,
he showed to us that we
should shun worldly things
and try our very best to live
a holy life. We should also
shun all evils and pray for
the people who threw stones

at us, in any way it is done; as


the Lord said while nailed on
the cross, Father, forgive
them for they dont know
what they are doing. (Luke
23:34)
Let us also always
exemplify the lessons from
Jesus Christ because in
walking the talk, it makes the
Lord alive again into our
hearts and souls.
Again, I, together
with all the servants of the
Lord with me, convey my
warm greetings of a blissful
Great Pascha.
Christ has risen! Indeed
he is risen!
His Eminence IMMANUEL
Archbishop of Manila and allPhilippines

Presbyters Job II, Iosephus


elected as new bishops

Presbyter Job II gives a speech


after his election as bishop.

Presbyters Job II
(Very Rev. Romeo Pancho,
Sr.) and Iosephus (Very Rev.
Jose Rafallo) were elected as
new bishops during the first
Clergy meeting held at Barangka Elementary School,
Marikina City, April 12.

The
bishops-elect
were elected during an election
mandated by His All-Holiness
Avel, Patriarch of Ephesus and
all-Americas.
Presbyter Job II is the
apostolic administrator of the
Antipolo City congregation

and Presbyter Iosephus is the


apostolic administrator of
Caloocan City congregation.
During the vote, only
Presbyter Job II was present
while Presbyter Iosephus was
elected in absentia, a situation
allowed by the Orthodox Canons.
The details of elevation of the two newly elected
bishops are to be announced
by the Chancery after the finalization of arrangements with
the bishops-elect.