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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.

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Patriarch Kirill: Europe’s secularism has reached ‘apocalyptic’ proportions 2014-11-21
Pope Francis will visit Ecumenical Patriarchate and meet with His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew 2014-11-21
Bishops of the UGCC and RCC in Ukraine addressed the faithful with three appeals 2014-11-20
In tense Jerusalem, Christians hold public prayers for peace 2014-11-20
Iraqi prelate raps Muslim silence on atrocities of Islamic State 2014-11-20
Iraq invites Pope to visit, Chaldean prelate discloses 2014-11-18
Stand with Ukraine, nation’s leading prelate urges 2014-11-19
Jerusalem: Patriarch denounces attack on synagogue 2014-11-18
Prelate warns that Syria could turn into another Libya 2014-11-18
Pope Francis restores right of Eastern Catholics to ordain married men worldwide 2014-11-16
Russian patriarch: ignore Western consumerist pressure 2014-11-14
Russian Orthodox prelate calls for independent Orthodox banks 2014-11-13
Russian Orthodox official: West is indifferent to plight of Syrian, Iraqi Christians 2014-11-13
Iran’s Christian population soars; Bible translated into Farsi 2014-11-13
Egypt's tourism office promotes Christian pilgrimages to sites of Holy Family's flight 2014-11-12
Coptic patriarch renews call for common Easter date 2014-11-11
Jerusalem’s Christian leaders deplore renewed violence 2014-11-07
US and Canada Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishops held meeting in Parma 2014-11-06
Russian patriarch calls on Pakistani leader to pardon Asia Bibi 2014-11-06
Coptic leader: Western policies have fostered rise of Islamic extremism 2014-11-06
Catholic priests, religious must leave Crimea by year's end 2014-11-04
Russian Orthodox Patriarch calls for national unity against economic sanctions 2014-11-05
Ukrainian Greek Catholics in Ohio getting new bishop 2014-11-04
Lebanon’s Christian presidency in peril, warns cardinal 2014-11-04
Iraqi leader vows to assist nation’s Christians 2014-11-03
Eparchy of Saint Josaphat to Websteam Ordination Services for the Ordination and Enthronment of His Grace, Bishop BOHDAN (Danylo) 2014-11-02
Israeli university honors Pontiff; Palestinian protest 2014-10-28
Syrian bishops ask world leader: stop sending weapons 2014-10-30
Patriarch of Constantinople anticipates papal visit as milestone in ecumenical ties 2014-10-31
Egyptian monks deny reports of Islamic attack on ancient St. Catherine's Monastery 2014-10-28
Meeting with a delegation of the "Orientale Lumen Foundation" in America 2014-10-27
Egypt’s Christian leaders propose draft bill on church construction 2014-10-29
Europe’s Eastern Catholic bishops emphasize ecumenism, evangelization 2014-10-28
Pope meets with organization that builds bridges between Catholics and Orthodox 2014-10-27
Meeting of Eastern Catholic hierarchs of Europe begins in Lviv 2014-10-26
Egyptian government promoting Christian tourism 2014-10-23
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël I suspends 12 monks, priests 2014-10-23
Iraq: Christian refugees’ plight worsened by flooding 2014-10-22
Chaldean leader vows to discipline priests who leave Iraq without bishops' permission 2014-10-21
Christian woman will appeal blasphemy conviction to Pakistan's supreme court 2014-10-21
Christians safer under Egypt's new government, but threats remain 2014-10-21
Iranian prelate: current situation reminiscent of early days of Islam 2014-10-21
Thousands of Iraqi Christians in Jordan 2014-10-21
Act now to avert Christian 'genocide' in Middle East: Vatican Secretary of State 2014-10-20
Pope addresses cardinals, decries ‘terrorism of previously unimaginable dimensions’ 2014-10-20
"To say that the UGCC supports a certain part of Ukrainian society means to assert that there is a civil war in Ukraine" - the Head of the UGCC 2014-10-20
Ukrainian primate sees 'humanitarian tragedy' in children growing up without parents 2014-10-17
Former Catholic parish bombed in Iraq 2014-10-17
National Catholic Register publishes article on Ruthenian Renaissance in Europe 2014-10-16
Islamic State desecrates Catholic monastery 2014-10-16

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers

O Supreme Leaders of the heavenly armies, * we, who are unworthy, ever beseech you, *  that by your prayers you may protect us * with the shelter of the wings of your immaterial glory, * watching over us, who fervently fall down and cry out: * “Deliver us from perils, * for you are the commanders of the Powers on high!” (Troparion, Tone 4)

O Supreme Leaders of the armies of God, * and ministers of the divine glory, * princes of angels and guides of men * ask for what is expedient for us, and for great mercy, * for you are the the Supreme Leaders of the Bodiless hosts. (Kontakion, Tone 2)

November 8th

 

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Why do you increase your bonds? Take hold of your life before your light grows dark and you seek help and do not find it. This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits. 

St. Isaac the Syrian