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The celebration of Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong

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The celebration of Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong

The Orthodox Faithful in Hong Kong celebrated the Holy Week and the Glorious Pascha in a solemn way. Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, assisted by Rev.Fr.Emmanuel Lemelson, celebrated the Services of the Holy Week at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke and the Resurrection Service at the Canossian Sister’s Chapel.

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The Glorious Sunday of Pascha

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The Glorious Sunday of Pascha

The Synaxarion of the Day

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SUNDAY OF PENTECOST

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SUNDAY OF PENTECOST

After the Saviour’s Ascension into the Heavens, the eleven Apostles and the rest of His disciples, the God-loving women who followed after Him from the beginning, His Mother, the most holy Virgin Mary, and His brethren-all together about 120 souls returned from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem. Entering into the house where they gathered, […]

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THE DILIGENCE AND LOVE OF MYRRHBEARING WOMEN

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THE DILIGENCE AND LOVE OF MYRRHBEARING WOMEN

The diligence of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women is truly great and their fervent love for the Lord is constant. Free from every earthly predilection their hearts lived and breathed only for the Lord: all their thoughts, desires and hope were concentrated in Him and all their blessings and treasure consisted in Him. For the sake […]

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ON THE SUNDAY OF THE HOLY MYRRHBEARERS

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ON THE SUNDAY OF THE HOLY MYRRHBEARERS

The Reading is from Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Christ is Risen! The Gospel reading today should be familiar to you. The verses from chapter 16:1-8 comprise the reading before the closed doors of the Church on the night […]

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CHRIST IS RISEN-NOW WHAT ARE WE TO DO? (AUDIO)

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CHRIST IS RISEN-NOW WHAT ARE WE TO DO? (AUDIO)

Christ is Risen-Now what are we to do? By Dr.Bradley Nassif Brad Nassif – In this follow-up podcast, Dr. Nassif offers insights into the meaning of the resurrection for our everyday lives. Following St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, he reminds us that the gospel must always be of “first importance” in all we do […]

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THREE TIMELESS TRUTHS OF THE RESURRECTION (AUDIO)

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THREE TIMELESS TRUTHS OF THE RESURRECTION (AUDIO)

Three timeless truths of the resurrection by Dr.Bradley Nassif. Brad Nassif – From Pascha to Pentecost, Orthodox Christians greet each other with the words “Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!” What do those words mean? Dr. Nassif identifies three timeless truths about the Resurrection of Christ: Christ is forever alive. Christ conquered death. Christ […]

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ON THOMAS SUNDAY-SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT

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ON THOMAS SUNDAY-SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT

Divine compassion brought it about in a wonderful way that when the doubting disciple touched the wounds in his Master’s body, he cured the wounds of our unbelief. Thomas’ unbelief was of more advantage to our faith than the faith of the believing disciples because when he was led back to faith by touching Jesus, […]

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SYNAXARION FOR THE SUNDAY OF SAINT THOMAS

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SYNAXARION FOR THE SUNDAY OF SAINT THOMAS

On this day, the second Sunday of Pascha, we inaugurate the celebration of the Feast of Christ’s Resurrection, which revolves in a weekly cycle, and also the saving confession of the Apostle Thomas when he saw the hands and side of the Risen Lord.   Verses If the seals of the Virgin’s womb and of […]

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SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: THE DOUBT OF SAINT THOMAS

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SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: THE DOUBT OF SAINT THOMAS

  John 20:24-25 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said, “Except I shall see in His hands — I will not believe.” 1. As to believe carelessly and in a random way, […]

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RENEWAL SUNDAY:THOMAS SUNDAY

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RENEWAL SUNDAY:THOMAS SUNDAY

  The eighth day after Pascha as the ending of the celebration of Bright Week was a special celebration since ancient times, as if it replaced the very same Day of Pascha and was called Antipascha, and means “instead of Pascha”. From this day the cycle of Sundays and weeks of the entire year begins. […]

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BRIGHT FRIDAY

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BRIGHT FRIDAY

  On Bright Friday, in addition to the normal Paskhal hymns and the hymns from the Octoechos, special stichera and a canon in honor of the Theotokos (Mother of God or Birthgiver of God) are chanted in commemoration of her Icon of the “Life-giving Spring.” The Life-giving Spring or Life-giving Font is both the feast […]

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