According to the witness of St. John Chrysostom, some people during his time were content with only bread and water during the entire Holy Forty Day Fast, and “on other hand, although the fast was coming there were those who tried a thousand times to get him to drink wine or to eat something not […]
On the first Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy, that is to say the feast of the restitution of the holy icons, as the Church once again, by the grace of God, vanquished the heresy of the iconoclasts and preserved with exactitude the faith and the tradition of the Holy Fathers of […]
Time has always had a special significance for people, but from a Christian point of view it has acquired incomparably greater value. Time is now sacred. It’s been sanctified, because our Lord entered it through His incarnation and lived within it as God and Human. Christ’s coming into the world makes it clear that the “fullness of time has come” (Gal. 4, 4), that “the time has been fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark, 1, 5).
The first thing the Apostle points out is that we ought to accept that we often fall under the spell of darkness, namely of sin, and therefore our deeds are sinful. Indeed there is no man, particularly no Christian, who does not readily confess in a general and vague manner, that he is a sinner.
On March 25, 2013, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Manila,Philippines, and ordained Deacon Gregory Latoja to the Holy Priesthood. Archimandrite Vassilios Athanasopoulos (from the Holy Metropolis of Thiva and Levadia), Archimandrite Philemon Castro and Presbyter James Doronela, participated in […]
On March 23-26, 2013, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia visited Philippines. On Sunday, March 24, Sunday of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Nektarios, assisted by Fr. Vassilios Athanasopoulos (from the Holy Metropolis of Thiva and Levadia) and Fr.James Doronela, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, Paranaque, Manila. During the Liturgy Metropolitan […]
On Sunday, March 17,2013, fr.Panharios Borreros visited the Orthodox Community in Lake Cebu, Chrismated catechumens and celebrated the Divine Liturgy.