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Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

Filed in Great Lent by on February 22, 2015 • views: 1445
Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

Our Lord Jesus Christ grafts us into His body, inviting us to become saints, “just as He is holy.” (1 Peter 1.16) Our Creator wants us to be in communion with Him in order to taste His grace, which is to participate in His sanctity.

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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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Pascha Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on April 12, 2015 • views: 1362
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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The Holy and Great Feast of Pentecost

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The Holy and Great Feast of Pentecost

The feast of Pentecost is a feast of the Holy Spirit, because we learn from the descent of the Holy Spirit that God is threefold.

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The celebration of Holy Pentecost in Hong Kong

Filed in News by on June 1, 2015 • views: 1262
The celebration of Holy Pentecost in Hong Kong

On May 31, 2015 (the Sunday of Holy Pentecost), Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral.

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“China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs…”

Filed in News by on June 12, 2015 • views: 1574
“China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs…”

China, too, possesses Christ-bearing Martyrs, who continually lift their hands in prayer for her. The good earth of China bore fruit, the God-loving Martyrs.

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August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

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August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

Our Mother, the Church, is again inviting us to celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and Mother of our God.

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August 15: The Dormition of the Theotokos

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August 15: The Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition (Falling asleep) of the All-holy Theotokos, celebrated on the 15th of August every year is the greatest among several others which commemorate her Blessed person and life.

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Honoring the Mother of God and our Spiritual Mother in Hong Kong

Filed in News by on August 15, 2015 • views: 1156
Honoring the Mother of God and our Spiritual Mother in Hong Kong

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honor of the great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong on Friday evening, August 14th, 2015.

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September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

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September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

“All of creation is renewed by the Holy Spirit, returning to its original state.” (Anavathmoi, First Tone)

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