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The moving change of a former prostitute in Athens, Greece ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* The Greek Nun Porphyria when she was a taxi driver in Athens helped a prostitute woman to meet God & the Orthodox Faith

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ATHEISTS MET ORTHODOXY

The moving change of a former prostitute in Athens, Greece

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The Greek Nun Porphyria

when she was a taxi driver in Athens helped a prostitute woman

to meet God and the Orthodox Faith

Sister Nun Porphyria (+2015) was born and raised in Piraeus, Athens, Greece. Exercise at times various professions. For ten years (1997-2007) he worked as a taxi driver in Athens and Piraeus. Meet the modern virtuous and inserts Elder Porphyrios (now he is Saint Porphyrios) of books on the life and teachings. This acquaintance brought her closer to Christ and conscious Christian life. With a strong faith and deep love to God has been working His glory and the salvation of others. So the taxi became a modern pulpit, which led many to change life, blessed lesions. In recent years she became a nun with dual purpose: to fight distractions for salvation and to minister to the modern investigational human. Nun Porphyria died in Piraeus (Athens, Greece) on 2015.

The Nun Porphyria, tells us:

“The shift is my night, eleven o’clock in the evening. I driving in the street Piraeus to Square Omonia, the center of Athens. Inside the taxi, as usual, I was talking to my sweet Jesus. Spontaneously I told myself to Christ: “The first man who would I bore signal to stop, I will go him without money, sufficient to bring him near You. Does not stop it until it reached at the streets Piraeus and Continue reading The moving change of a former prostitute in Athens, Greece ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* The Greek Nun Porphyria when she was a taxi driver in Athens helped a prostitute woman to meet God & the Orthodox Faith

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復活節星期天 EASTER ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Chinese

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CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED, HE IS RISEN!

復活節星期天 Easter

復活節是教會一整年各項活動的重心。整個教會祭典都必須依賴這一個日子;因為復活節的日期決定了教會年曆中各項儀式每年不同的日期。

時間來到復活之日;在這一天我們唱著:<讓我們受這場祭典的啟發。讓我們相互擁抱。讓我們稱呼人們「兄弟」,即使他們討厭我們,讓我們藉由復活原諒所有的人…>。

在復活節星期天的早晨時分,我們宣布耶穌基督的復活。這項儀式會在星期六的午夜到星期天的清晨時分舉行。在此時神父唱道,<來吧,受取這光…>。教會再一次表現出基督化身成光的神秘性。

基督,也就是光,祂的誕生是由星辰指引,而今再次閃耀並且從墳墓的黑暗中露出光芒。祂再次出現在我們之中,眾人手握點燃的蠟燭,宣示著祂的勝利。神聖的光芒在我們之中閃耀著,同時也照亮了我們。

如果救世主所帶來的這道光無法戰勝那存在我們心靈之中罪惡的黑暗,那們麼我們就無須慶祝基督的復活

當蠟燭點燃之後,我們形成了一個隊伍;隊伍離開內殿,然後停在教堂的門口外面。有關復活的說明擷取自聖馬可福音書(16:1-8);接下來我們開始唱著偉大復活節的勝利詩篇:

<基督從死者中復活,

藉著死亡踐踏死亡,

然後那些躺在墓裡的人就獲得重生>。

詩歌中的讚美詞會重複數次;而這些重複的詩句則是取自詩經:

<讓主復活,讓祂的敵人被潰散>。

<主就是在這天創造一切;我們將歡欣鼓舞…>。

之後隊伍再次進入教會。神父在唱誦著連禱文,而合唱團唱著復活節的典文,將它獻給St. John of Damascus。在晨禱之後就是St. John Chrysostom神聖的禮拜儀式。

在禮拜儀式之後,(或者在晨禱結束之後會比較好),神父朗讀St. John Chrysostom位復活節祭典所寫下的優美佈道內容。在此摘錄部份文句:

<如果他從最初的時候,就開始努力的話,那麼讓他能在今天獲得回報…如果他在第六個小時抵達,那麼別讓他感到困惑;因為他同樣不會有任何損失。如果有人延遲了,直到第九個小時才到的話,讓他可以無畏無懼,能夠更靠近。如果他直到第十一個小時才到的話,讓他不要因為自己的遲到而害怕;因為主是慷慨的,祂能包容最先抵達者,也能包容最後一位參加者…

