Theophany 2013 in Hong Kong

On Sunday, January 6, 2013, the Great Feast of Theophany was solemnly celebrated by the Orthodox faithful in Hong Kong. Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia presided over the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great and the Service of the Great Blessing of Waters at the Orthodox Cathedral of Apostle Luke […]

The Great Feast of Theophany at the Phanar

On Sunday, January 6, 2013, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the Divine Liturgy with members of the Holy and Sacred Synod on the occasion of the Feast of the Theophany at the Patriarchal Church of St. George.  Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, the Ecumenical Patriarch participated in the traditional blessing of […]

Saint George the Chozebite

On January 8, on the Church’s calendar, we celebrate the memory of the Holy George of Chozeba, or ‘the Chozebite’ (6th-7th centuries). St George was one of the survivors of the terrible Persian conquest of the Holy Land in the early 7th century.     St George was born in Cyprus to pious parents with […]

Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet Forerunner and Baptizer John

On the next day after the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Holy Church glorifies the Forerunner and Baptist John (about him see Mt. 3:1-16; 11:1-19; 14:1-12; Mk. 1:2-8; 6:14-29; Lk. 1:5-25,39-80; 3:1-20; 7:18-35; 9:7-9; Jn. 1:19-34; 3:22-26), as such a man, who, having been included himself in line with holy prophets, foretold […]