CWN - In a joint statement, Aleppo’s Eastern-rite and Latin-rite ordinaries deplored renewed violence in Syria’s city.

Citing the “cry of blood of children and martyrs” and “the tears of the bereaved mothers,” the bishops appealed to the “consciences of those who project and carry out this war” to stop the fighting, according to a Fides report.

“We are children of the Resurrection, of hope, and we firmly believe that this suffering will not be in vain,” they added, as called upon the faithful to unite their suffering to Christ’s Passion.”

Recalling the message of Our Lady of Fatima, the bishops also recommended consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the recitation of the Rosary.


Teachings of Christ

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32 ESV)

Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

Today is the prelude of the goodwill of God * and the heralding of the salvation of mankind; * the Virgin appears clearly in the temple of God * and foretells Christ to all. * Let us also with a mighty voice cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator’s divine plan.” (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.

The most pure Temple of the Savior, * the most precious Bridal-Chamber and Virgin, the sacred Treasury of the glory of God, * is brought today into the house of the Lord, * bringing with her the grace that is in the Divine Spirit. * The angels of God praise her in song: * “She is the heavenly tabernacle.” (Kontakion - Tone 4)

(November 21st)

Random Proverb

"He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself." (Proverbs 6:32 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Why do you trouble yourself in a house that is not your own? Let the sight of a dead man be a teacher for you concerning your departure from hence.

St. Isaac the Syrian