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The '''Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia''', headquartered in Hong Kong, is an [[eparchy]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]].  Its current [[bishop]] is His Eminence [[Nikitas (Lulias) of Hong Kong|Nikitas (Lulias)]], [[Metropolitan]] of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, which includes Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan.
 
 
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name=Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia|
 
name=Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia|
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type=Metropolis|
 
type=Metropolis|
 
founded=1996|
 
founded=1996|
bishop=[[Nikitas (Lulias) of Hong Kong|Metr. Nikitas]]|
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bishop=Metr. [[Nektarios (Tsilis) of Hong Kong|Nektarios]]|
 
see=Hong Kong|
 
see=Hong Kong|
 
hq=Hong Kong|
 
hq=Hong Kong|
territory=Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan|
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territory=Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Southeast Asia|
 
language=English, Greek, other native languages|
 
language=English, Greek, other native languages|
 
music=[[Byzantine Chant]]|
 
music=[[Byzantine Chant]]|
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website=[http://www.omhksea.org/ OMHKSEA]
 
website=[http://www.omhksea.org/ OMHKSEA]
 
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== History ==
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The '''Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia''' (OMHKSEA), headquartered in Hong Kong, is an [[eparchy]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]].  Metropolitan [[Nektarios (Tsilis) of Hong Kong]] is the ruling bishop of this [[see]] which includes Hong Kong, the [[Orthodoxy in the Philippines|Philippines]], Taiwan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
  
== Recent History ==
 
  
==Organization==
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==History==
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is treated as one single archdiocese with five archdiocesan districts: New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory; Victoria and Tasmania; South Australia and the Northern Territory; Queensland and New Guinea; and Western Australia.  To assist the archbishop, he has an amount of assistant bishops - currently three, but in previous times as many as five.  There are 118 [[parish]]es and communities across Australia, and approximately 300,000 [[faithful]] in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
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Between its 1997 establishment and [[January 8]], 2008, this metropolitanate was comprised of the exarchates of Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore, and was shepherded by Metropolitan [[Nikitas (Lulias)|Nikitas of Hong Kong]].
  
The Archdiocese also includes 6 [[monasticism|monasteries]].  The largest male monastery is the Holy [[Monastery of Pantanassa (Mangrove, Australia)|Monastery of Pantanassa]] in New South Wales, and the largest female monastery is the Holy [[Monastery of Gorgoepikoos (Geelong, Australia)|Monastery of Gorgoepikoos]] in Victoria.  In 1982, the archdiocese began the St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College in Sydney, where Archbishop Stylianos currently serves as dean and Bishop Seraphim as sub-dean.  As the lone theological college in Australasia, it often accepts students of other jurisdictions.
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==Recent history==
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After his transfer to be the director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, the Holy Synod of the [[Church of Constantinople]] elected Archimandrite [[Nektarios (Tsilis)]] as the next Metropolitan of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, and essentially divided the metropolis into two separate metropolis'.  The Metropolis of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia now encompasses Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, and the new [[Metropolis of Singapore|Holy Metropolis of Singapore]] encompassing Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives Islands, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
  
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is also a founding member of [[SCCOCA]].
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Metropolitan Nektarios was enthroned on March 1, 2008, by Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
  
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== The Episcopacy ==
 
== The Episcopacy ==
[[Image:Metr._Nikitas_of_Hong_Kong.jpg|left|thumb|100px|Metr. Nikitas]]
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The ruling bishop of the Metropolitanate is Metropolitan [[Nektarios (Tsilis) of Hong Kong]] and Southeast Asia.
*Metropolitan [[Nikitas (Lulias) of Hong Kong|Nikitas (Lulias)]] of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia has held this position from 1999-2007. He is currently serving as the director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley, California. The chancellor of the The Chancellor of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia, Archimandrite Konstantinos Tsilis, is guiding the Metropolitanate in his absence, until he returns or another bishop is selected.
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*Archimandrite [[Daniel (Toyne)]] is the sole priest in Singapore.
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:*The current administrator of the Metropolitanate is the [[Protosyngellos|Chancellor]], [[Archimandrite]] [[Konstantinos (Tsilis)]]
*Archimandrite [[Jonah (Mourtos)]] is the sole priest in Taiwan.
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:*Rev Fr [[Nikitas (Mellios)]] is the vicar for the Philippines.
*Vicar [[Nikitas (Mellios)]] is the senior active priest in the Philippines.
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:*Archimandrite [[Jonah (Mourtos)]] is the sole priest in Taiwan.
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==Former metropolitans==
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*Metropolitan [[Nikitas (Lulias)]], now director of the [[Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute]] in Berkeley, California, USA.
  
