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Hong Kong Christian Council representatives meet with Metropolitan Nektarios

Hong Kong Christian Council representatives meet with Metropolitan Nektarios

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, representatives from Hong Kong Christian Council visited Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia in his office.

June 30, 2015 | By
A group from the Methodist Church visit Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral

A group from the Methodist Church visit Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral

On Saturday, June 13, 2015 a group from the Methodist Church visited Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral.

June 13, 2015 | By
“China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs…”

“China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs…”

China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs, who continually lift their hands in prayer for her. The good earth of China bore fruit, the God-loving Martyrs.

June 12, 2015 | By

OVERSEAS NEWS

Celebration of the feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Pasay City,Philippines

Celebration of the feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Pasay City,Philippines

The Orthodox community in Mulawin, Pasay City celebrated its patronal feast day with great solemnity.

June 29, 2015 | By
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

FAITH

August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

Our Mother, the Church, is again inviting us to celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and Mother of our God.

August 1, 2015 | By
The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Why I changed my mind

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Why I changed my mind

Mary is a touchy subject for Protestants. I get it. Really, I get it. The majority of my life I sat in the pews of a very conservative Protestant Church with very Protestant views of Mary.

July 27, 2015 | By
Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna

Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna

St Apollinaris was a disciple of the Apostle Peter, whom he followed from Antioch to Rome sometime during the reign of the Roman emperor Claudius (41-54).

July 23, 2015 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

Metropolitan Zizioulas: “Laudato Si’ is an occasion of great joy and satisfaction for the Orthodox”

Metropolitan Zizioulas: “Laudato Si’ is an occasion of great joy and satisfaction for the Orthodox”

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon’s address for the launch of Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical Laudato Si’.

June 18, 2015 | By
Halki Summit II: Reconciling Sacredness and Beauty

Halki Summit II: Reconciling Sacredness and Beauty

Science and theology for a long time seemed to be in search of different sorts of truth, as if there were not one truth . . . This resulted in making truth subject to a dichotomy between the transcendent and the immanent.

June 10, 2015 | By
Halki Summit II: Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Halki Summit II: Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

This is precisely how we welcome all of you to the second Halki Summit, organized under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in close association and cooperation with Southern New Hampshire University.

June 10, 2015 | By

ARTICLES

Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

The Holy Chrysostom, the fruit of Antioch who once glorified the Patriarchal throne of the capital of Byzantium, is rightfully included amongst the greatest pedagogues of all time.

July 31, 2015 | By
Could the earliest Churches have seriously been so fancy and formal?

Could the earliest Churches have seriously been so fancy and formal?

Let us begin this investigation by considering the scene in which the first Jewish followers of Christ found themselves after Pentecost.

July 27, 2015 | By
Marriage is a school for many virtues

Marriage is a school for many virtues

To love one’s spouse for as long as we both shall live certainly does not mean that one feels warm and fuzzy about one’s spouse as long as both are alive.

July 20, 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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August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

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August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

Our Mother, the Church, is again inviting us to celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and Mother of our God.

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Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

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Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

The Holy Chrysostom, the fruit of Antioch who once glorified the Patriarchal throne of the capital of Byzantium, is rightfully included amongst the greatest pedagogues of all time.

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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Why I changed my mind

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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Why I changed my mind

Mary is a touchy subject for Protestants. I get it. Really, I get it. The majority of my life I sat in the pews of a very conservative Protestant Church with very Protestant views of Mary.

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Could the earliest Churches have seriously been so fancy and formal?

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Could the earliest Churches have seriously been so fancy and formal?

Let us begin this investigation by considering the scene in which the first Jewish followers of Christ found themselves after Pentecost.

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Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna

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Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna

St Apollinaris was a disciple of the Apostle Peter, whom he followed from Antioch to Rome sometime during the reign of the Roman emperor Claudius (41-54).

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Marriage: The Great Sacrament

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Marriage: The Great Sacrament

Nobody would dispute that the most important day in a person’s life, after his birth and baptism, is that of his marriage.

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Marriage is a school for many virtues

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Marriage is a school for many virtues

To love one’s spouse for as long as we both shall live certainly does not mean that one feels warm and fuzzy about one’s spouse as long as both are alive.

