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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
Pontiff Recalls Key Ecumenical Events of '06 2007-01-24
"Horizontalism … Does Damage to Catholic Faith and Worship" 2007-01-20
Bishops Urge Christian Presence in Holy Land 2007-01-19
Courage Is Needed to Forge Unity, Says Pope 2007-01-19
Statement of Bishops Visiting the Holy Land 2007-01-19
Convincing Testimony to the Truths of the Gospel 2007-01-19
Catholics Committed to the Common Good in Turkey 2007-01-19
Briefing on the Current Situation of Ecumenism 2007-01-18
Follow Path to Christian Unity without Discouragement 2007-01-17
Cardinal Kasper Promoting Spiritual Ecumenism 2007-01-16
Christian College and a Seminary Reopen in Iraq 2007-01-16
2007 Sanctity of Life message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman 2007-01-14
Celebrating Christ's Nativity in China 2007-01-12
Papal Message to Catholics in Mideast 2007-01-11
Christmas Message of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia 2007-01-09
Christian College and a Seminary Leave Baghdad 2007-01-08
Results of Russian Poll on Attitudes Toward Religion Viewed 2007-01-07
Archpastoral Letter for the March for Life 2007 2007-01-05
Archpastoral Letter of Metropolitan Nicholas (ACROD) for Christmas 2006 2007-01-03
New Eparchy of Mavelikara for the Syro-Malankars 2007-01-02
Christmas Pastoral Letter of the Apostolic Visitor of the UGCC in Spain, Italy and Ireland 2007-01-02
2006 Nativity Message from His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV 2006-12-31
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios of America for the Feast of Saint Basil and the New Year 2006-12-29
The Chaldean Liturgical Reform: Time Ripe for Implementation 2006-12-28
Holy Father's Christmas Message: The Savior Knows That We Need Him 2006-12-25
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios of America for the Nativity of Christ 2006 2006-12-25
Patriarchial Proclaimation on the Feast of the Nativity 2006-12-20
Ecclesial Communion for New Coptic Catholic Patriarch 2006-12-19
Iraqi Patriarch Urges Fasting for Peace 2006-12-19
Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue as Witness 2006-12-19
Orthodox/Catholic Consultation Prokopis 2007 Grant Will Underwrite 2006-12-19
Christmas Pastoral of Bishop John of Parma 2006-12-19
Pope Praises The Spirituality Of The Alexandrian Tradition 2006-12-15
The Ecumenical Patriarch's Homily at the Divine Liturgy of the Feast Day of St. Andrew the Apostle 2006-12-14
Joint Declaration of Pope and His Beatitude Christodoulus 2006-12-14
Spiritual Contribution of Catholics and Orthodox 2006-12-14
Summary of Joint Declaration by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Benedict XVI 2006-12-13
Pope Benedict XVI and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Sign Significant Common Declaration 2006-12-12
Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Benedict XVI Comes to Hope-Filled Conclusion 2006-12-12
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Pays Historic Visit to Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit 2006-12-12
Common Declaration by Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Bartholomew I 2006-12-12
Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Benedict XVI to Turkey 2006-12-11
Christmas Greeting of His Beatitude Lubomyr 2006-12-05
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Welcomes Pope Benedict XVI at Istanbul International Airport 2006-11-29
Canonical Establishment of Holy Theophany Monastery 2006-11-26
Eastern Catholic Churches gather together and focus on Evangelization 2006-11-20
Communiqué of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue 2006-11-16
Statement by the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation On the Papal Visit 2006-11-02
Act of Canonical Communion 2006-11-01
Summation of the Joint Work of ROCOR and the MP 2006-11-01

Teachings of Christ

“Whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33 ESV)

A LIght to Enlighten

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (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.

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

Random Proverb

"Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching." (Proverbs 4:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

“We firmly believe that the Church will never fall, will never waiver and will not be destroyed. For this is what Christ taught, by Whom the heavens were established and the earth was founded, and stands firmly as the Holy Spirit says”. (Ps. 32:6) The Antichrist will lure to himself “those who have a weak and feeble mind, will seduce and will tear them away from the living God.”

St. John of Damascus, Oration on the Transfiguration of the Lord