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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
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
Orientale Lumen Conferences Announced for 2007 2007-03-14
Apostolic Exhortation "Sacramentum Caritatis" 2007-03-13
Benedict XVI Highlights 1st Century Papal Primacy 2007-03-09
Wednesday Audience: On St. Clement of Rome 2007-03-07
Clement: No Conflict between Laity and Church Hierarchy 2007-03-07
Responsibility towards the Mother Church of Jerusalem 2007-03-06
Bishop Hilarion Alfeev on Music as Prayer 2007-03-05
Interconfessional Panel Is Reactivated 2007-03-05
Christian Conscience on the Critical List 2007-03-05
UOC-KP and UOC-MP Orthodox Dispute Poltava Church 2007-03-05
UOC-MP and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Discuss UOC-KP 2007-03-05
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Bishops Ask UOC-KP Head to Resign 2007-03-05
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Synod Meets in Argentina 2007-03-05
Meeting of representatives of Christian Churches and communities in the CIS and Baltic countries 2007-03-05
Russian Orthodox leader sees positive change under Benedict XVI 2007-03-05
Prayer does not mean Evading Reality and Responsibility 2007-03-05
Metropolitan Nicholas on the Lost Tomb of Jesus 2007-03-05
Prayer a Life-and-Death Matter, Says Pope 2007-03-04
Angelus: On the Transfiguration 2007-03-04
Bishop Fisher on Conscience and Authority 2007-03-03
Putin to Attend to Ecumenical Matters 2007-03-02

Teachings of Christ

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35 ESV)

Pentecost

Blessed are You, O Christ our God, * Who has shown the fishermen to be all wise, * by sending down to them the Holy Spirit, * and through them You have caught the whole world in Your net. * O Lover of Mankind, glory to You. (Troparion - Tone 8)

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

When the Most High descended, confusing tongues, * He divided the nations; * but when He distributed the tongues of fire, * He called all to unity; * and, with one voice, * we glorify the Most Holy Spirit. (Kontakion - Tone 8)

Random Proverb

"The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin." (Proverbs 10:10 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Therefore let us leave untouched the senseless speculations of the masses and the false doctrines, and turn to the teaching delivered to us in the beginning, let us be temperate and ready for our prayers, persevere in fasting, and fervently implore the All-seeing God not to expose us to temptations, since the Lord has said: 'The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.'

St. Polycarp, Epistle to the Philippians