THE SERVICE OF 12 GOSPELS IN HONG KONG

On Holy and Great Thursday evening the Orthodox Community in Hong Kong celebrated at Saint Luke Cathedral the matins service for Great and Holy Friday. In a service lasting well over 3 hours the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ was proclaimed. Apolytikion. Mode 4. You ransomed us from the curse of the […]

ANTIPHON 15-HOLY THURSDAY EVENING

Today, He who suspended the earth in the waters is suspended on a cross. The King of the Angels wears a crown of thorns. He who wraps the sky in clouds is wrapped in a fake purple robe. He who freed Adam in the Jordan accepts to be slapped. The Bridegroom of the Church is […]

HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and […]

ON THE SAVING PASSION OF OUR LORD

CATECHESIS 73: On the Saving Passion of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ by St. Theodore the Studite Given on Great and Holy Friday.   Brethren and Fathers, while the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ when they are recalled are always able to pierce the soul, they do so especially in these present days, […]

WHAT CHRIST ACCOMPLISHED ON THE CROSS

The topic of today’s talk—what Christ accomplished on the Cross—is of course a prime subject of contemplation during the Lenten season, as we prepare to prayerfully commemorate Christ’s passion, death, and the inevitable consequence of His death: His holy Resurrection. As we call to mind and repent of our sins during the Holy Fast, we […]

EASTER MESSAGE 2011 IN CHINESE

PASCHAL ENCYCLICAL OF HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN NEKTARIOS OF HONG KONG AND SOUTHEAST ASIA To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Members of the Parishes of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia and the entire Orthodox Family in South East Asia HOLY PASCHA 2011       親愛的弟兄姐妹們,   […]

EASTER MESSAGE 2011

PASCHAL ENCYCLICAL OF HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN NEKTARIOS OF HONG KONG AND SOUTHEAST ASIA To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Members of the Parishes of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia and the entire Orthodox Family in South East Asia HOLY PASCHA 2011     Beloved brothers and […]

THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY UNCTION IN HONG KONG

On Holy and Great Wednesday evening, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Unction at Saint Luke Cathedral in Hong Kong. Holy Unction  is a sacramental act whereby the Church seeks wholeness and well-being for its members, especially the sick and the suffering. The service of Holy Unction consists […]

SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM-HOMILY 71 ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

  John 13:1 And He took His garments, and having sat down again, said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? And what follows. 1. A grievous thing, beloved, a grievous thing it is to come to the depths of wickedness; for then the soul becomes hard to be restored. Wherefore we […]

THEOLOGY AND EUCHARIST

  The actual state of Orthodox theology must be characterized by two words: confusion and awakening. By confusion, I mean an obvious lack of unity among Orthodox theologians: unity of theological language, unity of method, consensus as to the nature of questions and the mode of their solution. Our theology develops in a plurality of […]