Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

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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]].  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.
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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.
  
  

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

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Exarchate of Taiwan

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