Deisis (Novogorod)

Title Created Date
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

Troparion of the Resurrection

When You descended to death, O Immortal Life, * You slew Hades with the lightning of Your divinity. * And when You raised the dead from the depths of the earth, * all the heavenly Powers cried out: * “O Giver of Life, Christ our God, glory to You!” (Troparion)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Even a pious person is not immune to spiritual sickness if he does not have a wise guide -- either a living person or a spiritual writer. This sickness is called _prelest_, or spiritual delusion, imagining oneself to be near to God and to the realm of the divine and supernatural. Even zealous ascetics in monasteries are sometimes subject to this delusion, but of course, laymen who are zealous in external struggles (podvigi) undergo it much more frequently. Surpassing their acquaintances in struggles of prayer and fasting, they imagine that they are seers of divine visions, or at least of dreams inspired by grace. In every event of their lives, they see special intentional directions from God or their guardian angel. And then they start imagining that they are God's elect, and often try to foretell the future. The Holy Fathers armed themselves against nothing so fiercely as against this sickness -- prelest.

Metropolitan Anthony Khrapovitsky