The Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos (August 15).
The celebration of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Hong Kong.
Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honor of the great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong on Friday evening, August 14th, 2015.
The Feast of the Dormition (Falling asleep) of the All-holy Theotokos, celebrated on the 15th of August every year is the greatest among several others which commemorate her Blessed person and life.
On Friday, August 14, 2015, at 18.00pm., the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos will be celebrated at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong.
The hymns compiled by the hymnographers of the Church for Christians to celebrate feasts, as well as today’s feast of the Dormition of our Panagia, are masterpieces, as much in the structure, images and cosmetic adjectives they use, as well as in their content, which respond to the great existential problems of man, such as about life and death.
The holy and great Synod therefore says, that the only begotten Son, born according to nature of God the Father, very God of very God, Light of Light, by whom the Father made all things, came down, and was incarnate, and was made man, suffered, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven.
Our Most Holy Lady has been established in the minds of the Orthodox faithful as an intercessor who unites the earth with heaven, the perceptible world with the beauty of the things of the spirit.
Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honour of the great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong on Thursday evening, August 14th, 2014.
On Friday, August 1st, at 18.00p.m. the Small Paraclesis will be celebrated at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral.