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

“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)

Protection of the Mother of God

Protected by your coming, O Mother of God, * the faithful people celebrate today with splendor, * and, gazing at your most pure image, * we say with compunction: * "Shield us with your precious veil * and deliver us from all evil * imploring your Son, Christ our God, to save our souls.” (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.

Today the Virgin stands forth in the Church, * and with the choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. * The Angels worship with the hierarchs, * and the apostles exult with the prophets, * because, in our behalf, the Mother of God entreats the pre-eternal God. (Kontakion - Tone 3)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God on October 1st.

Random Proverb

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6 ESV)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Acts of charity, almsgiving and all the external good works do not suppress the arrogance of the heart; but noetic meditation, the labor of repentance, contrition and humility -- these humble the proud mind.

Elder Joseph the Hesychast