Chinese Man Travels Thousands of Miles to be Baptized

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Chinese Man Travels Thousands of Miles to be Baptized

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Another adult Baptism recently took place on the banks of the Haliacmon River, the longest river contained entirely in Greece, flowing 185 miles through the Greek regions of West Macedonia and Central Macedonia, reports Romfea.

This time the new convert traveled thousands of miles from far away China to be baptized at the humble Monastery of the Virgin Kallipetras, in Veria, in northern Greece. The monastery is a male coenobium, dating back to at least 1100 AD. The name of the monastery is connected with a huge rocky column nearby, known as “Kallipetra.” St. Gregory Palamas is among the many saints who have lived and struggled there.

The former Su, now Constantine, received the gifts of the Holy Spirit with exemplary devotion, fasting, and prayer, on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The Baptism was celebrated by the abbot of the monastery, Archimandrite Palamas, reports inveria.gr.

Three members of his family traveled to Greece together with him.

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2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017: Ο Κινέζος Su βαφτίστηκε Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός στην Ελλάδα στην όχθη του Αλιάκμονα

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Ο Κινέζος Su βαφτίστηκε Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός στην όχθη του Αλιάκμονα

Άλλη μια βάπτιση ενήλικου πραγματοποιήθηκε στην όχθη του ευλογημένου Αλιάκμονα. Κι αυτή τη φορά, ο νεοφώτιστος ταξίδεψε χιλιάδες χιλιόμετρα από την μακρινή Κίνα για να βαπτιστεί στο ταπεινό μοναστήρι της Καλλιπετρας.

Ο πρώην SU, τώρα πια Kωνσταντινος με υποδειγματική ευλάβεια, νηστεία και προσευχή δέχθηκε τα χαρίσματα του Αγίου Πνευματος το Σάββατο 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017.

Μαζί με τον νεοφώτιστο ταξίδεψαν από την Ασιατική χώρα και τρία μέλη της οικογενείας του.

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Ένας άφθαρτος Γάμος στο Tianjin (Τιεν-Τσιν) της Κίνας – Οι δύο ανώνυμοι Κινέζοι Νεομάρτυρες του Τιεν-Τσιν της Κίνας (+21 Ιουνίου 1870)

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Ένας άφθαρτος Γάμος στο Tianjin (Τιεν-Τσιν) της Κίνας –

Οι δύο ανώνυμοι Κινέζοι Νεομάρτυρες του Τιεν-Τσιν της Κίνας

(+21 Ιουνίου 1870)

«Συνέπεσε την ημέρα της σφαγής [21 Ιουνίου 1870] να έχει πάει στο Tianjin (Τιεν-Τσιν) της Κίνας ο π. Ησαΐας Πολίκιν, για να τελέσει το Γάμο ενός ζεύγους Κινέζων Ορθοδόξων Χριστιανών. Δεν πρόφτασε, όμως, να τους στεφανώσει, γιατί πρόλαβαν οι φανατικοί ειδωλολάτρες να τους κατασφάξουν κι έτσι να τούς χαρίσουν ένα πιο πολύτιμο και άφθαρτο στεφάνι, του Μαρτυρίου».

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Αρχιμ. Ιωάννου Κωστώφ

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A letter from the first Taiwanese Orthodox missionary Pelagia Yu to the Greek people

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A letter from the first Taiwanese

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I am Chinese, born in Taiwan and my Christian name is Pelagia. I was a Protestant Christian, and it took me five years to become Orthodox. I love to read the Holy Bible and have all of its publications in the Chinese language.

I have visited Greece and discovered that it is a truly unique country. While travelling in your country, even before I arrived, on the plane I saw how different in temperament Greek people were, how cheerfully they conversed with each other, how they laughed and how they applauded the pilot after the landing, something unheard of for us Asians, who are more conservative and do not easily display emotion. I learnt after this experience that the expression of freedom requires passion and liveliness.

In Greece, I visited many churches, I participated in the Divine Liturgy, and when I Continue reading “A letter from the first Taiwanese Orthodox missionary Pelagia Yu to the Greek people”

Joseph Magnus Frangipani, Alaska, USA: The Impossibility of Aloneness – When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas

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Joseph Magnus Frangipani: 

The Impossibility of Aloneness – When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas

I’m an Orthodox Christian living in Homer, Alaska and experienced Jesus Christ in the Himalayas, in India.

I listen to the heartbeat of rain outside…

Cold, Alaskan fog blowing in off the bay, emerald hills now that autumn is here and summer chased away into the mountains. But a milky white fog spreads over the bay like a silken ghost. I used to visit Trappist monasteries, back when I was Catholic, at the beginning of high school, and searching for a relationship of love. I read plenty of philosophy then to know that knowing isn’t enough, that having a realization in the mind is entirely different from experiencing a revelation of the heart.

I spent two birthdays in the Himalayas…

Traveling along gravel roads that drop deep into icy gulches where the Ganges river rages below not yet packed with the filth and mud and newspapers of villages, not yet carrying remainders of Indians in her current, I found Christ found me. It’s a difficult and strangely compelling atmosphere to confront oneself, – – India, – – sandwiched with Continue reading “Joseph Magnus Frangipani, Alaska, USA: The Impossibility of Aloneness – When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas”