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

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7,8 ESV)

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter. (Prostration)

Rather grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love. (Prostration)

Yes, O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not condemn my brother; for You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)

Annunciation

Today is the fountainhead of our salvation, * and the revelation of an eternal mystery: * The Son of God becomes the Son of a Virgin, * and Gabriel announces the good news of grace. * Therefore, let us also cry with him to the Mother of God: * "Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (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.

To you, O Mother of God, our leader and defender, * we, your servants, delivered from calamity, offer hymns of victory and thanksgiving. * So you, who have invincible might, * set us free from every peril * that we may cry to you: * "Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!" (Kontakion, Tone 8)

Random Proverb

"Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching." (Proverbs 4:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

While the Bridegroom tarried, they slumbered and slept: Give ear, ye prudent, to our Lord's parable, for it is all light. All of them slept, both the foolish and the wise -- Which signifies that the good and the wicked die until the resurrection. The same sleep comes upon the ten of them, which is as much as to say, That death is the same for all creation without distinction. One was the sleep of the wise and of the foolish, For one is death, both of the righteous and of sinners. The good die, as the wise virgins slept; And the bad die, as the foolish also slept. Behold, all creation looketh for the coming of the Bridegroom, Christ, Who cometh at the end with His angels. But since He hath tarried, all generations slumber and sleep with the sleep of death, while looking for when He cometh.

A Homily on the Ten Virgins by Mar Jacob, Bishop of Serugh