Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong
The celebration of Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong
The Orthodox Faithful in Hong Kong celebrated the Holy Week and the Glorious Pascha in a solemn way. Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, assisted by Rev.Fr.Emmanuel Lemelson, celebrated the Services of the Holy Week at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke and the Resurrection Service at the Canossian Sister’s Chapel.
The Glorious Sunday of Pascha
The Synaxarion of the Day
SUNDAY OF PENTECOST
Blessed are You, O Christ our God, who made fishermen all-wise, sending upon them the Holy Spirit and, through them, netting the world. O Loving One, glory to You.
THE DILIGENCE AND LOVE OF MYRRHBEARING WOMEN
The diligence of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women is truly great and their fervent love for the Lord is constant. Free from every earthly predilection their hearts lived and breathed only for the Lord: all their thoughts, desires and hope were concentrated in Him and all their blessings and treasure consisted in Him. For the sake […]
ON THE SUNDAY OF THE HOLY MYRRHBEARERS
The Reading is from Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Christ is Risen! The Gospel reading today should be familiar to you. The verses from chapter 16:1-8 comprise the reading before the closed doors of the Church on the night […]
CHRIST IS RISEN-NOW WHAT ARE WE TO DO? (AUDIO)
Christ is Risen-Now what are we to do? By Dr.Bradley Nassif Brad Nassif – In this follow-up podcast, Dr. Nassif offers insights into the meaning of the resurrection for our everyday lives. Following St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, he reminds us that the gospel must always be of “first importance” in all we do […]
THREE TIMELESS TRUTHS OF THE RESURRECTION (AUDIO)
Three timeless truths of the resurrection by Dr.Bradley Nassif. Brad Nassif – From Pascha to Pentecost, Orthodox Christians greet each other with the words “Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!” What do those words mean? Dr. Nassif identifies three timeless truths about the Resurrection of Christ: Christ is forever alive. Christ conquered death. Christ […]
ON THOMAS SUNDAY-SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT
Divine compassion brought it about in a wonderful way that when the doubting disciple touched the wounds in his Master’s body, he cured the wounds of our unbelief. Thomas’ unbelief was of more advantage to our faith than the faith of the believing disciples because when he was led back to faith by touching Jesus, […]
SYNAXARION FOR THE SUNDAY OF SAINT THOMAS
Synaxarion for the Second Sunday of Pascha.