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Theophany in Hong Kong

Filed in News by on February 9, 2011 • views: 747
Theophany in Hong Kong

The Orthodox Community in Hong Kong celebrated the great feast of Theophany with spiritual joy. On Thursday evening, January 6th, His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios served the Divine Liturgy with double hymns and readings for the great feasts of  Christmas (old calendar) and Theophany (new calendar). After the Liturgy he celebrated the Service of the Great […]

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7 Νέες Βαπτίσεις στο Μεντάν

Filed in Νεα by on February 11, 2011 • views: 1286
7 Νέες Βαπτίσεις στο Μεντάν

Στις 5 Ιανουαρίου ο π.Χρυσόστομος εβάπτισε επτά Κατηχουμένους στον Ιερό Ναό Αγίου Δημητρίου Μεντάν.

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The Saturday of Souls

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The Saturday of Souls

The Saturday before Meat-Fare Sunday: The Saturday of Souls. Through the Apostolic Constitutions (Book VIII, ch.42), the Church of Christ has received the custom to make commemorations for the departed on the third, ninth, and fortieth days after their repose. Since many throughout the ages, because of an untimely death in a faraway place, or […]

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HIEROMARTYR GREGORY V, PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

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HIEROMARTYR GREGORY V, PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

Our father among the saints Gregory V of Constantinople was the 234th Patriarch of Constantinople. He served as patriarch for three separate periods at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: from 1797 to 1798, from 1806 to 1808, and from 1818 to 1821. He was martyred in 1821 during the Greek War of […]

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH AT THE MARTYRDOM PLACE OF PATRIARCH GREGORY V

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH AT THE MARTYRDOM PLACE OF PATRIARCH GREGORY V

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at the end of today’s Liturgy [05/10/2011], addressed the numerous pilgrims from Greece and abroad, among whom there were hundreds of Greek elementary and high school students. Speaking in memory of Patriarch Gregory V, he said the following: “Today is a day of mourning and bitter memories, because as today, April 10, […]

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THE SIXTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT

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THE SIXTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT

Being disclosed in a Canon of the 5th week, the Gospel parable about the rich man and Lazarus serves as the subject of hymns also in the 6th week. The Holy Church calls us “to run from the cruelty and hatred of mankind of the rich man and to emulate the fortitude and longsuffering of […]

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAYS OF HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAYS OF HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA

Lazarus Saturday: Jesus raises His friend from the dead. Mary and Martha plead with the Lord to come quickly to heal their brother Lazarus. Jesus delays his return until Lazarus is dead four days. Martha confesses her belief in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says: “I am the resurrection and the […]

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THE CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY IN HONG KONG

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THE CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY IN HONG KONG

On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year. Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem following His glorious miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Having […]

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HOLY WEEK-THE MAJOR THEMES AND MEANING OF EACH DAY

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HOLY WEEK-THE MAJOR THEMES AND MEANING OF EACH DAY

      SATURDAY OF LAZARUS An interlude between Great Lent and Holy Week, the Church names this day the “Saturday of Lazarus” in remembrance of the resurrection of Lazarus told in the Gospel of John (11:1-45) and its promise of universal resurrection for all men. The Church connects this celebration, by anticipation, with the […]

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BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM

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BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM

AB001-21 Troparia of the Bridegroom Services – Tone 8 Listen to the hymn of “Bridegroom” by fr.Apostolos Hill.

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