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

“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 ESV)

Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

Today is the prelude of the goodwill of God * and the heralding of the salvation of mankind; * the Virgin appears clearly in the temple of God * and foretells Christ to all. * Let us also with a mighty voice cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator’s divine plan.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

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

The most pure Temple of the Savior, * the most precious Bridal-Chamber and Virgin, the sacred Treasury of the glory of God, * is brought today into the house of the Lord, * bringing with her the grace that is in the Divine Spirit. * The angels of God praise her in song: * “She is the heavenly tabernacle.” (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Random Proverb

"Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you." (Proverbs 3:28 ESV)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Why do you increase your bonds? Take hold of your life before your light grows dark and you seek help and do not find it. This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits. 

St. Isaac the Syrian