Retired Bishop of the Philippines and Biblical Scholar to Speak at Foundry March 3

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bishop AricheaBishop Daniel C. Arichea, Jr., of the Philippines will speak at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, Sunday, March 3, at the 9:30 and 11 AM worship services.

Bishop Arichea was elected to the episcopacy in 1994 and served as bishop of the Baguio Episcopal Area in the Philippines until 2000. He was recalled to active service as the bishop of the Middle Philippines Annual Conference in January 2010, an assignment he has just completed. In addition to his recent recall to active service as a bishop, he is  bishop-in-residence at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC, and Union Theological Seminary in the Philippines where he also teaches New Testament studies.

Before being elected a bishop, he served churches in Bataan and Manila and then joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary. He was later a translation consultant for the United Bible Societies , and served in that capacity in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and Indonesia and Malaysia. In 1987 he moved to Hong Kong to assume the office of Regional Transition Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Region. 

The schools he attended include the University of the Philippines, Union Theological Seminary and Duke University  where he earned a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies. He also studied linguistics at Ohio State University and was a visiting scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary.

He is married to Ruth Cabralda Mandac, and their marriage is blessed with three children, Miriam, Stephen, and Michael, and three grandchildren.

His son Michael Arichea is a member of the Foundry Church choir and often enhances worship at Foundry with flute solos.

Foundry United Methodist church is located at 16th and P Streets in Northwest Washington, DC. Reimbursed parking is available for visitors at the Colonial Parking Garage on P Street between 16th and 17th streets.