HAWAII OF MY HEART
USA OF MY HEART
Ο Αμερικανο-Ιάπωνας ηθοποιός του Hollywood
Cary-Hiroyuki Tawaga των ταινιών Mortal Kombat
ο ο οποίος σήμερα ζει στη Χαβάη βαπτίστηκε το Νοέμβριου του 2015
Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός στη Ρωσία
Η Ορθόδοξη Βάπτιση του Cary-Hiroyuki Tawaga
ο οποίος ονομάστηκε Παντελεήμων
Του Αιμίλιου Πολυγένη
Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός βαπτίστηκε ο ηθοποιός του Hollywood, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, στον Ιερό Ναό της Παναγίας Πάντων των Θλιβομένων η χαρά.
Το μυστήριο του βαπτίσματος τέλεσε στα αγγλικά ο Πρόεδρος του Τμήματος των Εξωτερικών Σχέσεων του Πατριαρχείου Μόσχας, Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Βολοκολάμσκ κ. Ιλαρίωνας.
Να αναφερθεί ότι το όνομα που έλαβε ο ηθοποιός Tagawa είναι Παντελεήμων.
Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες ο Tagawa έπαιξε στην ρώσικη ταινία “ιερέας” και μετά από βαθιά αναζήτηση και σκέψη, αποφάσισε να λάβει το βάπτισμα και να ασπαστεί την Ορθοδοξία.
FAITHBOOK – ORTHODOXY
Image of Virgin Mary weeps myrrh – Hawaii’s miracle icon
HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY
Image of Virgin Mary streams myrrh- Hawaii’s miracle icon
HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY
Hawaii icon of Virgin Mary claimed to cure man of blindness
HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY
Orthodoxy on the Hawaiian Islands
Orthodox churches can be found in all corners of the globe—even in far-flung Hawaii. This tropical paradise in the Pacific Ocean consisting of eight large islands and many more small ones is named after its largest island. It has a population is over one million, 60 percent of whom are Christian, including Orthodox Christian. Rector of the St. Juvenaly Orthodox Mission, Fr. John Schroedel, tells us about Orthodox life on the U.S.’s fiftieth state.
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—Fr. John, please tell us about the history of Orthodox Christianity on the Hawaiian islands.
—Right now we have three churches and three priests. This one, the St. Juvenaly Mission on the big island of Hawaii, has only mission status. I have been here since December 4, 2007—not very long. This mission was formally started in 2004. There was a priest here, Fr. Sergius, who served for 18 months. After he left, there was no priest here for another 18 months, but the core community held on very stubbornly and kept meeting, having reader’s services and trying to obtain a priest. God bless them for their faith! When I came I could really feel that faith. They were hungry for Orthodoxy. Many of them had never regularly attended an Orthodox church before, so they wanted to gain experience and deepen their knowledge of Orthodoxy. As a young priest it is wonderful to be appreciated—just because you are a priest. They were eager to make up for their lack of experience, and worked hard to learn more. This was a great joy for me.
The other two Orthodox churches are located in Honolulu. One of them, a large Greek church dedicated to Sts. Constantine and Helen, is known as the Cathedral church of the Pacific. It is the oldest continuing church in the islands. There has been a Russian community here for a long time which has waxed and waned. The Greek parish community has been here since the 1950’s, and their current church building was consecrated in 1988. The current priest of that church, Fr. John Kuehnle, has been there for less than a Continue reading “Orthodoxy on the Hawaiian Islands”
ALASKA OF MY HEART
Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Iveron Icon Alaska visit
St Jose Munoz-Cortez’s Icon of Holy Virgin Mary
During the last two weeks of July 2014 the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Iveron Icon traveled throughout Alaska. Numerous miracles and blessings were bestowed on the faithful. Her travels by land, sea and air were marked by unusually consistent fair weather. In addition to traveling to every parish and monastic community on Kodiak Island, she traveled throughout the greater Anchorage area and the Kenai Peninsula.