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The First Homily by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia on the Holy Eucharist

The First Homily by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia on the Holy Eucharist

On Wednesday evening, October 22nd, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia delivered the first Homily on the Holy Eucharist.

October 23, 2014 | By
Orthodox Homilies by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

Orthodox Homilies by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia will deliver a series of Homilies on the Holy Eucharist from October to December.

October 20, 2014 | By
The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong.

September 15, 2014 | 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

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple is believed to be not among the most ancient festivals of the Church.

November 21, 2014 | By
Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

In the lists of the Twelve disciples who are recorded in the New Testament, the name Matthew is mentioned. He calls himself this in the list of disciples he quotes in his Gospel (Matth. 10, 3), and also in the narrative of his call to the role of apostle.

November 17, 2014 | By
The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

An angel, then, is an intelligent essence, in perpetual motion, with free-will, incorporeal, ministering to God, having obtained by grace an immortal nature…

November 8, 2014 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

This is the first time religious leaders representing so many different religions from a crisis region have come together as one to denounce oppression, marginalization, persecution and killing of people in the name of religion.

November 21, 2014 | By
JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

The thirteenth meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church was held from 15 to 23 September 2014 in Amman, Jordan, a city with a long history related to the roots of Christianity. The meeting was generously and fraternally hosted by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

October 15, 2014 | By
Statement by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch on the Present Violence in Iraq

Statement by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch on the Present Violence in Iraq

The recent wave of violence against innocent families and children in Iraq has rendered the world shocked and horrified. We will not remain indifferent or silent before such irrational persecution, cultural intolerance and appalling loss of life, especially when it is caused by religious hatred and racial hostility.

August 18, 2014 | By

ARTICLES

All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

I can foresee no way in which the teachings of the Orthodox Christian tradition could be affected by the discovery of intelligent beings on another planet. Some of my colleagues feel that even a discussion of the consequences of such a possibility is in itself a waste of time for serious theology and borders on the fringes of foolishness.

November 3, 2014 | By
The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

It is easy to philosophise or theologise about pain but it is difficult to have a proper attitude towards pain when one experiences great pain oneself. I believe it is very presumptuous to talk about pain when one has not experienced it oneself. I think of all our brothers all over the world who are suffering physical, psychological or spiritual pain.

October 15, 2014 | By
The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

Once a monk asked a certain elder ascetic if the imitation of Christ is possible. The elder’s answer was brief and clear. Whoever is dominated by the things of the world, is unable to imitate Christ. Whoever, however abandons everything for Christ, is granted to imitate Him and to keep His commandments.

September 19, 2014 | 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 Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple is believed to be not among the most ancient festivals of the Church.

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Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

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Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

This is the first time religious leaders representing so many different religions from a crisis region have come together as one to denounce oppression, marginalization, persecution and killing of people in the name of religion.

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Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

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Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

In the lists of the Twelve disciples who are recorded in the New Testament, the name Matthew is mentioned. He calls himself this in the list of disciples he quotes in his Gospel (Matth. 10, 3), and also in the narrative of his call to the role of apostle.

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The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

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The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

An angel, then, is an intelligent essence, in perpetual motion, with free-will, incorporeal, ministering to God, having obtained by grace an immortal nature…

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All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

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All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

I can foresee no way in which the teachings of the Orthodox Christian tradition could be affected by the discovery of intelligent beings on another planet. Some of my colleagues feel that even a discussion of the consequences of such a possibility is in itself a waste of time for serious theology and borders on the fringes of foolishness.

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The First Homily by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia on the Holy Eucharist

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The First Homily by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia on the Holy Eucharist

On Wednesday evening, October 22nd, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia delivered the first Homily on the Holy Eucharist.

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Orthodox Homilies by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

Filed in News by on October 20, 2014 • views: 5
Orthodox Homilies by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia will deliver a series of Homilies on the Holy Eucharist from October to December.

READ ON

JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

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JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

The thirteenth meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church was held from 15 to 23 September 2014 in Amman, Jordan, a city with a long history related to the roots of Christianity. The meeting was generously and fraternally hosted by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

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Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires

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Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires

Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki speaks about Material Desires and the Hidden Need of Contemporary People.

