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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
Concert Brings East and West Together 2007-04-03
Somalia to Receive Holy Thursday Collection 2007-04-03
John Paul II Showed That Christ Is All, Pope Says 2007-04-03
Responding to God's love, vital aim of John Paul II's life 2007-04-02
Be Witnesses to Christ among your peers 2007-04-02
Following Christ means complete commitment to Him 2007-04-02
God Calls People to Sanctity in their Daily Work 2007-04-02
UOC-MP Synod Forms Committee on Revival of Ukrainian Orthodox Unity 2007-04-02
UOC-MP Orthodox Administrator Condemns “A National Church for Ukraine” 2007-04-02
Ukrainian Orthodox (UOC-KP) Head Warns of Cooperation with New Generation 2007-04-02
Papal Homily for Palm Sunday 2007-04-02
Cardinal Sodano to Be Papal Legate at Fatima 2007-04-02
Communique of the 6th Academic Meeting between Judaism and Orthodox Christianity 2007-04-01
Pontiff Praises Freedom in Ukraine 2007-03-31
Healed Nun Goes Public 2007-03-31
Ukraine ambassador invites papal visit 2007-03-30
Ukraine: Culture and Religion in Service of Common Good 2007-03-30
Witnesses of Christ in the World of Work 2007-03-30
Respect for Religions and the Right to Religious Freedom 2007-03-30
Confession: Encounter with God's Mercy 2007-03-30
Reintroduction of Cloning-Ban Bill Is Hailed 2007-03-30
Religious Liberty Goes Beyond Worship, Says Prelate 2007-03-30
Child's 1st Right Is to Be Born, Insists Holy See 2007-03-30
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Holy Pascha 2007 2007-03-29
SCOBA Agency Announces New Programming Featuring Orthodox Clergy From Around the Nation 2007-03-29
Vatican said to turn down Greek request to return Parthenon fragments 2007-03-29
Ethiopia: Christian street preacher slain by Islamic mob 2007-03-29
Prelate Urges Politicians to Obey Natural Law 2007-03-29
Dozens of Cures Reported in John Paul II Cause 2007-03-29
Israelis Skip Meeting for Now 2007-03-29
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

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)


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

Virtues and vices are the food of the soul and it can feed on either one, turning to whichever one it wants. If it is bent toward moral excellence, it will be fed by virtue - by righteousness, temperance, meekness, endurance. In other words, it is just as St. Paul says, 'being nourished by the word of truth' (1 Tim. 4:6).

St. Ignatius of Antioch