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Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong (2015)

Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong (2015)

His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia presided over the holy services of Holy Week and Pascha which were held at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong.

May 25, 2015 | By
Metropolitan Nektarios conducts Pastoral Visit of Annunciation Parish,Philippines

Metropolitan Nektarios conducts Pastoral Visit of Annunciation Parish,Philippines

His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia conducted the Pastoral Visit of Annunciation Parish, Paranaque, on 25 March, 2015.

April 6, 2015 | By
Encyclical of Metropolitan Nektarios about a non canonical missionary in Philippines

Encyclical of Metropolitan Nektarios about a non canonical missionary in Philippines

Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia to the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the members of the Orthodox Communities of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia

March 18, 2015 | By

OVERSEAS NEWS

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
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

FAITH

The Holy and Great Feast of Pentecost

The Holy and Great Feast of Pentecost

The feast of Pentecost is a feast of the Holy Spirit, because we learn from the descent of the Holy Spirit that God is threefold.

May 29, 2015 | By
The Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost

The Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost

On the Saturday before Pentecost we commemorate all departed pious Christians, with the idea that the occasion of the coming of the Holy Spirit not only consists of the economy of the salvation of man, but that the departed also participate in this salvation.

May 28, 2015 | By
55 Maxims for Christian Living by Fr.Thomas Hopko

55 Maxims for Christian Living by Fr.Thomas Hopko

Endure the trial of yourself and your own faults and sins peacefully, serenely, because you know that God’s mercy is greater than your wretchedness.

May 27, 2015 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

Environmental Justice and Peace

Environmental Justice and Peace

The word “ecology” contains the prefix “eco,” which derives from the Greek word oikos, signifying “home” or “dwelling.”

May 15, 2015 | By
Greek Orthodox Church in West Turkey opens after 93 years

Greek Orthodox Church in West Turkey opens after 93 years

The church of Agios Konstantinos in the town of Menemen in Turkey’s western province of İzmir opened on Sunday for its first service in 93 years.

May 11, 2015 | By
Patriarchal Liturgy at the tomb of Saint John the Theologian

Patriarchal Liturgy at the tomb of Saint John the Theologian

On Friday, May 8, 2015, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Basilika of Saint John the Theologian in Ephesus of Asia Minor.

May 9, 2015 | By

ARTICLES

Bringing up Children in the Church

Bringing up Children in the Church

Imitating Hannah and inspired by the Prophet Samuel, who spent his childhood years in the Temple, we should be careful to instill an ecclesiastical way of thinking in children.

May 26, 2015 | By
Cyril and Methodius: Examples of Evangelism and Christianisation

Cyril and Methodius: Examples of Evangelism and Christianisation

By encountering the Slavic people through their own culture and language, they were able to win their love and trust and evangelize them.

May 25, 2015 | By
Obedience and Authority: Dimensions of a Hierarchical Church

Obedience and Authority: Dimensions of a Hierarchical Church

The Church of Christ is hierarchical, and this hierarchy “corresponds to an imitation of God,” reflecting the order of life “even among the celestial beings.”

May 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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The Holy and Great Feast of Pentecost

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The Holy and Great Feast of Pentecost

The feast of Pentecost is a feast of the Holy Spirit, because we learn from the descent of the Holy Spirit that God is threefold.

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The Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost

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The Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost

On the Saturday before Pentecost we commemorate all departed pious Christians, with the idea that the occasion of the coming of the Holy Spirit not only consists of the economy of the salvation of man, but that the departed also participate in this salvation.

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55 Maxims for Christian Living by Fr.Thomas Hopko

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55 Maxims for Christian Living by Fr.Thomas Hopko

Endure the trial of yourself and your own faults and sins peacefully, serenely, because you know that God’s mercy is greater than your wretchedness.

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Bringing up Children in the Church

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Bringing up Children in the Church

Imitating Hannah and inspired by the Prophet Samuel, who spent his childhood years in the Temple, we should be careful to instill an ecclesiastical way of thinking in children.

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Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong (2015)

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Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong (2015)

His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia presided over the holy services of Holy Week and Pascha which were held at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong.

