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

Teachings of Christ

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV)

The Weapon of Peace

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion, Tone 1)

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

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion, Tone 4)

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)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Our distresses are notorious, even though we leave them untold, for now their sound has gone out into all the world. The doctrines of the Fathers are despised; apostolic traditions are set at nought; the devices of innovators are in vogue in the Churches; now men are rather contrivers of cunning systems than theologians; the wisdom of this world wins the highest prizes and has rejected the glory of the cross. Shepherds are banished, and in their places are introduced grievous wolves hurrying the flock of Christ. Houses of prayer have none to assemble in them; desert places are full of lamenting crowds. The elders lament when they compare the present with the past. The younger are yet more to be compassionated, for they do not know of what they have been deprived. All this is enough to stir the pity of men who have learnt the love of Christ; but, compared with the actual state of things, words fall very far short....

Saint Basil the Great
(Letter 90)