…那麼讓我們一同參與主的喜樂。最先和最後加入的人同樣得到祢的獎勵。貧窮的人和富有的人一齊歡樂。認真的人和懶惰的人一同慶祝這一天…桌上

擺滿豐盛物品,大家莊嚴地進食。獻祭的牛肉讓大家不致挨餓。大家盡情享用這信仰的盛宴;大家一同獲得這豐沛的、充滿愛的仁慈…沒有人會因為自己的過錯而傷心落淚,因為原諒已經從墓中復活了>。

在復活節星期天的下午舉行簡短的晚禱。所閱讀的福音書是耶穌基督在房門深鎖的房間裡在使徒面前顯現(約翰福音 20:19-25)。如果可能的話,可用不同語言朗讀,顯示基督所傳遞訊息的國際性。

在復活節那天,基督的信徒們互道:<基督復活了>,而且彼此回應:<他真的復活了>。這是從復活節開始直到基督升天為止大家用來打招呼的方式。

来源:

http://theological.asia

http://theological.asia/2015/04/%E5%BE%A9%E6%B4%BB%E7%AF%80%E6%98%9F%E6%9C%9F%E5%A4%A9-easter/

Pastoral Trips to Vietnam

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ORTHODOX HEART SITES

VIETNAM OF MY HEART

Pastoral Trips to Vietnam

Source:

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https://orthodoxmissions.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/pastoral-trips-to-vietnam/

ORTHODOX MISSIONS

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

With the blessing of Archbishop Benjamin of Vladivostok and the Primorsky area, a delegation of the Vladivostor Diocese will be in the Republic of Vietnam with a pastoral visit from 31 October to 14.

It will be headed by Archpriest Sergiy Yakutov, dean of the central diocesan district. Visits are planned to the city of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau and Kamran, reports the Diocesan website.

“On November 4, the day of the commemoration of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, we will have a festal divine service in honor of the parish patronal feast in the town of Vung Tau; this is perhaps the main goal of our regular pastoral visits to Vietnam,” stated Archpriest Sergiy on the eve of his departure.

In addition to divine services, there are plans for familiarization tours and formal meetings, including one with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam A. Kovtun.

Source: Orthodoxy in China
An article about the first pastoral visit and liturgy in Vietnam in March 2009 can be found here.
Also, I think that the picture above is from the first pastoral visit in March.

Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea: Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

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KOREA OF MY HEART

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Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea:

Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

Source:

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

My long pilgrimage to the Mother Church has been completed. As I think back over the long road of this pilgrimage, I become filled with deep emotion. For by the grace of God, I, a stray sheep, have found the lovely bosom of the Good Shepherd, the true body of Christ, – the One, Holy Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Therefore, it is my Continue reading Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea: Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

Fear knocked, faith answered, and no one was there! (Anonymous)

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EX 2×2 LETTERS FROM GREECE

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Fear knocked, faith answered, and no one was there! (Anonymous)

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos in Greece (+1994) & the young George the Tibetan Buddhist monk

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SAINTS OF MY HEART

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Saint Paisios of Mount Athos in Greece (+1994)

& the young George the Tibetan Buddhist monk

Source:

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ORTHODOX PATH

George, a young man of sixteen or seventeen, came to Mount Athos in Greece to go from one monastery to another. Though Greek by blood, he had been raised abroad from early childhood among Tibetan Buddhist monks in their monastery. He had made a great deal of progress in meditation, and he had become an accomplished sorcerer, able to summon any demon he wanted. He was also an expert in the martial arts. Using the power of Satan, he Continue reading Saint Paisios of Mount Athos in Greece (+1994) & the young George the Tibetan Buddhist monk

Link: Pilipinas ng aking puso – Simbahang Ortodokso Ng Silangan ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Filipino

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Pilipinas ng aking puso

Simbahang Ortodokso Ng Silangan

СО­БОР СВЯ­ТЫХ СЕ­МИ­ДЕ­СЯ­ТИ АПО­СТО­ЛОВ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian

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RUSSIA OF MY HEART

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СО­БОР СВЯ­ТЫХ СЕ­МИ­ДЕ­СЯ­ТИ АПО­СТО­ЛОВ

Со­бор свя­тых се­ми­де­ся­ти апо­сто­лов был уста­нов­лен Пра­во­слав­ной Цер­ко­вью для то­го, чтобы по­ка­зать рав­но­че­стие каж­до­го из се­ми­де­ся­ти и тем са­мым предот­вра­тить раз­но­гла­сия в по­чи­та­нии их. Они бы­ли из­бра­ны Гос­по­дом Иису­сом Хри­стом, чтобы бла­го­вест­во­вать Еван­ге­лие Continue reading СО­БОР СВЯ­ТЫХ СЕ­МИ­ДЕ­СЯ­ТИ АПО­СТО­ЛОВ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian