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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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Bishop Milan Lach, S.J., appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Parma 2017-06-24
Patriarch to consecrate Lebanon, Middle East to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 2017-06-23
Federal court blocks deportation of Iraqi Christians 2017-06-23
Concession of the “Ecclesiastica Communio” to the new Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek Melkites, His Beatitude Youssef Absi, 22.06.2017 2017-06-23
Pope recognizes ‘heroism’ of Eastern Catholic churches 2017-06-22
Bishop Joseph Absi elected patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church 2017-06-21
NYC Pontifical Shrine To Host Coptic Liturgy for 133rd Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2017-06-19
Maronite Patriach fears inadequate moral teaching, urges efforts to keep families intact 2017-06-19
Christian population of Iraq, Syria halved since 2011 2017-06-15
Moscow patriarch emphasizes Christian link between Russia, Latin America 2017-06-13
Patriarch Lubomyr finds his last rest in the Patriarchal Cathedral crypt 2017-06-07
Russian Catholics seek reassurance from Pope 2017-06-07
Mass desecration of Christian graves in Kosovo city 2017-06-06
Papal tribute to Cardinal Husar, deceased leader of Ukrainian Catholic Church 2017-06-05
Papal Nuncio, Ecumenical Leaders, to meet at Orientale Lumen Conference 2017-06-01
Cardinal Lubomyr Husar falls asleep in the Lord at 84 2017-06-01
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits Germany 2017-05-31
Report: renewed crackdown on Christians in Eritrea 2017-05-29
Moscow patriarchate seeks allies in battle against restrictive legislation in Ukraine 2017-05-26
Massacre of Copts on pilgrimage in Egypt 2017-05-26
Oppose slaughter of Christians, Trump tells Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia 2017-05-23
In Assisi (Italy) Head of UGCC called Franciscan monks to pray for peace in Ukraine 2017-05-19
Russian Patriarch says meeting with Pope drew world’s attention to persecution 2017-05-19
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishops of the United States and Canada Meet In Glen Cove, New York 2017-05-18
Russian Patriarch urges opposition to proposal changing status of Orthodox churches in Ukraine 2017-05-18
Abbas meets with Russian patriarch 2017-05-18
Syriac prelates urge UN protection for Christians in northern Iraq; Chaldean patriarchate demurs 2017-05-15
Saudi cleric: forbid Sign of the Cross in soccer competition 2017-05-15
Letter from Patriarch Emeritus Gregorios III regarding his resignation 2017-05-14
Egypt: Islamic cleric suspended from ministry after denouncing Christians and Jews 2017-05-14
Papal greeting, thanks to Coptic Orthodox leader 2017-05-14
His Beatitude, Patriach Gregory III Resigns 2017-05-06
Pope tells Egypt’s Catholics: ‘the only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity’ 2017-05-01
Al-Azhar International Conference on Global Peace 2017-05-01
In search of Egypt’s Catholics 2017-04-29
Ecumenical Patriarch speaks on role of religion in world peace 2017-04-28
Pope decries violence, underlines Christian unity, on first day of Egypt visit 2017-04-28
Pope arrives in Egypt 2017-04-28
Pope offers Mass for Coptic patriarch 2017-04-26
Pope issues message to people of Egypt 2017-04-25
Lebanese Orthodox prelate confident that kidnapped bishops remain alive 2017-04-24
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

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)

Pentecost

Blessed are You, O Christ our God, * Who has shown the fishermen to be all wise, * by sending down to them the Holy Spirit, * and through them You have caught the whole world in Your net. * O Lover of Mankind, glory to You. (Troparion - Tone 8)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

When the Most High descended, confusing tongues, * He divided the nations; * but when He distributed the tongues of fire, * He called all to unity; * and, with one voice, * we glorify the Most Holy Spirit. (Kontakion - Tone 8)

Random Proverb

"Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest." (Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Christ is Risen! 
O the marvel! the forbearance! the immeasurable meekness! 
The Untouched is felt; the Master is held by a servant, 
And He reveals His wounds to one of His inner circle. 
Seeing these wounds, the whole Creation was shaken at the time. 
Thomas, when he was considered worthy of such gifts, 
Lifted up a prayer to the One Who deemed him worthy, 
Saying, "Bear my rashness with patience, 
Have pity on my unworthiness and lighten the burden 
Of my lack of faith, so that I may sing and cry, 
`Thou art our Lord and God.'" 


Kontakia of Romanos, V. 1, On Doubting Thomas