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Holy Week and Pascha 2015 in Hong Kong

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Holy Week and Pascha 2015 in Hong Kong

The celebration of Holy Week and Pascha at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong (2015)

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The meaning of Vesper Service

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The meaning of Vesper Service

Vespers is first service of the Daily Cycle of divine services celebrated in the Orthodox Church because the liturgical day begins at sunset.

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Cyril and Methodius: Examples of Evangelism and Christianisation

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Cyril and Methodius: Examples of Evangelism and Christianisation

By encountering the Slavic people through their own culture and language, they were able to win their love and trust and evangelize them.

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The Unity of the Church: Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council

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The Unity of the Church: Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council

Content of the Gospel reading of the last Sunday before Pentecost is an excerpt from the last prayer of Jesus addressed to his Father just before his crucifixion.

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The Divine Ascension of the Lord

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The Divine Ascension of the Lord

Interpreting these passages, in which we can see both Christ’s command and the Disciples’ obedience to it, we can observe some interesting points.

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Homily on the Ascension

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Homily on the Ascension

Today, my beloved, is a great feast of the Master, the Ascension of the Lord. What is the story of the day?

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Environmental Justice and Peace

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Environmental Justice and Peace

The word “ecology” contains the prefix “eco,” which derives from the Greek word oikos, signifying “home” or “dwelling.”

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Obedience and Authority: Dimensions of a Hierarchical Church

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Obedience and Authority: Dimensions of a Hierarchical Church

The Church of Christ is hierarchical, and this hierarchy “corresponds to an imitation of God,” reflecting the order of life “even among the celestial beings.”

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Life after Death, The Death of Man, the Intermediate State of Souls

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Life after Death, The Death of Man, the Intermediate State of Souls

Prayer for the departed is essential, because there is some improvement and progress in the intermediate state of souls for those who have already at least entered the stage of repentance.

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The Divine Eucharist as a Journey

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The Divine Eucharist as a Journey

The Divine Eucharist is an ascent to the upper room in Jerusalem where Christ first celebrated the Mystical (Last) Supper,passing on to us the revered Sacraments.

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Greek Orthodox Church in West Turkey opens after 93 years

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Greek Orthodox Church in West Turkey opens after 93 years

The church of Agios Konstantinos in the town of Menemen in Turkey’s western province of İzmir opened on Sunday for its first service in 93 years.

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Excerpts from the Homily on the Samaritan Woman by Saint John Chrysostom

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Excerpts from the Homily on the Samaritan Woman by Saint John Chrysostom

Today, Christ desires to proclaim the struggles of the Samaritan woman, and we must, with this poor word, sail the sea of her feats.

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Patriarchal Liturgy at the tomb of Saint John the Theologian

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Patriarchal Liturgy at the tomb of Saint John the Theologian

On Friday, May 8, 2015, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Basilika of Saint John the Theologian in Ephesus of Asia Minor.

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Vesting of a Bishop in the Orthodox Rite

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Vesting of a Bishop in the Orthodox Rite

The Bishop, in the midst of his people, is vested by the deacons and subdeacons.

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Lectionaries

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Lectionaries

A Lectionary is a book or listing that contains a collection of scripture readings appointed for Christian or Judaic worship on a given day or occasion.

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How does Christ’s Resurrection take place within us?

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How does Christ’s Resurrection take place within us?

Let us therefore give thanks to the Lord, Who has helped us chart the sea of the fast and has brought us, full of joy, to the haven of His Resurrection.

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Saint Gregory the Dialogist on the Mystery of the Resurrection

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Saint Gregory the Dialogist on the Mystery of the Resurrection

It has been my custom, beloved brethren, to speak to you on many of the Gospel readings, by means of a sermon I had already dictated for you.

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Homily on Great and Holy Friday by Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotis

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Homily on Great and Holy Friday by Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotis

It is Holy Friday today, my beloved and brethren fellow-sinners, a holy day full of memories, a day which calls forth strong emotions and tears.

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Five ways Eastern Orthodox differs from other Christian Denominations

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Five ways Eastern Orthodox differs from other Christian Denominations

Eastern Orthodox Christianity predates Protestantism by about 500 years. Their core beliefs are similar to those of Catholicism.

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Seven meanings of the Cross

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Seven meanings of the Cross

The cross is the third most celebrated subject in the Orthodox Church calender—the first two being the life of our Lord and the life of the Theotokos.

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