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The Second Homily on the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

The Second Homily on the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

On Wednesday evening, December 3nd, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia delivered the second Homily on the Holy Eucharist.

December 4, 2014 | By
Decorating for Christmas 2014

Decorating for Christmas 2014

It’s the blessed time not only to decorate our houses and offices but also to decorate our souls with the spiritual ornaments of fasting, prayer and humility.

December 3, 2014 | By
The Second Homily on the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong

The Second Homily on the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong

The second Homily (The Liturgy of the Word) will be delivered on Wednesday, December 3, 18.30p.m. at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke (704 Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong).

December 2, 2014 | By

OVERSEAS NEWS

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
New Chrismations in Lake Cebu,Philippines

New Chrismations in Lake Cebu,Philippines

On Sunday, March 17,2013, fr.Panharios Borreros visited the Orthodox Community in Lake Cebu, Chrismated catechumens and celebrated the Divine Liturgy.

 

 

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply

FAITH

The Nativity Icon

The Nativity Icon

The birth of Jesus was that moment in history when God sent His only begotten Son to become like us, taking on human flesh for our healing. This miracle of miracles took place though the ascent of Mary whom we call the Theotokos, Birth-giver of God.

December 19, 2014 | By
December 4: Saint John of Damascus, Father and Teacher of the Church

December 4: Saint John of Damascus, Father and Teacher of the Church

Saint John was born in Damascus about the year 675, the son of wealthy and pious parents, of the family of Mansur.

December 4, 2014 | By
December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara

December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara

Saint Barbara was killed by the hand of her own father. He cut off her head because he was a pagan and she could not allow herself to follow those errors.

December 4, 2014 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

Metropolitan Methodios of Boston shares experience of papal trip

Metropolitan Methodios of Boston shares experience of papal trip

Metropolitan Methodios spoke with The Pilot Dec. 5 about his experience of this important ecumenical moment.

December 17, 2014 | By
2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

Pope Francis was enthusiastically greeted with the ringing of church bells upon arrival at the Ecumenical Patriarchate today on the occasion of the celebration of St. Andrew the Apostle, patron saint of the Church of Constantinople, the Byzantine name for present-day Istanbul.

November 30, 2014 | By
Meeting between Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Churches

Meeting between Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Churches

From November 24-25, 2014, a working group of official delegates met with the blessing of His All-Holiness in order to establish a course of action for the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches.

November 28, 2014 | By

ARTICLES

Fr.George Florovsky on Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Fr.George Florovsky on Saint Ignatius of Antioch

The commonly accepted seven letters of St. Ignatius in their shorter form are exceedingly important documents in the history of Christian theology.

December 20, 2014 | By
All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

I can foresee no way in which the teachings of the Orthodox Christian tradition could be affected by the discovery of intelligent beings on another planet. Some of my colleagues feel that even a discussion of the consequences of such a possibility is in itself a waste of time for serious theology and borders on the fringes of foolishness.

November 3, 2014 | By
The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

It is easy to philosophise or theologise about pain but it is difficult to have a proper attitude towards pain when one experiences great pain oneself. I believe it is very presumptuous to talk about pain when one has not experienced it oneself. I think of all our brothers all over the world who are suffering physical, psychological or spiritual pain.

October 15, 2014 | 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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Fr.George Florovsky on Saint Ignatius of Antioch

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Fr.George Florovsky on Saint Ignatius of Antioch

The commonly accepted seven letters of St. Ignatius in their shorter form are exceedingly important documents in the history of Christian theology.

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The Nativity Icon

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The Nativity Icon

The birth of Jesus was that moment in history when God sent His only begotten Son to become like us, taking on human flesh for our healing. This miracle of miracles took place though the ascent of Mary whom we call the Theotokos, Birth-giver of God.

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Metropolitan Methodios of Boston shares experience of papal trip

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Metropolitan Methodios of Boston shares experience of papal trip

Metropolitan Methodios spoke with The Pilot Dec. 5 about his experience of this important ecumenical moment.

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Vesting of an Orthodox Priest

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Vesting of an Orthodox Priest

Before the “Orthros” or Matins (morning prayer), the Priest prepares himself for the Divine Liturgy by special prayers recited outside the Iconostasion (Altar Screen) before the Royal Doors.

