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Photo: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople embraces newly enthroned Pope Francis after his inaugural Mass in Rome on March 19, 2013.

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Vatican foreign minister concludes trip to Cyprus 2016-11-09
Syrian Orthodox prelate wounded by gunfire in Aleppo 2016-11-09
Iraq: Syriac Catholics from liberated town fear what lies ahead 2016-11-08
Profile of Iraqi Christian town 2016-11-05
Maronite bishops welcome election of Lebanese president, breaking long impasse 2016-11-03
Prelates call for respect for rights of Christians in Iraq 2016-11-03
Romanian Orthodox look for unity after Crete meeting 2016-11-02
Ecumenical Patriarch marks 25th anniversary 2016-11-02
In city liberated from Islamic State, Iraqi bishop celebrates first Divine Liturgy in over two years 2016-10-31
In Crimea, Ukrainian Catholics and Orthodox excluded from religious council 2016-10-31
Final Press Release of the Assembly of Catholic Hierarchy in Syria 2016-10-30
‘There will always be Christians in Iraq,’ Patriarch Louis Raphael I (Sako) vows 2016-10-27
Byzantine liturgies to be restored at University of Scranton at Ciszek Hall 2016-10-27
21st Regular Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA develops Church strategy 2016-10-27
Church of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor desecrated 2016-10-27
Iraqi Chaldean Archbishop: US bears ‘moral responsibility’ toward Iraq 2016-10-27
Irish faithful invited to pray for Syrian peace 2016-10-27
Mahanoy City church to celebrate 125 years 2016-10-25
Together we proclaim the joy of the Gospel, Bishops of the Oriental Catholic Churches in Europe 2016-10-25
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church opened 225 communities in Western European countries 2016-10-25
Diversity is not a danger, but a treasure for the whole Church, European Eastern Catholic bishops 2016-10-25
Syrian Catholics fear Islamic takeover, plead for West to stop arming rebels 2016-10-24
Papal laments cruel violence in Iraq 2016-10-24
European bishops discuss pastoral care of Eastern Catholic migrants 2016-10-21
Chaldean patriarchate assures Iraqi army of prayers 2016-10-21
Iraqi Christians rejoice at town’s liberation from ISIS 2016-10-20
Orthodox theologian argues against historic Church-state alignment 2016-10-20
His Beatitude Sviatoslav in Vinnytsia on the Feast of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God: "The Feast of the Protection – is celebrating of something which is happening today" 2016-10-19
Meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Eastern Churches in Europe to be held in Portugal 2016-10-19
The Ukrainian embassy in the United Kingdom criticized the Patriarch Kiril's visit to London 2016-10-19
Special Prayer Services in Honor of the first Bishop of all Eastern Catholics in the United States 2016-10-19
New Bishops Elected in Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate 2016-10-19
Russian Patriarch Kirill concerned about Anglican developments 2016-10-19
Syria: monk emphasizes ISIS-Saudi link 2016-10-19
Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako addresses task force on Iraq’s future 2016-10-19
Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako appeals for Iraqi unity as army advances on Mosul 2016-10-19
Shelling hits Aleppo’s Christian quarter; children killed 2016-10-14
Bahrain: king gives land for Christian church 2016-10-14
Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma (USA) Conducts Clergy Retreat 2016-10-12
Pope pleads for immediate ceasefire in Syria 2016-10-12
Nun: Western journalists biased in their coverage of Syria 2016-10-12
Walter Ciszek Day 2016 to be celebrated October 16th 2016-10-12
“The first victim of war is truth” - patriarch says to the Catholic bishops of Europe 2016-10-11
Catholic, Orthodox officials present Syrian children’s appeal for peace 2016-10-11
Dublin archbishop meets with leading Russian Orthodox official 2016-10-07
Aleppo is a divided city, like Cold War Berlin, archbishop reports 2016-10-06
Report: Kurdish fighters occupy Christian villages in Syria 2016-10-06
Pope recalls apostolic journey to Caucasus, speaks of unity of martyrs’ blood 2016-10-05
Orthodox and Catholics must stand together: Russian Orthodox official 2016-10-03
Ecumenical setback as Orthodox boycott papal Mass in Georgia 2016-10-03

Teachings of Christ

“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26 ESV)

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter. (Prostration)

Rather grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love. (Prostration)

Yes, O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not condemn my brother; for You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)

 

 

Random Proverb

"The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing." (Proverbs 9:13 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

For to despise the present age, not to love transitory things, unreservedly to stretch out the mind in humility to God and our neighbor, to preserve patience against offered insults and, with patience guarded, to repel the pain of malice from the heart, to give one's property to the poor, not to covet that of others, to esteem the friend in God, on God's account to love even those who are hostile, to mourn at the affliction of a neighbor, not to exult in the death of one who is an enemy, this is the new creature whom the Master of the nations seeks with watchful eye amid the other disciples, saying: "If, then, any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away. Behold all things are made new" (2Cor. 5:17).

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