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

'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." (John 6:53-54 ESV)

Transfiguration

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, * showing Your glory to Your Disciples as far as they were able to bear it. * Through the prayers of the Mother of God, * let Your everlasting Light shine also upon us sinners. * O Giver of Light, glory to You! (Troparion, Tone 7)

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

Upon the mountain You were transfigured, O Christ God, * and Your Disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could receive it, * so that when they would see You crucified, * they would understand that You suffered willingly; * and they would preach to the world * that You are truly the radiance of the Father. (Kontakion, Tone 7)

Dormition

O Mother of God, in giving birth you preserved virginity; * and in falling asleep you did not forsake the world. * You are the Mother of Life and have been transferred to life, * and through your prayers you deliver our souls from death. (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.

Neither the tomb nor death could detain the Mother of God, * who is unsleeping in her prayers and our unfailing hope in her intercession; * for He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb, * transferred to Life the Mother of Life. (Kontakion - Tone 2)

Random Proverb

"Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest." (Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The enemy of our salvation especially strives to draw our heart and mind away from God when we are about to serve Him, and endeavours to adulterously attach our heart to something irrelevant. Be always, every moment, with God, especially when you pray to Him. If you are inconstant, you will fall away from life, and will cast yourself into sorrow and straitness. 

St. John of Kronstadt