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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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Europe’s Eastern Catholic bishops emphasize ecumenism, evangelization 2014-10-28
Egypt’s Christian leaders propose draft bill on church construction 2014-10-29
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
Armenian, Syriac patriarchs urge worldwide recognition of Armenian genocide 2014-10-15
Bishop confident priest will be released after Islamic trial in Syria 2014-10-15
Priests details special problems of pastoral care for families in Russia 2014-10-15
Patriarch Ignatius laments plight of Syriac Catholics 2014-10-14
Government to provide housing for some of Iraq’s persecuted Christians 2014-10-15
Syrian priest faces trial before Islamic court 2014-10-13
Educational Resources 2014-10-13
In Uzhgorod Theological Academy and students of the UOC (MP) and the UOC-KP will study together 2014-10-10
Patriarch Kirill pays tribute to Putin 2014-10-10
Patriarch criticizes bishop’s efforts to bring Iraqi refugees to US 2014-10-10
Iraqi priest declines safety in Rome for parish in line of Islamic State offensive 2014-10-09
Syrian priest freed by kidnappers, consigned to 'house arrest' by Islamic faction 2014-10-09
Arab bishops back use of ‘proportionate force’ to protect minorities 2014-10-09
Priest kidnapped in Syria had asked Islamic court for protection 2014-10-08
Chaldean patriarch calls on Muslims to denounce violence against Christians 2014-10-08
Priest and parishioners kidnapped in northern Syria 2014-10-07
New Jersey nun beatified 2014-10-06
Papal envoys to Middle East briefed on Vatican policies 2014-10-03
Greetings of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III: Blessed Eid ul Adha 1435 AH 2014-10-07
Patriarch Gregorios III: The Church of Damascus praying and fasting 2014-10-07
Pope calls cardinals to a consistory to discuss Middle East 2014-10-07
Fighting continues despite truce in eastern Ukraine 2014-10-03
“A cleansing wave is sweeping Ukraine,” UGCC Head in Brisbane 2014-10-01
UGCC Bishop Dziurakh: Despite efforts of Moscow Patriarchate, ecumenical dialogue goes forward 2014-10-03
Moscow Patriarchate accuses Ukrainian Catholics of inciting violence against the Orthodox 2014-10-03
Islamic State destroys early medieval church 2014-10-03
Vatican summons envoys to Middle East for special meeting 2014-10-02
Eparchy of Newton Fall Schedule of Online Religious Education 2014-10-01
The Pope to the Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East: there is no religious, political or economic justification for the condition of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria 2014-10-02
Council of Trent declined to condemn Orthodox view on remarriage, Jesuit journal says 2014-10-02
Pope Francis: Christ suffers today in the Middle East’s persecuted Christians 2014-10-02

Exaltaton of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance. * Grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect your people by Your Cross. (Troparion)

Willing raised upon the Cross, O Christ God, * You bestow Your mercies upon a new people who are called by Your Name. *  May Your Church rejoice in Your strength. * Give her victory over every enemy. * May she have Your help as the weapon of peace, * the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

"Love Christ and put nothing before His Love. Christ is Everything. He is the source of life, the ultimate desire,He is everything. Everything beautiful is in Christ."

Elder Porphyrios