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THE SERVICE OF 12 GOSPELS IN HONG KONG

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THE SERVICE OF 12 GOSPELS IN HONG KONG

On Holy and Great Thursday evening the Orthodox Community in Hong Kong celebrated at Saint Luke Cathedral the matins service for Great and Holy Friday. In a service lasting well over 3 hours the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ was proclaimed. Apolytikion. Mode 4. You ransomed us from the curse of the […]

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ANTIPHON 15-HOLY THURSDAY EVENING

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ANTIPHON 15-HOLY THURSDAY EVENING

Today, He who suspended the earth in the waters is suspended on a cross. The King of the Angels wears a crown of thorns. He who wraps the sky in clouds is wrapped in a fake purple robe. He who freed Adam in the Jordan accepts to be slapped. The Bridegroom of the Church is […]

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HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY

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HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and […]

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ON THE SAVING PASSION OF OUR LORD

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ON THE SAVING PASSION OF OUR LORD

CATECHESIS 73: On the Saving Passion of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ by St. Theodore the Studite Given on Great and Holy Friday.   Brethren and Fathers, while the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ when they are recalled are always able to pierce the soul, they do so especially in these present days, […]

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WHAT CHRIST ACCOMPLISHED ON THE CROSS

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WHAT CHRIST ACCOMPLISHED ON THE CROSS

The topic of today’s talk—what Christ accomplished on the Cross—is of course a prime subject of contemplation during the Lenten season, as we prepare to prayerfully commemorate Christ’s passion, death, and the inevitable consequence of His death: His holy Resurrection. As we call to mind and repent of our sins during the Holy Fast, we […]

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THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY UNCTION IN HONG KONG

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THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY UNCTION IN HONG KONG

On Holy and Great Wednesday evening, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Unction at Saint Luke Cathedral in Hong Kong. Holy Unction  is a sacramental act whereby the Church seeks wholeness and well-being for its members, especially the sick and the suffering. The service of Holy Unction consists […]

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SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM-HOMILY 71 ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

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SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM-HOMILY 71 ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

  John 13:1 And He took His garments, and having sat down again, said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? And what follows. 1. A grievous thing, beloved, a grievous thing it is to come to the depths of wickedness; for then the soul becomes hard to be restored. Wherefore we […]

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THEOLOGY AND EUCHARIST

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THEOLOGY AND EUCHARIST

  The actual state of Orthodox theology must be characterized by two words: confusion and awakening. By confusion, I mean an obvious lack of unity among Orthodox theologians: unity of theological language, unity of method, consensus as to the nature of questions and the mode of their solution. Our theology develops in a plurality of […]

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THE LAST SUPPER

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THE LAST SUPPER

Two events shape the liturgy of Great and Holy Thursday: the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples, and the betrayal of Judas. The meaning of both is in love. The Last Supper is the ultimate revelation of God’s redeeming love for man, of love as the very essence of salvation. And the betrayal of […]

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HOLY THURSDAY-COMMENTS ON THE MAIN THEMES

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HOLY THURSDAY-COMMENTS ON THE MAIN THEMES

  On Great Thursday the focus of the Church turns to the events that occurred in the Upper Room and at the Garden of Gethsemane. In the Upper Room, while at meal, Jesus established and instituted the mystery or sacrament of the holy Eucharist and washed the feet of His disciples as well. The Garden […]

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HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY

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HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY

  In the divine services for this day the events which preceded the procession of the Savior to his voluntary passion are recalled: the fulfillment of Jesus Christ of the final Passover evening meal with the washing of feet and the establishment of the mystery of the Eucharist and the betrayal of Judas. In the […]

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SYNAXARION OF HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY

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SYNAXARION OF HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY

On Holy and Great Thursday, the Divine Fathers, who ordered all things aright, in succession to the Divine Apostles and the Sacred Gospels, have handed down to us the tradition of celebrating four events: the sacred Foot-washing, the Mystical Supper (that is, the bestowal of the dread Mysteries), the preternatural Prayer, and the Betrayal itself. […]

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