Deisis (Novogorod)

Title Created Date
Statement of the North American Orthodox/Catholic Theological Consultation on the Occasion of the Eighty-fifth Anniversary of the Promulgation of the decree Cum data fuerit 04-06-14
The Importance of Sunday 27-10-12
Steps towards a Reunited Church: A Sketch of an Orthodox-Catholic Vision for the Future 02-10-10
Celebrating Easter/Pascha Together 01-10-10
Response to the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue regarding the 'Ravenna Document' 24-10-09
The Ravenna Document: Ecclesiological and Canonical Consequences of the Sacramental Nature of the Church, Ecclesial Communion, Conciliarity and Authority 13-11-07
Statement On the Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue At the Dawn of a New Millennium 28-03-07
Statement on Eastern Europe 28-03-07
Communique on Eastern Europe 28-03-07
A Pastoral Statement on Orthodox/Roman Catholic Marriages 28-03-07
Ordination Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops, 1988 28-03-07
Statement on the Persecution of the Greek Orthodox Community in Turkey 28-03-07
Reaction to the Anthimos/Medeiros Agreement 28-03-07
An Agreed Statement on Mixed Marriage 28-03-07
An Agreed Statement on Respect for Life 28-03-07
An Agreed Statement on the Church 28-03-07
The Pastoral Office: A Joint Statement 28-03-07
The Principle of Economy: A Joint Statement 28-03-07
Reaction of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue to the Agenda of the Council of the Orthodox Church 28-03-07
An Agreed Statement on the Sanctity of Marriage 28-03-07
Joint Recommendations on the Spiritual Formation of Children of Marriages 28-03-07
Response to Munich Document 28-03-07
An Agreed Statement on the Lima Document: "Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry" 28-03-07
Apostolicity as God's Gift in the Life of the Church 28-03-07
Response to Bari Document: "Faith, Sacrament, and the Unity of Christ" 28-03-07
Joint Reaction to International Orthodox / Roman Catholic Commission Text on the Sacrament of Orders 28-03-07
An Agreed Statement on Conciliarity and Primacy in the Church 28-03-07
Joint Statement on Tensions in Eastern Europe Related to "Uniatism" 28-03-07
Response to Balamand 28-03-07
Common Response to the Aleppo Statement on the Date of Easter/Pascha 27-03-07
Baptism and "Sacramental Economy" 27-03-07
Sharing the Ministry of Reconciliation 27-03-07
Statement On the Upcoming Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarchate 19-03-07
An Agreed Statement on the Holy Eucharist 01-01-70
The Filioque: A Church-Dividing Issue? 25-10-03

Teachings of Christ

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." (Matthew 5:6 ESV)

Beheading

The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise, * but for you, O Forerunner, the Lord's testimony is enough, * for you were shown to be truly more honorable than the prophets, * in that you were deemed worthy to baptize in the currents the Lord whom you had proclaimed. * Wherefore, having struggled with joy for the truth, * even to those in Hades you proclaimed God, Who had appeared in flesh, * Who takes away the sin of the world * and grants us great mercy. (Troparion - Tone 2)

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

The glorious beheading of the Forerunner was part of God's divine plan * that he might proclaim the coming of the Savior even to those in Hades. * So let Herodius weep for having demanded a lawless murder; * for she loved neither God's Law nor eternal life,* but only this false and fleeting life. (Kontakion - Tone 2)

Random Proverb

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14 ESV)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

No one has to be embarrassed over his sinful state. ‘There is no man who, while living, does not sin,’ and the more sinful the man, the stronger will be God’s help in leading him out of his sinful mire. But the help of God comes only when the sinner repents with heartfelt contrition and has the will to reform. Not seeing in himself enough strength of soul to break away from sinful deeds, he asks for God’s help. This is where the mercy of God, Who does not wish the death of the sinner but wants him to be converted and live, is often evident.… If the voice of conscience awakens in us a feeling of remorse or repentance, then we must pray fervently to the Guardian Angel of our human existence that he may keep us from corrupt downfalls and help us ‘serve God with fear and trembling.’

Elder Macarius of Optina