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

“Whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33 ESV)

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)

Instead, 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)

 

Encounter

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (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.

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

Random Proverb

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14 ESV)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

BROTHER: What is purity of soul?

OLD MAN: Remoteness from anger and from the error of the remembrance of evil things, and being weaned from the bitter nature, and reconciliation with our enemies, and peace which is beyond troubling, and simplicity of love which is above this world; with these things is the inner man cleansed, and he puts on Christ and is redeemed.


E. A. Wallis Budge, "The Paradise of the Holy Fathers"