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December 4: Saint John of Damascus, Father and Teacher of the Church

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December 4: Saint John of Damascus, Father and Teacher of the Church

Saint John was born in Damascus about the year 675, the son of wealthy and pious parents, of the family of Mansur.

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December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara

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December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara

Saint Barbara was killed by the hand of her own father. He cut off her head because he was a pagan and she could not allow herself to follow those errors.

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The Second Homily on the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

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The Second Homily on the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

On Wednesday evening, December 3nd, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia delivered the second Homily on the Holy Eucharist.

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Decorating for Christmas 2014

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Decorating for Christmas 2014

It’s the blessed time not only to decorate our houses and offices but also to decorate our souls with the spiritual ornaments of fasting, prayer and humility.

READ ON

The Second Homily on the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong

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The Second Homily on the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong

The second Homily (The Liturgy of the Word) will be delivered on Wednesday, December 3, 18.30p.m. at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke (704 Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong).

READ ON

2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

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2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

Pope Francis was enthusiastically greeted with the ringing of church bells upon arrival at the Ecumenical Patriarchate today on the occasion of the celebration of St. Andrew the Apostle, patron saint of the Church of Constantinople, the Byzantine name for present-day Istanbul.

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Meeting between Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Churches

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Meeting between Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Churches

From November 24-25, 2014, a working group of official delegates met with the blessing of His All-Holiness in order to establish a course of action for the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Receive Pope Francis in Constantinople, November 29-30, 2014

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Receive Pope Francis in Constantinople, November 29-30, 2014

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide, will receive Pope Francis on November 29-30, 2014, at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople.

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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple is believed to be not among the most ancient festivals of the Church.

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Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

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Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

This is the first time religious leaders representing so many different religions from a crisis region have come together as one to denounce oppression, marginalization, persecution and killing of people in the name of religion.

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Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

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Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

In the lists of the Twelve disciples who are recorded in the New Testament, the name Matthew is mentioned. He calls himself this in the list of disciples he quotes in his Gospel (Matth. 10, 3), and also in the narrative of his call to the role of apostle.

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The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

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The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

An angel, then, is an intelligent essence, in perpetual motion, with free-will, incorporeal, ministering to God, having obtained by grace an immortal nature…

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All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

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All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

I can foresee no way in which the teachings of the Orthodox Christian tradition could be affected by the discovery of intelligent beings on another planet. Some of my colleagues feel that even a discussion of the consequences of such a possibility is in itself a waste of time for serious theology and borders on the fringes of foolishness.

READ ON

The First Homily by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia on the Holy Eucharist

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The First Homily by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia on the Holy Eucharist

On Wednesday evening, October 22nd, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia delivered the first Homily on the Holy Eucharist.

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Orthodox Homilies by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

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Orthodox Homilies by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia will deliver a series of Homilies on the Holy Eucharist from October to December.

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JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

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JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

The thirteenth meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church was held from 15 to 23 September 2014 in Amman, Jordan, a city with a long history related to the roots of Christianity. The meeting was generously and fraternally hosted by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

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Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires

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Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires

Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki speaks about Material Desires and the Hidden Need of Contemporary People.

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The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

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The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

It is easy to philosophise or theologise about pain but it is difficult to have a proper attitude towards pain when one experiences great pain oneself. I believe it is very presumptuous to talk about pain when one has not experienced it oneself. I think of all our brothers all over the world who are suffering physical, psychological or spiritual pain.

READ ON

The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

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The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

Once a monk asked a certain elder ascetic if the imitation of Christ is possible. The elder’s answer was brief and clear. Whoever is dominated by the things of the world, is unable to imitate Christ. Whoever, however abandons everything for Christ, is granted to imitate Him and to keep His commandments.

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The Work of Christ on the Cross

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The Work of Christ on the Cross

Good Friday, in conjunction with the Resurrection of Christ, is a day of a spiritual explosion, is a spiritual Big-Bang, which did not create a built universe neither became the principle of organic life, but created a situation which is inspired by the new creation and the new birth.

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The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

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The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong.

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