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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
The celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

The celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

On Sunday, March 15, the Sunday of the Great Lent dedicated to the Holy Cross, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong.

March 15, 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

How does Christ’s Resurrection take place within us?

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.

April 18, 2015 | By
Saint Gregory the Dialogist on the Mystery of the Resurrection

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.

April 16, 2015 | By
Homily on Great and Holy Friday by Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotis

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.

April 16, 2015 | By

CONSTANTINOPLE

Pascha Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Pascha Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Therefore, Christ arose from the dead and demonstrated in this way as well the inability of death to prevail and bring about any stable change in the world.

April 12, 2015 | By
La Civiltà Cattolica publishes exclusive and extensive interview with Ecumenical Patriarch

La Civiltà Cattolica publishes exclusive and extensive interview with Ecumenical Patriarch

Many people were moved, in particular, by the Pope and the Patriarch’s embrace, and by Francis’s bowing before Bartholomew with a request to be blessed and to pray for the Church of Rome.

April 2, 2015 | By
The Patriarch in Ankara on World Down Syndrome Day

The Patriarch in Ankara on World Down Syndrome Day

Amongst an enthusiastic round of applause, His All-Holiness offered three wheel-chairs to assist the disabled and then departed to return to Constantinople after midnight.

March 28, 2015 | By

ARTICLES

Five ways Eastern Orthodox differs from other Christian Denominations

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.

April 15, 2015 | By
Seven meanings of the Cross

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.

April 15, 2015 | By
Why all the Rituals?

Why all the Rituals?

Compared to the contemporary worship of most Protestant churches and post-Vatican II Roman Catholic churches, the worship of the Orthodox Church seems overly-formal, complicated, and rigid in its rubrics.

April 13, 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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How does Christ’s Resurrection take place within us?

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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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Why all the Rituals?

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Why all the Rituals?

Compared to the contemporary worship of most Protestant churches and post-Vatican II Roman Catholic churches, the worship of the Orthodox Church seems overly-formal, complicated, and rigid in its rubrics.

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The Recumbent Lion

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The Recumbent Lion

This is an iconographical type [usually known by its Greek title “Anapeson”], which represents Christ as a young child, recumbent on a cradle or cot, and symbolizes the fulfillment of the Messianic prophecy in verses 9-12 of chapter 49 of the book of Genesis.

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Holy Pascha 2015 in Hong Kong

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Holy Pascha 2015 at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong. Christ is Risen!

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“Go and make disciples of all Nations”

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Holy Pascha 2015 at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong. Christ is Risen!

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Pascha Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

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Pascha Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Therefore, Christ arose from the dead and demonstrated in this way as well the inability of death to prevail and bring about any stable change in the world.

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Why we dye eggs red for Pascha?

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Why we dye eggs red for Pascha?

An Orthodox tradition related with Pascha celebrations is the presenting of red colored eggs to friends while giving Pascha greetings.

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Why Orthodox Christian Easter is later than the Catholic One

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Why Orthodox Christian Easter is later than the Catholic One

The first factor, the calendar, has to do with the fact that the Christian Orthodox Church continues to follow the Julian calendar when calculating the date of Pascha (Easter).

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Metropolitan Nektarios conducts Pastoral Visit of Annunciation Parish,Philippines

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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.

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La Civiltà Cattolica publishes exclusive and extensive interview with Ecumenical Patriarch

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La Civiltà Cattolica publishes exclusive and extensive interview with Ecumenical Patriarch

Many people were moved, in particular, by the Pope and the Patriarch’s embrace, and by Francis’s bowing before Bartholomew with a request to be blessed and to pray for the Church of Rome.

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A Liturgical Explanation of Holy Week

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A Liturgical Explanation of Holy Week

The Beginning of the Cross: Saturday of Lazarus “Having fulfilled Forty Days… we ask to see the Holy Week of Thy Passion.”With these words sung at Vespers of Friday, Lent comes to its end and we enter into the annual commemoration of Christ’s suffering, death and Resurrection.

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Why the Orthodox Church celebrates Pascha on different day?

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Why the Orthodox Church celebrates Pascha on different day?

Did you notice that Orthodox Pascha doesn’t usually fall on the same day as everyone else’s? There’s a good reason for this.

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The Patriarch in Ankara on World Down Syndrome Day

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The Patriarch in Ankara on World Down Syndrome Day

Amongst an enthusiastic round of applause, His All-Holiness offered three wheel-chairs to assist the disabled and then departed to return to Constantinople after midnight.

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Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

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Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

Who was the author of the Akathist Hymn? To this question there has not been given an answer till this day which would not be disputed.

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The Who’s Who of the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

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The Who’s Who of the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

As we approach Great Lent, the time given to us specifically for repentance, the Church gives us a whole host of images to help us.

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Graduation Day in Masbate, Philippines

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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.

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Fr.Thomas Hopko on How to Pray

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Fr.Thomas Hopko on How to Pray

A lecture by fr.Thomas Hopko on How to Pray.

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Encyclical of Metropolitan Nektarios about a non canonical missionary in Philippines

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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

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Priesthood and Sacrifice

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Priesthood and Sacrifice

In today’s readings, the Church invites us to contemplate the mystery of the Holy Cross in light of the high-priestly ministry of Jesus Christ.

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The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

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The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

With this incident, the Fathers of the Church saw the foreshadowing of the Theotokos. The Virgin accepted the dew of Heaven from above, namely the Holy Spirit.

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The Cross, the Archpriest Christ’s Symbol of Redemption

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The Cross, the Archpriest Christ’s Symbol of Redemption

The feast of the Veneration of the Cross is undoubtedly one of the greatest in Orthodoxy and is especially loved and honoured by members of the Church.

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