Message of Metropolitan Nektarios for the Chinese New Year (Year of the Goat)


of Metropolitan Nektarios

of Hong Kong and South East Asia

for the Chinese New Year (Year of the Goat)




Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

When Jesus is called the Lamb of God in John 1:29 and John 1:36, it is referring to Him as the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for sin.

It is through His death on the cross as God’s perfect sacrifice for sin and His resurrection three days later that we can now have eternal life if we believe in Him.

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.” (1 Peter 1:18-21)

On this Year of the Goat let us imitate our Compassionate Lord. Let us show love, mercy and compassion to our brothers and sisters. Let us cry out with John the Baptist and Forerunner to the whole world: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).


恭喜發財    Kung Hei Fat Choi


With paternal love in Christ

+Metropolitan Nektarios

of Hong Kong and South East Asia