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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
“Russia should realize: war will be equally terrible for everyone,” Liubomyr (Husar) 2016-07-13
Joint Orthodox-Catholic commission begins study on Cardinal Stepanic 2016-07-13
Ukraine made its choice in favor of European family of nations as early as in Prince Volodymyr’s times - Patriarch Sviatoslav 2016-07-13
Cardinal suggests new meeting between Pope, Russian patriarch 2016-07-13
Prelate: non-Catholic Armenians see Pope as ‘true universal pastor’ 2016-07-11
Interview with Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III 2016-07-08
‘SAVE MY PEOPLE’ - An interview with a Chaldean Catholic priest from Iraq 2016-07-07
Maronite Patriarch: don’t encourage Christians to leave the Middle East 2016-07-07
Coptic nun killed by stray bullet in shoot-out in Egypt 2016-07-06
First Muslim call to prayer inside Hagia Sophia since 1931 2016-07-05
Patriarch Gregorios III: Greetings for Eid ul-Fitr 2016-07-03
Pan-Orthodox council pulled back from blessing marriages of Orthodox, non-Orthodox Christians 2016-07-01
Catholics, Orthodox gather in Antioch to recall St. Peter 2016-07-01
Coptic priest killed in Egypt; Islamic State suspected 2016-06-30
Long-term goal must be repatriation for refugees, Maronite Patriarch says 2016-06-29
Pope Francis calls on Catholics, Orthodox to abandon ‘rivalry, mistrust, and rancor’ 2016-06-28
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in letter to Pope, reflects on solidarity, Europe’s Christian roots 2016-06-28
The Holy and Great Council concludes its work 2016-06-27
Pope visits Armenian Genocide memorial 2016-06-27
Arriving in Armenia, Pope invokes the term: genocide 2016-06-25
Syrian archbishop agrees: suffering of Christians is not 'genocide' 2016-06-25
Pan-Orthodox council discusses regional bishops’ assemblies 2016-06-25
Maronite bishops reject calls to partition Syria 2016-06-22
Pope Francis: Armenian Genocide among the worst sufferings in history 2016-06-23
Pan-Orthodox council discusses document on mission 2016-06-23
Jewish extremists harass Orthodox worshippers in Jerusalem 2016-06-22
Cardinal Parolin backs Ukraine’s territorial integrity, says migrant crisis is ‘really scary’ 2016-06-22
Attack on Christians in Egypt 2016-06-22
Melkite synod postponed; Patriarch decries bishops' 'open rebellion' 2016-06-22
Chaldean patriarch calls on priests to stay close to Iraq’s suffering Christians 2016-06-22
Pan-Orthodox council opens with call to unity 2016-06-21
Syrian Orthodox Patriarch survives suicide-bombing attack 2016-06-20
Pope prays for pan-Orthodox council, recalls plight of refugees 2016-06-20
Parliament adopted a draft appeal to Ecumenical Patriarch on granting autocephaly to Ukrainian Church 2016-06-17
Syria's Assad meets bishops, promises new secular constitution 2016-06-17
Russian Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to council in Crete, calls for unity 2016-06-17
Iraqi prelate rebukes 'Christian' paramilitary groups for attacks on civilians 2016-06-16
Pope calls India’s Latin-rite, Eastern Catholics to greater ‘communion in witness’ 2016-06-16
Syriac patriarchs: international community must act to liberate Mosul 2016-06-16
Armenia’s Catholics look forward to papal visit 2016-06-16
Ecumenical Patriarch arrives in Crete, pleads for participation in Council 2016-06-15
Patriarchate asks Iraq’s Catholics to join Muslims in fasting 2016-06-15
Russian Orthodox Church pulls out of Crete council 2016-06-13
Commentary: Truth, Then Love 2016-06-11
Albanian, Cypriot Orthodox leaders defend pan-Orthodox council 2016-06-11
Top Vatican ecumenical officials to attend Orthodox Council 2016-06-11
The international conference on ‘Lviv Sobor’ held in Vienna 2016-06-08
Ecumenical Patriarchate affirms: pan-Orthodox council will proceed 2016-06-08
Moscow Patriarchate calls emergency session, weighs withdrawal from Pan-Orthodox Council 2016-06-08
US Catholic, Orthodox bishops discuss Mideast persecution, pan-Orthodox council 2016-06-07

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)

Comforter

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth,
Who are everywhere present and fill all things,
Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life,
come and dwell within us,
cleanse us of all stain,
and save our souls, O Good One.

Random Proverb

"Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live." (Proverbs 4:4 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

If you want, or rather intend, to take a splinter out of another person, then do not hack at it with a stick instead of a lancet, for you will only drive it in deeper. And this is a stick – rude speech and rough gestures. And this is a lancet – tempered instruction and patient reprimand. “Reprove,” says the Apostle, “rebuke, exhort,” but he did not say “beat” (2 Timothy 4:2). And if even this is required, do it rarely, and not with your own hand.

St. John Climacus, “The Ladder of Divine Ascent", Step 8, On Freedom From Anger and On Meekness