Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Church of the Protection of the Mother of God, Yasenevo, Moscow


Even Fr. Z is link to the article.

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Bless the Lord, O My SoulPhotos are from the newly built Church of the Protection of the Mother of God at Yasenevo, outside of Moscow

Posted by Orthodox Christian Chants on Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Rorate Caeli: Pope Francis needed the Moscow Patriarch to force him to say some obvious things

Again, do we need the bishop of Rome as global spokesperson of apostolic Christianity, even though he is considered a head of state and an observer to the UN because of that dignity?

For the record: On Curial reform and Church decentralization
Secretariat of State and Congregation for Divine Worship face reform

Cardinal Burke in Poland

Rorate Caeli: Cardinal Burke's visit to Krakow, Poland - Pontifical Mass (with video)

Portrait of St. Paul by Philip Trower - Pertinacious Papist:
Books Ignatius Press declined to publish?

Would that be Msgr. George Kelly's The New Biblical Theorists?

NLM Interview with Dom Alcuin Reid

NLM: T&T Clark Interviews Dom Alcuin Reid - T&T Clark blog

Firstly I must emphasise that this is a companion to liturgical studies in “the Western Catholic tradition.” Some commentators have already noted that this subtitle is unfortunately missing from much of the Companion’s promotional material. The book neither sets out to ignore the Churches of the East nor to minimise their venerable and rich liturgical traditions. Really, another Companion should be commissioned for the great Eastern liturgical tradition.

Separate companions for each of the other liturgical families would be best...

Lectures by Archimandrite Zacharias

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Joint Declaration

Pope Francis is about to land in Havana for his meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill. Watch LIVE!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

Here is the full text of the Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

13. Interreligious dialogue is indispensable in our disturbing times. Differences in the understanding of religious truths must not impede people of different faiths to live in peace and harmony. In our current context, religious leaders have the particular responsibility to educate their faithful in a spirit which is respectful of the convictions of those belonging to other religious traditions. Attempts to justify criminal acts with religious slogans are altogether unacceptable. No crime may be committed in God’s name, "since God is not the God of disorder but of peace” (1 Cor 14:33).

Peace in the world? What of Luke 12:51? (δοκεῖτε ὅτι εἰρήνην παρεγενόμην δοῦναι ἐν τῇ γῇ; οὐχί, λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀλλ’ ἢ διαμερισμόν.) I suspect this paragraph was inserted by the Latins; uncontroversial to the Russian Orthodox or did they acquiesce for they sake of peace? Yes 1 Cor 14:33 refers to God being the peace but specifically of peace within the churches.

Now the powers of heaven invisibly worship with us

NLM: A Beautiful Byzantine Chant for Lent

Our Lady of Walsingham Customary

NLM: Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham Available in the US

Latin-English Dominican Rite Hand Missal

Dominican Liturgy: Latin-English Dominican Rite Hand Missal (1959) Available for Download (cross-posted at NLM)

Still Operating Within Latin Theological Constructs

Catholic World Report: Pope Francis on Mercy and Justice: A Short Primer by Eduardo Echeverria
The Holy Father explains that justice and mercy "are not two contradictory realities, but two dimensions of a single reality that unfolds progressively until it culminates in the fullness of love”.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

[Roman] Catholic

Mark Shea and Christopher Ferrara - Has the Modern Catholic Church Effectively Abandoned the Great Commission? (via Pertinacious Papist)

And the Efforts of Local Churches to Preach About Confession and Repentence?

Crux: Pope Francis sends forth corps of priests as ‘Missionaries of Mercy’

Can Lutherans Be Persuaded to Examine Their Principles?

Will there be a discussion of authority and apostolic succession and Sacred Tradition? Otherwise, what's the point?

Crux: Should Pope Francis celebrate the Reformation? by Dwight Longenecker

Fr. Andriy Chirovsky on the Meeting of the Patriarchs

the patriarch of Rome and the patriarch of Moscow... As pope and Russian patriarch meet, Ukraine fears a ‘shaky’ Vatican

(via Byz, TX)

Fr Zacharias Retreat: The Enlargement of the Heart

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dialogue in Cairo

Glad to be partners with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ecumenical and international dialogues!

Posted by Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Khouria Krista West on Beauty in Orthodox Worship

Valuing Beauty in Orthodox Worship:Khouria Krista West suggests that we should pursue beauty in our churches/worship

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, February 6, 2016

Common Medicine

"Prayer is an aid in our lives: talking to God, forgetting earthly matters, ascending to heaven."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, February 8, 2016

"Holy Mountain's Secret Cry"

"Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Ayios Vlasios, Ierotheos, speaks on Mount Athos' secret cry"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Patriarch Bartholomew

Fr. Chris shares a reflection on the Patriarchate of Constantinople in preparation for the Holy and Great Council to be...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pan-Orthodox Council will be upon us in a few short months. Find out what we can and can't expect. #myOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Monastery

Matins at New Gracanica Serbian Orthodox monastery in Third Lake, IL. Thank you for sharing, Nebojsa!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Union" or "Communion"?

Some will probably quibble with the wording of the article...

Apologia Pro Unia by Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
I am a uniate, and I am not ashamed of being a uniate. The imperative of union—however problematic its execution—is from the Lord.

Fr. Rutler on Lent

Why We Need Lent by Fr. George William Rutler
Lent is a small familiarity with the inexhaustible drama of redemption in which eternity transfigures mortality.

Inspired to love (St Josemaria & Opus Dei) / Inspirados para amar (San Josemaría y el Opus Dei)