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Encyclical of Metropolitan Nektarios about a non canonical missionary in Philippines

Encyclical of Metropolitan Nektarios about a non canonical missionary in Philippines

Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia to the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the members of the Orthodox Communities of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia

March 18, 2015 | By
The celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

The celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

On Sunday, March 15, the Sunday of the Great Lent dedicated to the Holy Cross, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong.

March 15, 2015 | By
Metropolitan Nektarios participates in the calling on the international community to act against climate change

Metropolitan Nektarios participates in the calling on the international community to act against climate change

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia participates in the calling on the international community to act against the climate change.

March 3, 2015 | By

OVERSEAS NEWS

Graduation Day in Masbate, Philippines

Graduation Day in Masbate, Philippines

Today was a special day for our Kindergarten in Masbate, Philippines. Graduation Day! The Kindergarten is run by the Monastery of Nativity of the Theotokos, Masbate.

March 21, 2015 | By
Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

The heavy flood caused damages to the Orthodox church of Theotokos in Wazirabad and to the Orthodox church of Saint Alexander in Lahore.

September 8, 2014 | By
Free Medical Examinations and Medicines to the Blaan Tribe in Philippines.

Free Medical Examinations and Medicines to the Blaan Tribe in Philippines.

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, two doctors, 2 nurses and staff and 3 student volunteers participated at a Medical Philanthropic Project which was organized by the Orthodox Communities in Southern Mindanao, Philippines.

July 24, 2014 | By

FAITH

Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

Who was the author of the Akathist Hymn? To this question there has not been given an answer till this day which would not be disputed.

March 28, 2015 | By
The Who’s Who of the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

The Who’s Who of the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

As we approach Great Lent, the time given to us specifically for repentance, the Church gives us a whole host of images to help us.

March 23, 2015 | By
The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

With this incident, the Fathers of the Church saw the foreshadowing of the Theotokos. The Virgin accepted the dew of Heaven from above, namely the Holy Spirit.

March 16, 2015 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

The Patriarch in Ankara on World Down Syndrome Day

The Patriarch in Ankara on World Down Syndrome Day

Amongst an enthusiastic round of applause, His All-Holiness offered three wheel-chairs to assist the disabled and then departed to return to Constantinople after midnight.

March 28, 2015 | By
Reflections by Ecumenical Patriarch at the Forum in Philippines

Reflections by Ecumenical Patriarch at the Forum in Philippines

Many of you may be surprised that a religious leader concerned with “spiritual” values is accompanying a political leader involved with “secular” issues.

February 28, 2015 | By
BUILDING BRIDGES: Interfaith Dialogue, Ecological Awareness, and Culture of Solidarity

BUILDING BRIDGES: Interfaith Dialogue, Ecological Awareness, and Culture of Solidarity

Our Church has traditionally sought to build bridges between diverse faiths, cultures and peoples, between humanity and the natural environment, as well as to promote peace and solidarity in the name of God and for the sake of the human person.

February 11, 2015 | By

ARTICLES

Priesthood and Sacrifice

Priesthood and Sacrifice

In today’s readings, the Church invites us to contemplate the mystery of the Holy Cross in light of the high-priestly ministry of Jesus Christ.

March 17, 2015 | By
The Cross, the Archpriest Christ’s Symbol of Redemption

The Cross, the Archpriest Christ’s Symbol of Redemption

The feast of the Veneration of the Cross is undoubtedly one of the greatest in Orthodoxy and is especially loved and honoured by members of the Church.

March 16, 2015 | By
Holiness and Martyrdom in our Times: An Interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

Holiness and Martyrdom in our Times: An Interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

Holiness, asceticism, discernment and martyrdom are great riches of our Church that move us, attract us, transform us and save us from the distractions and lies of this world in every era.

March 9, 2015 | By

LIFE IN ASIA

China will construct a “Chinese Christian Theology” suitable for the country

China will construct a “Chinese Christian Theology” suitable for the country

China will construct a “Chinese Christian theology” suitable for the country, state media reported on Thursday, as both the number of believers and tensions with the authorities are on the rise. China has between 23 million and 40 million Protestants, accounting for 1.7 to 2.9 per cent of the total population, the state-run China Daily said, citing figures given at a seminar in Shanghai.

August 8, 2014 | By
Typhoons Matmo and Rammasun

Typhoons Matmo and Rammasun

A major storm that is forecast to become a severe typhoon is churning its way across the Pacific on a path that could see it strike Taiwan as soon as Wednesday.

July 21, 2014 | By
One in Three Old People in Hong Kong are Living Below the Poverty Line

One in Three Old People in Hong Kong are Living Below the Poverty Line

Large-scale poverty is now endemic in Hong Kong as the gap between rich and poor widens, with old people the hardest hit, according to one of the city’s oldest and most respected NGOs.

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, which has been tracking poverty in the city […]

January 28, 2013 | By | Reply

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The Patriarch in Ankara on World Down Syndrome Day

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The Patriarch in Ankara on World Down Syndrome Day

Amongst an enthusiastic round of applause, His All-Holiness offered three wheel-chairs to assist the disabled and then departed to return to Constantinople after midnight.