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The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

Filed in Articles by on October 15, 2014 • views: 11
The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

It is easy to philosophise or theologise about pain but it is difficult to have a proper attitude towards pain when one experiences great pain oneself. I believe it is very presumptuous to talk about pain when one has not experienced it oneself. I think of all our brothers all over the world who are suffering physical, psychological or spiritual pain.

READ ON

The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

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The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

Once a monk asked a certain elder ascetic if the imitation of Christ is possible. The elder’s answer was brief and clear. Whoever is dominated by the things of the world, is unable to imitate Christ. Whoever, however abandons everything for Christ, is granted to imitate Him and to keep His commandments.

READ ON

The Work of Christ on the Cross

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The Work of Christ on the Cross

Good Friday, in conjunction with the Resurrection of Christ, is a day of a spiritual explosion, is a spiritual Big-Bang, which did not create a built universe neither became the principle of organic life, but created a situation which is inspired by the new creation and the new birth.

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The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

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The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong.

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The Earliest Known Prayer to the Theotokos

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The Earliest Known Prayer to the Theotokos

The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos (Greek, Θεοτοκος, meaning “Bearer of God”) is a prayer found on a fragment of papyrus dating back to approximately AD 250.

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Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

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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.

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Saint Hermione, the Daughter of Saint Philip the Deacon

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Saint Hermione, the Daughter of Saint Philip the Deacon

Saint Hermione, one of the four daughters of the Deacon Philip, who, according to the evidence in Acts (21, 8-9) were virgins and prophetesses, Hermioneand Eftyhis went to Ephesus to meet Saint John the Theologian.

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The Righteous Joshua

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The Righteous Joshua

When the Israelites were on the verge of entering and conquering the promised land, under the leadership of Moses, the latter called the people to remind them of the events of the Exodus from the time they were prisoners in Egypt, and how God had freed His people from the shackles of slavery, bringing them into the desert, where He Himself took care of their welfare (Deut. 29, 1-12).

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1st September: Ecclesiastical New Year

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1st September: Ecclesiastical New Year

For the maintenance of their armed forces, the Roman emperors decreed that their subjects in every district should be taxed every year. This same decree was reissued every fifteen years, since the Roman soldiers were obliged to serve for fifteen years.

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Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year

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Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year

The common Mother of all Orthodox, the Church of Christ, the Body of our eternal Lord and divine-human Jesus Christ, compassionately ministers through all of its activities but especially through the Divine Eucharist, by offering its holy gifts to their Creator in the mystery of salvation.

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Metropolitan Nektarios at the Ordinations of Three New Auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishops

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Metropolitan Nektarios at the Ordinations of Three New Auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishops

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, three Roman Catholic priests, Father Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, Father Joseph Ha Chi-sing and Father Stephen Lee Bun-sang, were ordained as Auxiliary Bishops by the Archbishop John Cardinal Tong Hon.

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A Testimony about Greek Fasting Practices in 1798

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A Testimony about Greek Fasting Practices in 1798

When Francois Pouqueville was held hostage by the Turks in Ottoman Greece in 1798, he gained the respect of the Turks and Greeks alike as a physician, treating and curing the people who were unaware of French medical techniques.

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Saint Phanourios the Great Martyr

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Saint Phanourios the Great Martyr

Saint Fanourios is without doubt an important and holy youthful figure, who stands out in a particular way among the other Saints of Christianity.

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The Icon as a Unique and Inimitable Fact in the Church

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The Icon as a Unique and Inimitable Fact in the Church

An icon expresses the relationship of history towards the Kingdom of God.

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Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Lugdunum (Lyons)

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Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Lugdunum (Lyons)

Our holy and God-bearing father Irenaeus, who, by divine providence received the name of peace [ειρήνη (eirene) in Greek] and became a messenger of the Holy Spirit, was born in Asia Minor in about 140.

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Questions often asked about the Mother of God the Most Holy Theotokos

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Questions often asked about the Mother of God the Most Holy Theotokos

Since Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the dead, conquering death for us, there is no reason why we cannot ask those in heaven to pray for us just as we ask those still living on earth for their prayers. After all, in Christ all are alive.

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