The First Service of the Salutations at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong
The Service of the Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary will be conducted on Friday, March 18, 2016, at 19.00pm, at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong.
Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn
Who was the author of the Akathist Hymn? To this question there has not been given an answer till this day which would not be disputed.
The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon
With this incident, the Fathers of the Church saw the foreshadowing of the Theotokos. The Virgin accepted the dew of Heaven from above, namely the Holy Spirit.
The Theotokos as the Throne of God
The Panagia is a Throne. She is a glorified throne, in the words of Saint John of Damascus. “Rejoice, throne of God, glorified and pure; Rejoice, spacious palace.”