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Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

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Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

Who was the author of the Akathist Hymn? To this question there has not been given an answer till this day which would not be disputed.

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The Who’s Who of the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

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The Who’s Who of the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

As we approach Great Lent, the time given to us specifically for repentance, the Church gives us a whole host of images to help us.

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Graduation Day in Masbate, Philippines

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Graduation Day in Masbate, Philippines

Today was a special day for our Kindergarten in Masbate, Philippines. Graduation Day! The Kindergarten is run by the Monastery of Nativity of the Theotokos, Masbate.

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Fr.Thomas Hopko on How to Pray

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Fr.Thomas Hopko on How to Pray

A lecture by fr.Thomas Hopko on How to Pray.

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Encyclical of Metropolitan Nektarios about a non canonical missionary in Philippines

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Encyclical of Metropolitan Nektarios about a non canonical missionary in Philippines

Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia to the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the members of the Orthodox Communities of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia

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Priesthood and Sacrifice

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Priesthood and Sacrifice

In today’s readings, the Church invites us to contemplate the mystery of the Holy Cross in light of the high-priestly ministry of Jesus Christ.

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The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

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The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

With this incident, the Fathers of the Church saw the foreshadowing of the Theotokos. The Virgin accepted the dew of Heaven from above, namely the Holy Spirit.

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The Cross, the Archpriest Christ’s Symbol of Redemption

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The Cross, the Archpriest Christ’s Symbol of Redemption

The feast of the Veneration of the Cross is undoubtedly one of the greatest in Orthodoxy and is especially loved and honoured by members of the Church.

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The celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

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The celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

On Sunday, March 15, the Sunday of the Great Lent dedicated to the Holy Cross, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong.

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Bearing the Shame of Confession

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Bearing the Shame of Confession

In taking the steps which you have presented to us, the most difficult thing, I think, is to overcome the fear of shame. This is what I try to do in my parish.

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“Descent” as a way of meeting God

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“Descent” as a way of meeting God

“Descent” as a way of Meeting God. Archimandrite Zacharias from Forerunner’s Holy Monastery, Essex, explains how “Descent” is a perfect way to meet God’s Person.

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The Experience of Orthodox Life

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The Experience of Orthodox Life

The experience of the Orthodox Life. Elder Ephraim from Simonos Petra Monastery, Mt Athos, speaks about the depth of Orthodox spiritual life.

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The Prayer of Manasseh, King of Judah

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The Prayer of Manasseh, King of Judah

This prayer of Manasseh is read during the Great Apodeipnon service (Great Compline) beginning with the evening of the Monday after Cheesefare Sunday (Clean Monday).

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Are there Virtuous Lay People in contemporary world?

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Are there Virtuous Lay People in contemporary world?

Are there virtuous lay people in contemporary world? Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol explains why still exist saint people in today’s world.

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Holiness and Martyrdom in our Times: An Interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

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Holiness and Martyrdom in our Times: An Interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

Holiness, asceticism, discernment and martyrdom are great riches of our Church that move us, attract us, transform us and save us from the distractions and lies of this world in every era.

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The Forty Martys of Sevaste (Sebastia)

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The Forty Martys of Sevaste (Sebastia)

It was one of the strangest episodes in all of military and Christian history–an army killing its own best soldiers. The time: A.D. 320. The place: Sevaste, in present-day Turkey. The issue: Would Christian soldiers obey and bow to pagan gods?

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The Theotokos as the Throne of God

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The Theotokos as the Throne of God

The Panagia is a Throne. She is a glorified throne, in the words of Saint John of Damascus. “Rejoice, throne of God, glorified and pure; Rejoice, spacious palace.”

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The Icon in East and West

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The Icon in East and West

The Orthodox Church does not rely on intellectualism, rationalism or moralism, but on the revelational experience of the Prophets, Apostles and Holy Fathers.

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Metropolitan Nektarios participates in the calling on the international community to act against climate change

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Metropolitan Nektarios participates in the calling on the international community to act against climate change

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia participates in the calling on the international community to act against the climate change.

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Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong visits Philippines

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Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong visits Philippines

On February 26-27,2015, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia visited Philippines.

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The celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy in Hong Kong (2015)

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The celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy in Hong Kong (2015)

On Sunday, March 1, Sunday of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia, assisted by Fr.Jeffry Yang, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong.

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Reflections by Ecumenical Patriarch at the Forum in Philippines

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Reflections by Ecumenical Patriarch at the Forum in Philippines

Many of you may be surprised that a religious leader concerned with “spiritual” values is accompanying a political leader involved with “secular” issues.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew invited to accompany President Hollande to the Philippines

Filed in News by on February 28, 2015 • views: 196
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew invited to accompany President Hollande to the Philippines

From February 26-27, 2015, His All-Holiness accompanied French President François Hollande on his official state visit to the Philippines, together with Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and Rev. Archdeacon John Chryssavgis.

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Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

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Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

St Polycarp was one of the most illustrious of the apostolic fathers, who, being the immediate disciples of the apostles, received instructions from their mouths, and inherited of them the spirit of Christ in a degree so much the more eminent as they lived nearer the fountain head.

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