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A Filipino Orthodox Priest Suspended

A Filipino Orthodox Priest Suspended

The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia regret to announce the suspension of Presbyter James Doronela, Priest of the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, Paranaque, Philippines.

January 18, 2015 | By
The Blessing of the Waters in Hong Kong

The Blessing of the Waters in Hong Kong

On January 11, 2015, the Orthodox Community of Hong Kong gathered in Stanley for the celebration of the service of the Blessing of the Waters and the tossing of the Holy Cross into the sea.

January 11, 2015 | By
The Celebration of the Great Feast of Theophany in Hong Kong

The Celebration of the Great Feast of Theophany in Hong Kong

On Monday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Great Feast of Theophany was solemnly celebrated by the Orthodox faithful in Hong Kong.

January 7, 2015 | 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

Saint Anthony the Great (January 17)

Saint Anthony the Great (January 17)

Concerning Antony of Egypt we have more knowledge than of any other saint of this early period, thanks to the biography written by his friend, St. Athanasius. Antony was born in 251 at Coma, a village near Great Heracleopolis in Middle Egypt.

January 17, 2015 | By
Theophany and the Blessing of the Waters

Theophany and the Blessing of the Waters

In Hong Kong the Service of the tossing of the holy cross into the sea will be conducted this year on Sunday, January 11th at 13.00p.m. at Blake Pier in Stanley.

January 5, 2015 | By
Blessed the New Year 2015

Blessed the New Year 2015

On January 1st we commemorate the Circumcision of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ; and, Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea.

December 31, 2014 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

Ecumenical Patriarchate Officially Entered Elder Paisios among the List of Saints

Ecumenical Patriarchate Officially Entered Elder Paisios among the List of Saints

On January 13, 2015, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople officially entered PAISIOS EZNEPIDIS (1924-1994) among the list of saints whose memory the Orthodox Church celebrates.

January 13, 2015 | By
Excerpts from an Interview with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Excerpts from an Interview with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Excerpts from an Interview with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew by the Journalistic Team of the School of Bakogiannis on November 30,2014.

January 9, 2015 | By
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

ARTICLES

Biblical Numerology in Patristic Thought

Biblical Numerology in Patristic Thought

Biblical numerology is a topic discussed in theological literature, where several opinions exist regarding the symbolic use of numbers.

January 16, 2015 | By
Eastern Orthodoxy and the Pope: A Brief History

Eastern Orthodoxy and the Pope: A Brief History

Among the many issues that divide East and West, the papacy is arguably the largest issue that concerns theologians today. This sentiment has been repeated by many Christian leaders, Catholics and Orthodox alike.

January 14, 2015 | By
Testimony by Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol regarding Saint Paisios

Testimony by Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol regarding Saint Paisios

I visited Mount Athos for the first time, and there, together with the rest of my classmates, we visited the Elder, when he resided in his small hut at Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), near Stavronikita Monastery.

January 13, 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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A Filipino Orthodox Priest Suspended

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A Filipino Orthodox Priest Suspended

The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia regret to announce the suspension of Presbyter James Doronela, Priest of the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, Paranaque, Philippines.

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Saint Anthony the Great (January 17)

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Saint Anthony the Great (January 17)

Concerning Antony of Egypt we have more knowledge than of any other saint of this early period, thanks to the biography written by his friend, St. Athanasius. Antony was born in 251 at Coma, a village near Great Heracleopolis in Middle Egypt.

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Biblical Numerology in Patristic Thought

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Biblical Numerology in Patristic Thought

Biblical numerology is a topic discussed in theological literature, where several opinions exist regarding the symbolic use of numbers.

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Eastern Orthodoxy and the Pope: A Brief History

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Eastern Orthodoxy and the Pope: A Brief History

Among the many issues that divide East and West, the papacy is arguably the largest issue that concerns theologians today. This sentiment has been repeated by many Christian leaders, Catholics and Orthodox alike.

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Testimony by Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol regarding Saint Paisios

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Testimony by Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol regarding Saint Paisios

I visited Mount Athos for the first time, and there, together with the rest of my classmates, we visited the Elder, when he resided in his small hut at Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), near Stavronikita Monastery.

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Officially Entered Elder Paisios among the List of Saints

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Officially Entered Elder Paisios among the List of Saints

On January 13, 2015, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople officially entered PAISIOS EZNEPIDIS (1924-1994) among the list of saints whose memory the Orthodox Church celebrates.

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The Blessing of the Waters in Hong Kong

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The Blessing of the Waters in Hong Kong

On January 11, 2015, the Orthodox Community of Hong Kong gathered in Stanley for the celebration of the service of the Blessing of the Waters and the tossing of the Holy Cross into the sea.

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Excerpts from an Interview with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

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Excerpts from an Interview with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Excerpts from an Interview with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew by the Journalistic Team of the School of Bakogiannis on November 30,2014.

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The Celebration of the Great Feast of Theophany in Hong Kong

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The Celebration of the Great Feast of Theophany in Hong Kong

On Monday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Great Feast of Theophany was solemnly celebrated by the Orthodox faithful in Hong Kong.

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The Celebration of New Year in Hong Kong

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The Celebration of New Year in Hong Kong

The Orthodox Community in Hong Kong welcomed the New Year 2015 with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and the blessing of Saint Basil’s Pie.

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Medical Mission in Sumatra

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Medical Mission in Sumatra

In November 2014, a team of 9 volunteers from the Greek Orthodox Christian Society (Greek Archdiocese of Australia) went on a ten-day medical mission trip to Sumatra,Indonesia.

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Theophany and the Blessing of the Waters

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Theophany and the Blessing of the Waters

In Hong Kong the Service of the tossing of the holy cross into the sea will be conducted this year on Sunday, January 11th at 13.00p.m. at Blake Pier in Stanley.

READ ON

Blessed the New Year 2015

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Blessed the New Year 2015

On January 1st we commemorate the Circumcision of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ; and, Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea.

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What Does it Mean to “Go” to Church?

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What Does it Mean to “Go” to Church?

If we’re honest with ourselves, I think most of us would answer yes to these questions: Church is a place we go, a building we visit. Or maybe we think of it as an organization, a kind of religious non-profit.

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Trisagion Service for the Victims of the Lethal Tsunami

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Trisagion Service for the Victims of the Lethal Tsunami

December 26 marks the 10th anniversary of a powerful and deadly earthquake in the eastern Indian Ocean. It caused an ocean wave, or tsunami, so big it destroyed entire coastal communities.

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The Celebration of Christmas in Hong Kong 2014

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The Celebration of Christmas in Hong Kong 2014

Metropolitan Nektarios presided over the Christmas Liturgy in the presence of many faithful at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday evening, December 24th.

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The Second Day of Christmas

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The Second Day of Christmas

The second day of Christmas in the Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Theotokos.

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Patriarchal Proclamation of Christmas 2014

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Patriarchal Proclamation of Christmas 2014

God has appeared on earth and, at the same time, we have seen the perfect mantogether with the inconceivable value of the human person.

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Christmas 2014

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Christmas 2014

Thus, we are commemorating our Lord’s incarnation in order to experience on the one hand His great love for us and on the other to feel great gratitude for all the wonderful things He has granted us.

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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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