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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
Pope sends encouragement to Coptic leader 2017-04-21
Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U appointed as Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago (UGCC) 2017-04-20
Orientale Lumen Conference set for June, to Discuss Two Historical Events 2017-04-20
GOOGLE offers virtual tour to unique wooden churches of Carpathian region 2017-04-20
Egyptian bishop: we have no need of Western protection 2017-04-20
Pakistan: Christian-Muslim campaign for peace 2017-04-20
Patriarch Bartholomew to join Pope in visit to Egypt 2017-04-20
Moscow patriarch’s Easter message 2017-04-18
Patriarch Kirill calls for Catholic-Orthodox cooperation to decrease East-West conflict 2017-04-14
Easter Pastoral Letter of the Ukrainian Catholic Hierarcy of the USA 2017-04-14
Head of the UGCC condoles Coptic Christians in connection with terrorist attacks 2017-04-14
Jerusalem’s Christian leaders issue joint Easter Message 2017-04-12
Coptic Catholic leader sees bombings as test for Egyptian Catholics 2017-04-12
Noted Evangelical, ‘Bible Answer Man,’ becomes Orthodox 2017-04-12
Byzantine monk and nun debut cooking show on balanced life of feasting and fasting 2017-04-10
Six thousand families of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine to get potatoes and seeds from the Pope 2017-04-08
Turkish President Erdogan to pray at Hagia Sophia, raising questions about secular status 2017-04-07
Syrian bishop sees US strikes as hasty, dangerous 2017-04-07
Syria: Catholic agencies provided $200M in assistance to 4.6 million in 2016 2017-04-07
Metropolitan Stefan's meditation for Palm Sunday 2017-04-06
Paschal Letter 2017 of His Beatitude Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem 2017-04-06
Mishawaka Eastern Rite church reaches out to fellow Catholics 2017-04-06
Bishop Danylo visits Ss. Peter and Paul church in Ambridge, PA 2017-04-06
The Council of Kharkiv-Poltava Eparchy of UAOC (renewed) officially confirmed to the Vatican its intend to integrate with the UGCC 2017-04-06
Iraqi priest to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass in town liberated from Islamic State 2017-04-06
Mob attacks Christian school in Sudan 2017-04-06
State Department honors Aleppo nun 2017-04-05
Eastern Catholic Canadian bishop reflects on married priests after meeting Pope 2017-04-04
His Beatitude Sviatoslav Concludes Visits to Argentina and Paraguay 2017-04-04
40th anniversary of His Beatitude Lubomyr’s (Husar) ordination marked at Patriarchal Cathedral 2017-04-04
Patriarch Kirill laments subway bombing 2017-04-04
Vatican welcomes three more Syrian refugee families to Rome 2017-04-03
Eastern Catholic Associates met in St. Louis, MO 2017-03-31
"I want to be a bridge among various parishes of our Church in the world," the Head of the UGCC in Argentina 2017-03-31
St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown, OH (USA) Reaches Out to the Underprivileged in the Year of Diakonia 2017-03-31
The Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma (USA) held a Lenten Lock-In Retreat for its Youth in the Spirit of Diakonia 2017-03-31
Pope receives Canadian Bishops in ad limina audience. Among them Greek Catholics 2017-03-31
Egypt: police defuse bomb in church 2017-03-31
Cardinal bewails continued atrocities in Syria 2017-03-31
Theme announced for papal trip to Egypt 2017-03-31
Moscow Patriarchate seeks ban on surrogate motherhood 2017-03-30
Egyptian police arrest Copts who protested kidnapping 2017-03-29
Islamic State damaged 12,000 Christian homes in Iraq’s Nineveh region 2017-03-29
Patriarch Kirill praises rural Russian conservatism 2017-03-29
Christ’s restored tomb inaugurated in Jerusalem 2017-03-24
Syria: jihadists advance on Christian city 2017-03-24
Eritrean Catholic bishop visits diaspora, says too many migrants perish 2017-03-22
Archbishop: return to Aleppo 2017-03-21
Chaldean Catholic patriarchate says it cannot supply priests for ‘diaspora’ communities 2017-03-21
Pope Francis to visit Egypt in April 2017-03-21

Teachings of Christ

“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’" (John 7:37-38 ESV)

Resurrection

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

"He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself." (Proverbs 6:32 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

There is nothing impossible unto those who believe; lively and unshaken faith can accomplish great miracles in the twinkling of an eye. Besides, even without our sincere and firm faith, miracles are accomplished, such as the miracles of the sacraments; for God's Mystery is always accomplished, even though we were incredulous or unbelieving at the time of its celebration. "Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?" (Rom. 3:3). Our wickedness shall not overpower the unspeakable goodness and mercy of God; our dullness shall not overpower God's wisdom, nor our infirmity God's omnipotence.

St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