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Christ is Born!

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Christ is Born!

Christ is born, Odes 1-8, mode I Chanted By “Romeiko Ensemble”

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The symbolisms of the Orthodox Icon of Nativity

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The symbolisms of the Orthodox Icon of Nativity

1. The Cave. Due to sin, many of us struggle with doubt or disbelief. This cave represents our struggle. The Cave represents the world, dark with sin through man’s fault. It is now illuminated by the Light of the Incarnation. Within this cave, Christ, “the Sun of Truth”, enters into the world He created for […]

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Christmas Holiday Services Schedule (St.Luke Orthodox Cathedral,Hong Kong)

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Christmas Holiday Services Schedule (St.Luke Orthodox Cathedral,Hong Kong)

Christmas Holiday Services Schedule Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral, Hong Kong (704 Universal Trade Center, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong  Tel: (+852) 25738328)   Note: All the Services will be held at Saint Luke’s Orthodox Cathedral. The Service of the throwing of the Holy Cross into the sea will be held at Blake Pier, Stanley) […]

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The Gift of Christmas

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The Gift of Christmas

The Christmas season is such a beautiful time of the year. Lights, candles, and cutout snowflakes begin to decorate our city’s streets. People begin to adorn their homes with the colors of red and green, wreaths, candles, and dazzling arrays of lights. These decorations even spill into our schools and businesses. That’s the Christmas season! […]

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Great blessing of the Water and the tossing of the Holy Cross into the sea

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Great blessing of the Water and the tossing of the Holy Cross into the sea

The service of the great blessing of the waters and the tossing of the Holy Cross into the sea in Hong Kong (January 2011)     “Today earth and sea share the joy of the world, and the world has been filled with gladness.” (Prayer of Patriarch Sophronios of Jerusalem from the Great Blessing of […]

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The Christmas sermon of Saint Gregory the Theologian

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The Christmas sermon of Saint Gregory the Theologian

I. Let us Celebrate Christmas. Christ is born; glorify Him. Christ from heaven; go out to meet Him. Christ on earth; be exalted. Sing unto the Lord all the earth (Ps. 96:1,11); and (to join both in one word) Let the heavens rejoice; and let the earth be glad for Him Who is of heaven […]

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The Orthodox Celebration of Christmas

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The Orthodox Celebration of Christmas

Preamble: In a few days we will celebrate the great Feast of the Christian world, the Feast of Christmas. The Church will bring once again before the eyes of our soul the event of the birth of the Lord and will summon us to venerate together with the shepherds and the magi the newly-born King […]

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On the Incarnation or becoming Man of the Son of God

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On the Incarnation or becoming Man of the Son of God

1. THE MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION. God who is all-powerful could have liberated the human race from the hands of the Devil by a single command. Had he done that, however, we would have known only his All-powerfulness, which we already knew. We would not have known his Compassion and Love in spite of the […]

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On the Nativity by Saint Leo the Great of Rome

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On the Nativity by Saint Leo the Great of Rome

I. All share in the joy of Christmas Our Saviour, dearly-beloved, was born today: let us be glad. For there is no proper place for sadness, when we keep the birthday of the Life, which destroys the fear of mortality and brings to us the joy of promised eternity. No one is kept from sharing […]

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The Nativity Sermon of Saint John Chrysostom

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The Nativity Sermon of Saint John Chrysostom

BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. The Seraphim exalt His glory. All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead […]

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