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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.

Title Created Date
Witnesses of Christ's Death and His Passage to a New Life 2007-04-11
Regina Coeli: Messengers of Hope in the Risen Christ 2007-04-11
Easter Sunday: God Who Accepts Our Pain is Worthy of Faith 2007-04-10
Ukrainian Orthodox Diaspora Bishops Post Easter Greetings 2007-04-10
Pro-Russian parties rap Catholic influence in Ukraine 2007-04-10
Paschal Message of Moscow's Patriarch Alexi II 2007-04-09
Easter Saturday: In Resurrection Love Overcomes Death 2007-04-09
Pope Urged Iran to Release 15 Britons 2007-04-09
Benedict XVI's Easter Message 2007-04-09
Destroying Embryos Isn't Progress, Says Cardinal 2007-04-08
Resurrection Gives Hope, Says Pope 2007-04-08
Easter Message From Jerusalem 2007-04-08
Papal Reflection After Way of the Cross 2007-04-08
Bishop Alfeev on the Resurrection 2007-04-08
Easter Pastoral Letter of the Ukrainian Catholic Hierarchs of the U.S.A. 2007-04-07
Paschal Letter of Metropoltian Nicholas of Johnstown 2007-04-07
Good Friday: Lord's Passion, Way of the Cros at Colosseum 2007-04-07
1st World Mercy Congress Announced 2007-04-07
Women at Calvary Were Brave, Says Preacher 2007-04-07
Pope Notes Hypothesis on Date of Passover 2007-04-07
Bishop Praises Release of British Sailors 2007-04-07
Greek Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios of America to Speak at Columbia University 2007-04-06
Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass and the Lord's Supper Mass 2007-04-06
Zimbabwean Bishops Point to Easter Hope 2007-04-06
Nun Dies Saving AIDS Patients From Fire 2007-04-06
Pontiff Speaks of the "Today" of the Paschal Mystery 2007-04-06
Pope Explains the Incarnation Using Tolstoy 2007-04-06
"Way of the Cross" at Colosseum 2007-04-06
Toronto Greek Catholic Bishop Reprimands Priest over Political Support for Pro-Abortion Politician 2007-04-05
Christ Still Conquers Sin With Love, Pope Says 2007-04-05
On the Easter Triduum 2007-04-05
The Key to "Sacramentum Caritatis" 2007-04-05
Benedict XVI's Book Will Be Out Next Week 2007-04-05
Myanmar Missionary Dies 2007-04-05
Cardinal Mahony Decries Assisted Suicide Bill 2007-04-05
"Today, Too, Christ Overcomes Sin and Death With His Love" 2007-04-05
Archbishop Demetrios' Encyclical for Great and Holy Pascha 2007 2007-04-04
Bishop John of Parma's Pastoral Letter for Pascha 2007 2007-04-04
The Paschal Mystery is Present Reality 2007-04-04
Presentation of Pope's Book on Jesus of Nazareth 2007-04-04
Father of Billings Method Dead at 89 2007-04-04
Russian Catholics discourage speculation on Pope-Patriarch summit 2007-04-04
Papal Address on the Internal Forum 2007-04-04
Church in Qatar Nearing Completion 2007-04-04
Iraqis Plan Easter Liturgies Despite Violence 2007-04-04
Bishop Appeals for Release of British Sailors 2007-04-04
Patriarch Bartholomew's Paschal Letter 2007-04-03
Easter '07: A Taste of Unity 2007-04-03
John Paul II was a true servant of God 2007-04-03
Concert Brings East and West Together 2007-04-03

Teachings of Christ

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 ESV)


You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, * showing Your glory to Your Disciples as far as they were able to bear it. * Through the prayers of the Mother of God, * let Your everlasting Light shine also upon us sinners. * O Giver of Light, glory to You! (Troparion, Tone 7)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Upon the mountain You were transfigured, O Christ God, * and Your Disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could receive it, * so that when they would see You crucified, * they would understand that You suffered willingly; * and they would preach to the world * that You are truly the radiance of the Father. (Kontakion, Tone 7)


O Mother of God, in giving birth you preserved virginity; * and in falling asleep you did not forsake the world. * You are the Mother of Life and have been transferred to life, * and through your prayers you deliver our souls from death. (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Neither the tomb nor death could detain the Mother of God, * who is unsleeping in her prayers and our unfailing hope in her intercession; * for He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb, * transferred to Life the Mother of Life. (Kontakion - Tone 2)

Random Proverb

"Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her." (Proverbs 8:10,11 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

It was said about John the Little that one day he said to his older brother: "I want to be free from care and not to work but to worship God without interruption." And he took his robe off, and went into the desert. After staying there one week, he returned to his brother. And when he knocked at the door, his brother asked without opening it: "Who is it?" He replied: "It's John, your brother." The brother said: "John has become an angel and is not among people anymore." Then he begged and said: "It's me!" But his brother did not open the door and left him there in distress until the next morning. And he finally opened the door and said: "If you are a human being, you have to work again in order to live." Then John repented, saying: "Forgive me, brother, for I was wrong."

Sayings of the Desert Fathers