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Honoring the Mother of God and our Spiritual Mother in Hong Kong

Honoring the Mother of God and our Spiritual Mother in Hong Kong

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honor of the great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong on Friday evening, August 14th, 2015.

August 15, 2015 | By
The celebration of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Hong Kong

The celebration of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Hong Kong

On Friday, August 14, 2015, at 18.00pm., the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos will be celebrated at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong.

August 13, 2015 | By
Encyclical by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong about a non canonical priest in Philippines

Encyclical by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong about a non canonical priest in Philippines

Felipe Balingit has been excommunicated in 2013 (see here). His “ordination” by the Bishop of Canberra is a thought as an assault and as an insult to the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia.

August 6, 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 15: The Dormition of the Theotokos

August 15: The Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition (Falling asleep) of the All-holy Theotokos, celebrated on the 15th of August every year is the greatest among several others which commemorate her Blessed person and life.

August 13, 2015 | By
A prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos

A prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos

For these reasons therefore do not overlook us, the least of your servants, but intercede on our behalf; show your guardianship over us.

August 12, 2015 | By
Let us ask for the intercessions of the Theotokos for those in great need

Let us ask for the intercessions of the Theotokos for those in great need

Through her repose and her constant ministry on our behalf, the Theotokos shows the power of faith and the promise of life beyond death.

August 12, 2015 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

Ecumenical Patriarch receives prestigious environmental award

Ecumenical Patriarch receives prestigious environmental award

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was awarded the Steward of Creation Award by the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care.

August 13, 2015 | By
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

ARTICLES

September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

“All of creation is renewed by the Holy Spirit, returning to its original state.” (Anavathmoi, First Tone)

August 31, 2015 | By
Nature and City in the Greek East

Nature and City in the Greek East

The beauty of the city is not as heretofore scattered over it in patches, but covers the whole area like a robe woven to the fringe.

August 20, 2015 | By
Respect for the Clergy

Respect for the Clergy

The Orthodox Christian respects and loves the clergy. Knowing that the clergy are servants of God and man, devoting their life for the salvation of Christ’s flock.

August 15, 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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September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

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September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

“All of creation is renewed by the Holy Spirit, returning to its original state.” (Anavathmoi, First Tone)

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Nature and City in the Greek East

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Nature and City in the Greek East

The beauty of the city is not as heretofore scattered over it in patches, but covers the whole area like a robe woven to the fringe.

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Honoring the Mother of God and our Spiritual Mother in Hong Kong

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Honoring the Mother of God and our Spiritual Mother in Hong Kong

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honor of the great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong on Friday evening, August 14th, 2015.

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Respect for the Clergy

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The Orthodox Christian respects and loves the clergy. Knowing that the clergy are servants of God and man, devoting their life for the salvation of Christ’s flock.

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August 15: The Dormition of the Theotokos

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August 15: The Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition (Falling asleep) of the All-holy Theotokos, celebrated on the 15th of August every year is the greatest among several others which commemorate her Blessed person and life.

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The celebration of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Hong Kong

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The celebration of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Hong Kong

On Friday, August 14, 2015, at 18.00pm., the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos will be celebrated at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong.

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Ecumenical Patriarch receives prestigious environmental award

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Ecumenical Patriarch receives prestigious environmental award

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was awarded the Steward of Creation Award by the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care.

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A prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos

Filed in Theotokos by on August 12, 2015 • views: 101
A prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos

For these reasons therefore do not overlook us, the least of your servants, but intercede on our behalf; show your guardianship over us.

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Let us ask for the intercessions of the Theotokos for those in great need

Filed in Theotokos by on August 12, 2015 • views: 82
Let us ask for the intercessions of the Theotokos for those in great need

Through her repose and her constant ministry on our behalf, the Theotokos shows the power of faith and the promise of life beyond death.

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Pope designates September 1 as World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

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Pope designates September 1 as World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Like their Orthodox brothers and sisters, Catholics formally will mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis has decided.

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How the early Christians fought Abortion

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How the early Christians fought Abortion

In light of the recent Planned Parenthood videos, abortion and the practices benefiting from it have been re-launched into another public debate.

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The depiction of Ancient Greek Philosophers in Orthodox Churches

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The depiction of Ancient Greek Philosophers in Orthodox Churches

Many of the philosophers of ancient Greece seem to point towards Christ in their writings, and thus many Greeks were primed, in a certain sense, to accept the teachings of Christ’s apostles.

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Byzantine Empire-or Republic?

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Byzantine Empire-or Republic?

The textbooks say the Byzantine Empire was a theocratic autocracy uniting church and state under an all-powerful emperor believed by the Byzantines to be God’s viceroy and vicar. Nonsense, says Anthony Kaldellis, professor of classics at Ohio State University.

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Hierarchical Governance and Administration of the Orthodox Church

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Hierarchical Governance and Administration of the Orthodox Church

“Let Presbyters and Deacons do nothing without the consent of the Bishop. For he is the one entrusted with the Lord’s people, and it is from him that an accounting will be demanded with respect to their souls.”

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Encyclical by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong about a non canonical priest in Philippines

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Encyclical by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong about a non canonical priest in Philippines

Felipe Balingit has been excommunicated in 2013 (see here). His “ordination” by the Bishop of Canberra is a thought as an assault and as an insult to the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia.

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August Schedule of Services at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral, Hong Kong

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August Schedule of Services at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral, Hong Kong

The schedule of Services at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong for the month of August.

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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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