 
==Related articles==
 
==Related articles==
 
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*[[Metropolis of Singapore|Holy Metropolis of Singapore]], formed in 2008 by dividing the original territory of the OMHKSEA.
 
*Archimandrite [[Lazarus (Moore)]], missionary in India 1952-1972.
 
*Archimandrite [[Lazarus (Moore)]], missionary in India 1952-1972.
 
*Archimandrite [[Philemon (Castro)]], priest in the Philippines.
 
*Archimandrite [[Philemon (Castro)]], priest in the Philippines.
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* [http://www.omhksea.org Official Website of the Metropolitanate]
 
* [http://www.omhksea.org Official Website of the Metropolitanate]
 
* [http://www.patriarchate.org/ Official Website of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople]
 
* [http://www.patriarchate.org/ Official Website of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople]
 
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* [http://orthodox.cn/contemporary/20080109epsynod_en.htm Translation of the announcement that established the Holy Metropolis of Singapore as separate from the OMHKSEA]
====Exarchate of Singapore====
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* [http://www.geocities.com/orthodoxchurchsg Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church] in Singapore.
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====Exarchate of Taiwan====
 
====Exarchate of Taiwan====
* [http://www.orthodox.com.tw/ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church] in Taiwan.
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*[http://www.orthodox.com.tw/ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church] in Taiwan
* [http://flickr.com/photos/90309235@N00/116898662/in/set-72057594089294852/ Orthodox Christian Liturgy in Taipei, Pascha 2004]
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*[http://flickr.com/photos/90309235@N00/116898662/in/set-72057594089294852/ Orthodox Christian Liturgy in Taipei, Pascha 2004]
 
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====Exarchate of the [[Orthodoxy in the Philippines|Philippines]]====
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* [http://filorthodoxia.googlepages.com/church.htm History of the First Filipino Orthodox Community in the Philippines.]
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* [http://www.exarchate.uni.cc/ Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral]
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* [http://www.hri.org/forum/life/adamson.html/ Greeks in the Philippines & Their Contribution to the Country]
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====Exarchate of [[Orthodoxy in Indonesia|Indonesia]]====
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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:Ecumenical Patriarchate Dioceses|Hong Kong and Southeast Asia]]
 
[[Category:Ecumenical Patriarchate Dioceses|Hong Kong and Southeast Asia]]
 
[[Category:Orthodoxy in China]]
 
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Revision as of 00:57, May 20, 2009

Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
Jurisdiction Constantinople
Diocese type Metropolis
Founded 1996
Current bishop Metr. Nektarios
See(s) Hong Kong
Headquarters Hong Kong
Territory Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Southeast Asia
Liturgical language(s) English, Greek, other native languages
Musical tradition Byzantine Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Population estimate unknown
Official website OMHKSEA


The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia (OMHKSEA), headquartered in Hong Kong, is an eparchy of the Church of Constantinople. Metropolitan Nektarios (Tsilis) of Hong Kong is the ruling bishop of this see which includes Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.


History

Between its 1997 establishment and January 8, 2008, this metropolitanate was comprised of the exarchates of Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore, and was shepherded by Metropolitan Nikitas of Hong Kong.

Recent history

After his transfer to be the director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, the Holy Synod of the Church of Constantinople elected Archimandrite Nektarios (Tsilis) as the next Metropolitan of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, and essentially divided the metropolis into two separate metropolis'. The Metropolis of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia now encompasses Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, and the new Holy Metropolis of Singapore encompassing Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives Islands, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Metropolitan Nektarios was enthroned on March 1, 2008, by Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The Episcopacy

The ruling bishop of the Metropolitanate is Metropolitan Nektarios (Tsilis) of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.


Former metropolitans

Related articles

External links

Exarchate of Taiwan

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