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Christmas Encyclical 2011

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Christmas Encyclical 2011

Christmas Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Members of the Parishes of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia and the entire Orthodox Family in South East Asia     Beloved Brothers and Sisters On December […]

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Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical 2011

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Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical 2011

Dec 20, 2011 ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No. 1192 + B A R T H O L O M E W By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church 
Grace, Peace and Mercy from our Savior Born in Bethlehem “Christ is born again and the Angels […]

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“John the Blessed” by Photios Kontoglou

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“John the Blessed” by Photios Kontoglou

Photios Kontoglou, an “emblematic Orthodox painter and novelist,” in the short story “John the Blessed” shows St. Basil the Great (Santa Claus in the Greek tradition) disappointed by human indifference finally finding hope in a young man – a shepherd whom they used to call Yiannis the blessed: “an innocent man like the sheep he […]

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Christmas in Boyolali, Indonesia 2011

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Christmas in Boyolali, Indonesia 2011

Christmas Liturgy at Saint Catherine Orthodox Church in Boyolali, Indonesia.  

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Saint Basil the Great and the custom of Saint Basil’s Pie

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Saint Basil the Great and the custom of Saint Basil’s Pie

St. Basil the Great Celebrated January 1st  Very few of us realize that the beginning of the Church calendar does not start on January 1st. Actually, our Church calendar begins on September 1st. In our daily living, however, with our friends and neighbors and our society, our year begins on January 1st. This is […]

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On the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ

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On the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ

ON THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST With Special Reference to The Oration of Andrew, Archbishop of Crete, The Jerusalemite, On the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ (PG 97, 913-929)   By   Fr. George Dion Dragas, PhD, DD, DTh., Protopresbyter “And when the eight days were fulfilled for his circumcision, he was given t h […]

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Decorating for Christmas

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Decorating for Christmas

Decorating the Offices of the Diocese in Hong Kong for Christmas!     On November 15 begins the Christmas Fast. It’s the blessed time not only to decorate our houses and offices but also to decorate our souls with the spiritual ornaments of fasting, prayer and humility.

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When, exactly, was Jesus Christ born?

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When, exactly, was Jesus Christ born?

The logic behind the argument The method pursued by the opponents of the established date of Christmas – in their desire to disprove that the 25th of December was the date on which Christ was born – is an indirect one.  In view of the fact that there is no specific data on this event, they rely […]

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Sunday before Christmas-Remembering our Ancestors

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Sunday before Christmas-Remembering our Ancestors

The Sunday before Christmas is known to the Orthodox as the Sunday of the Holy Genealogy. 

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas in English and Chinese

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas in English and Chinese

+ BARTHOLOMEW By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome And Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Mercy and Peace From the Savior Christ Born in Bethlehem *   *   * “Christ is born, glorify Him; Christ is on earth, exalt Him.” Let us rejoice in gladness for the ineffable condescension of […]

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