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Christmas 2016

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Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016. The Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Christmas 2015

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Christmas 2015

Come, then, let us observe the Feast. Truly wondrous is the whole chronicle of the Nativity.

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Theophany and the Blessing of the Waters

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Theophany and the Blessing of the Waters

In Hong Kong the Service of the tossing of the holy cross into the sea will be conducted this year on Sunday, January 11th at 13.00p.m. at Blake Pier in Stanley.

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Blessed the New Year 2015

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Blessed the New Year 2015

On January 1st we commemorate the Circumcision of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ; and, Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea.

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The Second Day of Christmas

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The Second Day of Christmas

The second day of Christmas in the Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Theotokos.

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Christmas 2014

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Christmas 2014

Thus, we are commemorating our Lord’s incarnation in order to experience on the one hand His great love for us and on the other to feel great gratitude for all the wonderful things He has granted us.

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The Nativity Icon

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The Nativity Icon

The birth of Jesus was that moment in history when God sent His only begotten Son to become like us, taking on human flesh for our healing. This miracle of miracles took place though the ascent of Mary whom we call the Theotokos, Birth-giver of God.

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Blessed the New Year 2014

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Blessed the New Year 2014

In essence being God, most-compassionate Master, You assumed human nature without transmutation. Fulfilling the Law, of Your own will You accepted circumcision in the flesh, to bring an end to the shadow, and to remove the passions that cover us. Glory to Your benevolence, O Lord; glory to Your compassion; glory to Your inexpressible condescension, O Word.

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A Spiritual Advice for the Beginning of the New Year

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A Spiritual Advice for the Beginning of the New Year

“Have you not heard Paul saying, “You keep days and months and seasons and years; I fear lest I have laboured in vain for you”? Otherwise it is of the most extreme folly that from one day, if it be fortunate, to expect this from the whole year; but it is not of folly alone, rather this is the judgment of diabolical activity, not to entrust the things of our life to our own haste and eagerness, but to cycles of the days.

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Christmas 2013

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Christmas 2013

Behold a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. The Seraphim exalt His glory.

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About the Fast of the Nativity

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About the Fast of the Nativity

On the Feast of the Entry of the Most-holy Mother of God into the Temple of Solomon (21st November), we shall sing the Christmas hymn: “Christ is born, give glory! Christ comes from heaven, go to meet Him! Christ is on earth, be exalted!” The Church invites us to praise Christ from the bottom of our hearts, for He “made Himself nothing, taking on the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men” (Phil. 2:7); He emptied His divinity to become one with His creation.

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Saturday after Epiphany: Jesus’ Temptation

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Saturday after Epiphany: Jesus’ Temptation

After His Baptism by John in the Jordan Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness, which is an icon/symbol of the world-a battleground. That’s why the Epistle for the Saturday after Epiphany is Ephesians 6:1-17 where Saint Paul teaches about the Armor of God and fighting the forces of evil. No one, […]

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