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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
Irenaeus: Apostolic Tradition Is Public And Unique 2007-03-28
Elderly Chaldean nuns murdered in Iraq 2007-03-28
Papal Address on 50th Anniversary of Treaty of Rome 2007-03-28
Vatican TV Releases DVD Collection 2007-03-28
Eliminating All Forms of Violence Against Children 2007-03-27
Ukrainian parish hunger strike ended at cardinal's request 2007-03-27
Holy See: Religions Can Aid Peace in Holy Land 2007-03-27
Vatican Lists Its Concerns About Europe 2007-03-27
Taizé Leader Meets With Benedict XVI 2007-03-27
Europe headed into twilight of history, Pope warns 2007-03-26
Build Up "New Europe," Urges Benedict XVI 2007-03-26
On the Annunciation 2007-03-26
European Bishops' Message to EU Leaders 2007-03-26
Love of Christ is Stronger than Violence and Hatred 2007-03-25
Head of the UGCC: One of my main tasks is to make spiritual unity 2007-03-25
To Members of CL: Bring Truth and Peace to the World 2007-03-24
Europe Must Not Forget the Identity of its People 2007-03-24
President Bush Congratulates Archbishop Demetrios 2007-03-24
Indifference Is Sin Against Poor, Preacher Says 2007-03-24
Irish President Meets With Benedict XVI 2007-03-24
The Family Who Died for Sheltering Jews 2007-03-24
Egyptian cleric cancels visit with Pope 2007-03-23
US bishops denounce works by pro-abortion theologian 2007-03-23
Peru Declares March 25 as "Day of the Unborn" 2007-03-23
Russia Gets Papal Condolences for Disasters 2007-03-23
To Be Credible, Respect Life, Pope Tells Doctors 2007-03-23
Austrian cardinal optimistic on Catholic-Orthodox accord 2007-03-22
Mexico Archdiocese Speaks Up on Abortion 2007-03-22
Reason Is Antidote to Relativism, Pope Says 2007-03-22
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Annunciation and Greek Independence Day 2007-03-21
Catholics and Jews Consider the Question of Religious Freedom 2007-03-21
Telegram for Two Disasters in Russia 2007-03-21
Justin: Christianity, Historical Manifestation of the Logos 2007-03-21
Journalists Honor Holocaust Hero 2007-03-21
Jews and Catholics Defend Conscience 2007-03-21
Crisis in Indonesia 2007-03-21
Russian City Getting Its 1st Catholic Church 2007-03-20
Youth Forum, Witnessing to Christ in the World of Work 2007-03-20
Church Needs the Contribution of the Blind 2007-03-20
Pope Visits a Youth Detention Center 2007-03-20
The Eucharist, The Source of Christian Joy 2007-03-20
A Conscience Decision 2007-03-19
Cardinal Sodano Speaks Up for Values 2007-03-19
Family Worth Defending, Says Symposium 2007-03-19
Obstacles Plague Religious Freedom, Experts Say 2007-03-19
Korean Orthodox Priests learn to lead Great Lenten services 2007-03-15
Pope Links Unity and Evangelization 2007-03-15
Pope Benedixt XVI on St. Ignatius of Antioch 2007-03-15
Ignatius of Antioch: Christian Unity Reflects Unity of God 2007-03-14
Communique on Visit of Russian President 2007-03-14

Teachings of Christ

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’" (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV)


Christ is risen from the dead * trampling down Death by death, * and to those in the tombs bestowing life! (Troparion)

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

Although You descended into the tomb, O Immortal One, * You destroyed the power of Hades; * You arose as the victor, O Christ God, * proclaiming to the myrrh-bearing women: “Rejoice!” * And granting peace to Your Apostles, * O, You, Who gives resurrection to the fallen. (Kontakion)

Random Proverb

"My son, do not lose sight of these — keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul." (Proverbs 3:21,22a ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Our distresses are notorious, even though we leave them untold, for now their sound has gone out into all the world. The doctrines of the Fathers are despised; apostolic traditions are set at nought; the devices of innovators are in vogue in the Churches; now men are rather contrivers of cunning systems than theologians; the wisdom of this world wins the highest prizes and has rejected the glory of the cross. Shepherds are banished, and in their places are introduced grievous wolves hurrying the flock of Christ. Houses of prayer have none to assemble in them; desert places are full of lamenting crowds. The elders lament when they compare the present with the past. The younger are yet more to be compassionated, for they do not know of what they have been deprived. All this is enough to stir the pity of men who have learnt the love of Christ; but, compared with the actual state of things, words fall very far short....

Saint Basil the Great
(Letter 90)