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The Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost

Filed in Pentecostarion by on May 28, 2015 • views: 40
The Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost

On the Saturday before Pentecost we commemorate all departed pious Christians, with the idea that the occasion of the coming of the Holy Spirit not only consists of the economy of the salvation of man, but that the departed also participate in this salvation.

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55 Maxims for Christian Living by Fr.Thomas Hopko

Filed in Spirituality by on May 27, 2015 • views: 25
55 Maxims for Christian Living by Fr.Thomas Hopko

Endure the trial of yourself and your own faults and sins peacefully, serenely, because you know that God’s mercy is greater than your wretchedness.

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Bringing up Children in the Church

Filed in Articles by on May 26, 2015 • views: 48
Bringing up Children in the Church

Imitating Hannah and inspired by the Prophet Samuel, who spent his childhood years in the Temple, we should be careful to instill an ecclesiastical way of thinking in children.

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Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong (2015)

Filed in News by on May 25, 2015 • views: 48
Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong (2015)

His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia presided over the holy services of Holy Week and Pascha which were held at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong.

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Holy Week and Pascha 2015 in Hong Kong

Filed in Photos by on May 25, 2015 • views: 56
Holy Week and Pascha 2015 in Hong Kong

The celebration of Holy Week and Pascha at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong (2015)

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The meaning of Vesper Service

Filed in Liturgics by on May 25, 2015 • views: 40
The meaning of Vesper Service

Vespers is first service of the Daily Cycle of divine services celebrated in the Orthodox Church because the liturgical day begins at sunset.

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Cyril and Methodius: Examples of Evangelism and Christianisation

Filed in Articles by on May 25, 2015 • views: 38
Cyril and Methodius: Examples of Evangelism and Christianisation

By encountering the Slavic people through their own culture and language, they were able to win their love and trust and evangelize them.

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The Unity of the Church: Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council

Filed in Pentecostarion by on May 24, 2015 • views: 48
The Unity of the Church: Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council

Content of the Gospel reading of the last Sunday before Pentecost is an excerpt from the last prayer of Jesus addressed to his Father just before his crucifixion.

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The Divine Ascension of the Lord

Filed in Pentecostarion by on May 23, 2015 • views: 62
The Divine Ascension of the Lord

Interpreting these passages, in which we can see both Christ’s command and the Disciples’ obedience to it, we can observe some interesting points.

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Homily on the Ascension

Filed in Pentecostarion by on May 22, 2015 • views: 43
Homily on the Ascension

Today, my beloved, is a great feast of the Master, the Ascension of the Lord. What is the story of the day?

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Environmental Justice and Peace

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on May 15, 2015 • views: 77
Environmental Justice and Peace

The word “ecology” contains the prefix “eco,” which derives from the Greek word oikos, signifying “home” or “dwelling.”

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Obedience and Authority: Dimensions of a Hierarchical Church

Filed in Articles by on May 15, 2015 • views: 47
Obedience and Authority: Dimensions of a Hierarchical Church

The Church of Christ is hierarchical, and this hierarchy “corresponds to an imitation of God,” reflecting the order of life “even among the celestial beings.”

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