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The Celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

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The Celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

On Sunday, 07 April, 2013, Sunday of the Holy Cross, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia presided over the Divine Liturgy and the Procession of the Holy and Precious Cross. After the end of the Services Metropolitan Nektarios spoke about the spiritual meaning of the veneration of the Holy Cross.     […]

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The Celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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The Celebration of the Sunday of the Holy Cross at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Sunday, April 7, 2013, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the Divine Liturgy marking the Sunday of the Holy Cross, 3rd Sunday of Lent, at the Patriarchal Church of Saint George.             photos by Nikolaos Manginas source

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Catechesis for 4rth Week in the Great Lent by Saint Theodore the Studite

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Catechesis for 4rth Week in the Great Lent by Saint Theodore the Studite

Brethren and fathers, Lent is already galloping past and the soul rejoices at the imminence of Pascha, because by it it finds rest and is relieved of many toils. Why did this thought sound for me in advance? Because it is as if our whole life directs its reason contemplating the eternal Pascha. For this present Pascha, even though it is great and revered, is nevertheless, as our fathers explain, only a type of that Pascha to come.

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Repentance by Bishop Theophilos of Campania

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Repentance by Bishop Theophilos of Campania

The period of Great Lent into which we are about to enter calls us to renew ourselves by self examination, repentance for our sins and return to the Lord. This sort article “On Repentance” from the well known “Treasury of Orthodoxy” (chapter 18) of Bishop Theophilos of Campania (1749 1795) is a helpful guide to our Lenten journey. We are present

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Catechesis for 5th Week in Great Lent by Saint Theodore the Studite

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Catechesis for 5th Week in Great Lent by Saint Theodore the Studite

Brethren and fathers, because winter has passed and spring has arrived, we see creation flourishing again; the plants are flowering, the earth is growing green, the birds are singing and everything else is being renewed; and we take pleasure in all this and we glorify God the master craftsman who transforms and changes creation year by year, and it is reasonable to do so. Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made [Rom. 1:20].

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The Canon of Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Crete

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The Canon of Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Crete

The central theme of Lent is repentance. This theme is at the heart of one of the best-loved texts of Great Lent, the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete.

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The Akathistos Hymn

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The Akathistos Hymn

The Akathistos is the most famous of all surviving Byzantine kontakia. This work, which celebrates the annunciation of the Virgin and the nativity of Christ, consists of two prooemia (introductory hymns) and 24 strophes bound by an alphabetic acrostic.

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Great Lent is a Period of Repentance

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Great Lent is a Period of Repentance

Great Lent is a period of repentance, during which our stony hearts must become, through God’s grace, softened in the flesh, and move from being callous to being sensitive, from cold and hard to warm and open to others, particularly God Himself.

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“The Bethlehemite is Killing Me”: A Reflection on the Great Canon

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“The Bethlehemite is Killing Me”: A Reflection on the Great Canon

In the Bishopric of the Holy Metropolis of Kastoria there is an icon of the Master Christ which dates to the 15th century and is known as “The Bethlehemite”.

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Saturday of the Akathist Hymn

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Saturday of the Akathist Hymn

This Saturday (Saturday of the fifth week of the Great Lent) we chant the Akathist Hymn during Matins. In our days however this does not happen except in the holy monasteries, since in the parishes it is chanted the evening before, on Friday during the Small Compline.

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