The Holy Mountain: A place with Ecumenical coordinates and a heavenly orientation

The higher one climbs, the more—we are told by scientists—gravity weakens; the less one can feel earth’s pull, the more one’s ties to earth are loosened; it becomes so much easier for one to depart from earth’s demanding and contending presence. One becomes so much lighter. However, one also feels so much closer to the […]

Theophany in Hong Kong

On Friday 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 blessing of the Waters. On Sunday, January 8, His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios celebrated the Service […]