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Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong visits Philippines

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong visits Philippines

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

March 2, 2015 | By
The celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy in Hong Kong (2015)

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.

March 2, 2015 | By
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew invited to accompany President Hollande to the Philippines

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.

February 28, 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 Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

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.

February 24, 2015 | By
Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

Our Lord Jesus Christ grafts us into His body, inviting us to become saints, “just as He is holy.” (1 Peter 1.16) Our Creator wants us to be in communion with Him in order to taste His grace, which is to participate in His sanctity.

February 22, 2015 | By
Saturday before Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday

Saturday before Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday

On Saturday of Cheese Fare Week we commemorate “all the venerable Fathers and dedicated Mothers of the Lord, with the Hieromartyrs and Holy Women, known by name and unknown, “who brightly shone forth living ascetically”.

February 21, 2015 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

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
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

ARTICLES

Saint Photius: The Miracle and the Primacy of Truth

Saint Photius: The Miracle and the Primacy of Truth

Saint Photius was the chosen vessel of God in his times. He was, in other words, the outstanding, genuine bearer of Tradition and for that reason was the most famous and therefore the most significant theologian of the period.

February 12, 2015 | By
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

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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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

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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.

READ ON

Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

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Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

Our Lord Jesus Christ grafts us into His body, inviting us to become saints, “just as He is holy.” (1 Peter 1.16) Our Creator wants us to be in communion with Him in order to taste His grace, which is to participate in His sanctity.

READ ON

Saturday before Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday

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Saturday before Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday

On Saturday of Cheese Fare Week we commemorate “all the venerable Fathers and dedicated Mothers of the Lord, with the Hieromartyrs and Holy Women, known by name and unknown, “who brightly shone forth living ascetically”.

READ ON

Ecumenical Patriarch to Attend Philippines Climate Change Forum on French President’s Invitation

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Ecumenical Patriarch to Attend Philippines Climate Change Forum on French President’s Invitation

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will attend a climate change forum in the Philippines on Feb. 26-27, 2015, on the invitation of French President François Hollande.

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Message of Metropolitan Nektarios for the Chinese New Year (Year of the Goat)

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Message of Metropolitan Nektarios for the Chinese New Year (Year of the Goat)

Let us cry out with John the Baptist and Forerunner to the whole world: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).

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Saint Photius: The Miracle and the Primacy of Truth

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Saint Photius: The Miracle and the Primacy of Truth

Saint Photius was the chosen vessel of God in his times. He was, in other words, the outstanding, genuine bearer of Tradition and for that reason was the most famous and therefore the most significant theologian of the period.

READ ON

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

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on February 11, 2015 • views: 124
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.

READ ON

A Sinful girl, the Nuns and Saint Arsenios of Paros

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A Sinful girl, the Nuns and Saint Arsenios of Paros

This is from the Life of St. Arsenios of Paros (1800-1877), who is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on January 31. A very instructive story.

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The Joint Statement 2015 for the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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The Joint Statement 2015 for the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

During his earthly life and public ministry Jesus did not turn his face away from others. He did not try to avoid sinners, outcasts, and all those who could have supposedly destroyed his peace and good spirits.

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Prayers All Orthodox Should Know

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Prayers All Orthodox Should Know

Every Orthodox should know these prayers by heart. Daily prayer is essential for an Orthodox spiritual way of life that prepares you to receive God’s grace to gain union with God.

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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.

READ ON

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.

READ ON

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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