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The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

September 19, 2014 | By More
The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

Once a monk asked a certain elder ascetic if the imitation of Christ is possible. The elder’s answer was brief and clear. Whoever is dominated by the things of the world, is unable to imitate Christ. Whoever, however abandons everything for Christ, is granted to imitate Him and to keep His commandments.

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The Work of Christ on the Cross

September 17, 2014 | By More
The Work of Christ on the Cross

Good Friday, in conjunction with the Resurrection of Christ, is a day of a spiritual explosion, is a spiritual Big-Bang, which did not create a built universe neither became the principle of organic life, but created a situation which is inspired by the new creation and the new birth.

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The Celebration of the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

September 15, 2014 | By More
The Celebration of the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Hong Kong

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong.

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The Earliest Known Prayer to the Theotokos

September 15, 2014 | By More
The Earliest Known Prayer to the Theotokos

The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos (Greek, Θεοτοκος, meaning “Bearer of God”) is a prayer found on a fragment of papyrus dating back to approximately AD 250.

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Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

September 8, 2014 | By More
Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

The heavy flood caused damages to the Orthodox church of Theotokos in Wazirabad and to the Orthodox church of Saint Alexander in Lahore.

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Saint Hermione, the Daughter of Saint Philip the Deacon

September 5, 2014 | By More
Saint Hermione, the Daughter of Saint Philip the Deacon

Saint Hermione, one of the four daughters of the Deacon Philip, who, according to the evidence in Acts (21, 8-9) were virgins and prophetesses, Hermioneand Eftyhis went to Ephesus to meet Saint John the Theologian.

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The Righteous Joshua

September 5, 2014 | By More
The Righteous Joshua

When the Israelites were on the verge of entering and conquering the promised land, under the leadership of Moses, the latter called the people to remind them of the events of the Exodus from the time they were prisoners in Egypt, and how God had freed His people from the shackles of slavery, bringing them into the desert, where He Himself took care of their welfare (Deut. 29, 1-12).

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1st September: Ecclesiastical New Year

September 1, 2014 | By More
1st September: Ecclesiastical New Year

For the maintenance of their armed forces, the Roman emperors decreed that their subjects in every district should be taxed every year. This same decree was reissued every fifteen years, since the Roman soldiers were obliged to serve for fifteen years.

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Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment

September 1, 2014 | By More
Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment

The common Mother of all Orthodox, the Church of Christ, the Body of our eternal Lord and divine-human Jesus Christ, compassionately ministers through all of its activities but especially through the Divine Eucharist, by offering its holy gifts to their Creator in the mystery of salvation.

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Metropolitan Nektarios at the Ordinations of Three New Auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishops

August 30, 2014 | By More
Metropolitan Nektarios at the Ordinations of Three New Auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishops

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, three Roman Catholic priests, Father Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, Father Joseph Ha Chi-sing and Father Stephen Lee Bun-sang, were ordained as Auxiliary Bishops by the Archbishop John Cardinal Tong Hon.

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