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The Holy '''Metropolis of Singapore''', headquartered in Singapore, is an [[eparchy]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]].  The Metropolis was established in January 2008 to encompass Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives Islands, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
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==History==
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On[[ January 9]], 2008, the [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Constantinople decided to divide the western part of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia from the eastern part, thus forming the Holy Metropolis of Singapore which extends further west to encompass South Asia.  At that time, the [[Synod]] did not select a [[bishop]] for the new metropolis.
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On [[November 3]], 2011, the Holy Synod elected the [[Protosyngellos]] of the Metropolis of Hong Kong, [[Archimandrite]] Constantine (Tsilis) as the first Metropolitan of Singapore.
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Fr. Konstantinos became [[chancellor]] under the first Metropolitan of Hong Kong, Met. [[Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia|Nikitas (Lulias)]], and continued under his brother, the present Metropolitan [[Nektarios (Tsilis) of Hong Kong|Nektarios (Tsilis)]]. When Met. Nektarios was elected in 2008, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate divided the Metropolitanate, creating the new Metropolitanate of Singapore.
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*Archimandrite Daniel Toyne is the sole [[priest]] in Singapore.
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*Rev. Fr. Chrysostomos Manalu is the archepiscopal [[vicar]] for Indonesia.
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Rev. Chrysostomos Manalu is a graduate of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (1995). Fr. Chrysostomos has taken many underprivileged children under his care as more and more of the Indonesian people sink into poverty.  He provides them with room and board, food and schooling.  A women medical center, Theological school (St. Paul Theological School) with a boarding house, a Computer School, are also in the works in order to better serve the needs of the area.
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Orthodox parish in Medan:
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St. Demetrios Orthodox church,
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Jl. Kapiten Purba, Simalingkar, Medan
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, Indonesia.
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Tel: 62-61-8368747
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Orthodox Monastery "Theotokos":
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Aghia Sophia Educational Center,
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Tanjung Anom, Kabupaten Deli Serdang,
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North Sumatera, Indonesia.
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Orthodox Church "Agios Ephraim":
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Lae Rias Village, Sumbul Pegagan,
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Dairi regency,
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North Sumatera, Indonesia
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==Former metropolitans==
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*Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias), formerly Metropolitan of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia (when it also encompassed the area now in this Metropolis), now director of the [[Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute]] in Berkeley, California, USA.
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==Related articles==
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*Archimandrite [[Lazarus (Moore)]], [[missionary]] in India 1952-1972.
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==References==
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<references/>
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==External links==
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* [http://orthodox.cn/contemporary/20080109epsynod_en.htm Translation of the announcement establishing the Holy Metropolis of Singapore]
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* [http://www.patriarchate.org/ Official Website of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople]
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====Metropolis of Singapore====
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* [http://www.geocities.com/orthodoxchurchsg Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church] in Singapore.
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http://orthodoxchurch.sg/Welcome.html
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====Exarchate of [[Orthodoxy in Indonesia|Indonesia]]====
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* [http://www.orthodoxindonesia.org/ Orthodox Indonesia - Synaxis]
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* [http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/church_history/byantoro_indonesia.htm    Birth of Orthodoxy in Indonesia]
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* [http://filorthodoxia.googlepages.com/home The Indonesian Orthodox Church]
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====Exarchate of India====
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*[http://www.psoc-cal.org/ Philanthropic Society of the Orthodox Church - Calcutta]
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*[http://www.cs.ust.hk/faculty/dimitris/metro/history_india.html History of the Church in India]
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[[Category:Jurisdictions|Singapore]]
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[[Category:Dioceses|Singapore]]
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[[Category:Ecumenical Patriarchate Dioceses|Singapore]]
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[[fr:Métropole de Singapour]]

Revision as of 05:22, February 16, 2012


The Holy Metropolis of Singapore, headquartered in Singapore, is an eparchy of the Church of Constantinople. The Metropolis was established in January 2008 to encompass Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives Islands, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Contents

History

On January 9, 2008, the Holy Synod of the Church of Constantinople decided to divide the western part of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia from the eastern part, thus forming the Holy Metropolis of Singapore which extends further west to encompass South Asia. At that time, the Synod did not select a bishop for the new metropolis.

On November 3, 2011, the Holy Synod elected the Protosyngellos of the Metropolis of Hong Kong, Archimandrite Constantine (Tsilis) as the first Metropolitan of Singapore.


Fr. Konstantinos became chancellor under the first Metropolitan of Hong Kong, Met. Nikitas (Lulias), and continued under his brother, the present Metropolitan Nektarios (Tsilis). When Met. Nektarios was elected in 2008, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate divided the Metropolitanate, creating the new Metropolitanate of Singapore.


  • Archimandrite Daniel Toyne is the sole priest in Singapore.
  • Rev. Fr. Chrysostomos Manalu is the archepiscopal vicar for Indonesia.

Rev. Chrysostomos Manalu is a graduate of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (1995). Fr. Chrysostomos has taken many underprivileged children under his care as more and more of the Indonesian people sink into poverty. He provides them with room and board, food and schooling. A women medical center, Theological school (St. Paul Theological School) with a boarding house, a Computer School, are also in the works in order to better serve the needs of the area.

Orthodox parish in Medan: St. Demetrios Orthodox church, Jl. Kapiten Purba, Simalingkar, Medan , Indonesia. Tel: 62-61-8368747

Orthodox Monastery "Theotokos": Aghia Sophia Educational Center, Tanjung Anom, Kabupaten Deli Serdang, North Sumatera, Indonesia.

Orthodox Church "Agios Ephraim": Lae Rias Village, Sumbul Pegagan, Dairi regency, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Former metropolitans

  • Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias), formerly Metropolitan of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia (when it also encompassed the area now in this Metropolis), now director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley, California, USA.

Related articles

References


External links

Metropolis of Singapore

http://orthodoxchurch.sg/Welcome.html

Exarchate of Indonesia

Exarchate of India

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