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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
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

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:27-30 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

"Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you." (Proverbs 3:28 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

We see the water of a river flowing uninterruptedly and passing away, and all that floats on its surface, rubbish or beams of trees, all pass by. Christian! So does our life. . . I was an infant, and that time has gone. I was an adolescent, and that too has passed. I was a young man, and that too is far behind me. The strong and mature man that I was is no more. My hair turns white, I succumb to age, but that too passes; I approach the end and will go the way of all flesh. I was born in order to die. I die that I may live. Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom!

St. Tikhon of Voronezh