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Saint Romanos the Melodist on Prophet Elijah

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Saint Romanos the Melodist on Prophet Elijah

This Kontakion, a form of sung sermon, was composed by Saint Romanos the Melodist around 500. Note how Saint Romanos explains the prophet’s ascent in the last verses.

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Animated map shows how religions spread across the world

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Animated map shows how religions spread across the world

This animated map shows how religion spread across the world.

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The cry of those that are weary and burdened

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The cry of those that are weary and burdened

The Holy and Great Church of Christ carefully hears the cry of those that are weary and burdened, of victims of injustice, poverty and violence.

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Saint Nikodemos of Mount Athos

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Saint Nikodemos of Mount Athos

Saint Nikodemos the Haghiorite is an offspring of the island of Naxos in the Cyclades Islands. While young, he studied Greek letters in Smyrne under Ierotheos the Teacher.

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First Lesson Ecclesiastical Music

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First Lesson Ecclesiastical Music

First Lesson Ecclesiastical Music. Examples included.

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Hong Kong Christian Council representatives meet with Metropolitan Nektarios

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Hong Kong Christian Council representatives meet with Metropolitan Nektarios

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, representatives from Hong Kong Christian Council visited Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia in his office.

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Celebration of the feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Pasay City,Philippines

Filed in Overseas News by on June 29, 2015 • views: 140
Celebration of the feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Pasay City,Philippines

The Orthodox community in Mulawin, Pasay City celebrated its patronal feast day with great solemnity.

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The Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (June 29)

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The Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (June 29)

Peter, the teacher of the apostles; Paul, who is known to the world, and who partakes with the powers above.

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Pentecost, Holy Spirit and Church

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Pentecost, Holy Spirit and Church

On Pentecost day the presence of the Church in the world is activated, for which reason it is considered as her birthday, the moment of the appearance in history.

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Metropolitan Zizioulas: “Laudato Si’ is an occasion of great joy and satisfaction for the Orthodox”

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on June 18, 2015 • views: 176
Metropolitan Zizioulas: “Laudato Si’ is an occasion of great joy and satisfaction for the Orthodox”

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon’s address for the launch of Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical Laudato Si’.

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Projector Screens in an Orthodox Church?

Filed in Articles by on June 18, 2015 • views: 244
Projector Screens in an Orthodox Church?

Our goal in liturgy is not to mindlessly recite prayers, neither is it to listen to someone else recite the prayers, but rather, it is to experience communion with God and with the body of Christ, that being the Church.

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Yoga and the Christian Faith

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Yoga and the Christian Faith

I was born a Hindu, became a Christian at the age of 22 and have been an Orthodox Christian for ten years. I was brought up with yoga.

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The sign of the Cross

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The sign of the Cross

To make the sign of the cross, Orthodox Christians lift the right hand and touch the forehead, the lower chest or abdomen, the right shoulder, and the left shoulder.

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A group from the Methodist Church visit Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral

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A group from the Methodist Church visit Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral

On Saturday, June 13, 2015 a group from the Methodist Church visited Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral.

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“China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs…”

Filed in News by on June 12, 2015 • views: 244
“China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs…”

China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs, who continually lift their hands in prayer for her. The good earth of China bore fruit, the God-loving Martyrs.

READ ON

The Church as a Therapeutic Centre

Filed in Articles by on June 10, 2015 • views: 174
The Church as a Therapeutic Centre

All these textbooks show that the Church is a Hospital-therapeutic center that cures man. We can see all its work in this perspective.

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Halki Summit II: Reconciling Sacredness and Beauty

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on June 10, 2015 • views: 416
Halki Summit II: Reconciling Sacredness and Beauty

Science and theology for a long time seemed to be in search of different sorts of truth, as if there were not one truth . . . This resulted in making truth subject to a dichotomy between the transcendent and the immanent.

READ ON

Halki Summit II: Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on June 10, 2015 • views: 274
Halki Summit II: Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

This is precisely how we welcome all of you to the second Halki Summit, organized under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in close association and cooperation with Southern New Hampshire University.

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