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

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:27-30 ESV)

Lamb and Redeemer

When You were baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (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.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge praise You in song: * "You have come, and You have appeared, O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Random Proverb

"The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing." (Proverbs 9:13 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The Holy Eucharist is the first, most important, and greatest miracle of Christ. All the other Gospel miracles are secondary. How could we not call the greatest miracle the fact that simple bread and wine were once transformed by the Lord into His very Body and His very Blood, and then have continued to be transformed for nearly two thousand years by the prayers of priests, who are but simple human beings? And what is more, this mystery has continued to effect a miraculous change in those people who communicate of the Divine Mysteries with faith and humility. 

St. Ambrose of Optina