The Service of Resurrection at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong. Christ is Risen!
By the grace of the Most Holy Spirit, we have been vouchsafed to celebrate Holy Pentecost — the descent of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ said of this descent: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, [...]
On this day, the eighth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate Holy Pentecost.
In a mighty wind doth Christ distribute the Divine Spirit In the form of fiery tongues unto the Apostles. In one great day, the Spirit was poured forth upon the Fishermen.
The feast in honor of the Holy Spirit, “one of the Trinity of God, one in honor, one in essence and one in glory with the Father and the Son” is celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost. This feast has been established by the Church “for the majesty of the Most Holy and Life-creating Spirit, for He is [...]
According to the teaching of our holy Fathers the event of Pentecost marks the birthday of the Church. The Church, of course, was constituted by Christ, through his incarnation whereby he united our humanity with the Godhead, and through the work of redemption which he accomplished through his Crucifixion and Resurrection. But what [...]
Greece’s National poet Dionysios Solomos (1798–1857) was born on the Greek island of Zakynthos, to an elderly count and his teenaged housekeeper. Solomos was educated in Italy, where he studied law and literature, but on returning to Greece he relearned Greek, and decided to write in demotic, or common modern, [...]
The Orthodox Faithful in Hong Kong celebrated the Holy Week and the Glorious Pascha in a solemn way. Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, assisted by Rev.Fr.Emmanuel Lemelson, celebrated the Services of the Holy Week at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke and the Resurrection Service at the Canossian Sister’s Chapel.
After the Saviour’s Ascension into the Heavens, the eleven Apostles and the rest of His disciples, the God-loving women who followed after Him from the beginning, His Mother, the most holy Virgin Mary, and His brethren-all together about 120 souls returned from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem. Entering into [...]
The diligence of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women is truly great and their fervent love for the Lord is constant. Free from every earthly predilection their hearts lived and breathed only for the Lord: all their thoughts, desires and hope were concentrated in Him and all their blessings and treasure consisted [...]