Sorry I didn't get around to this yesterday, but I wanted to commemorate St. Mark of Ephesus , whose feast was yesterday.
Kontakion in the Third Tone
Clad, O godly-minded one, with an invincible armor, thou didst dash to pieces the pride of the Western rebellion; thou wast brought forth as the champion of Orthodoxy, as the Comforter's own instrument and pure vessel. For this cause, to thee we cry out: Rejoice, O Mark, thou boast of the Orthodox flock.
"We seek and we pray for our return to that time when, being united, we spoke the same things and there was no schism between us." - St.Mark of Ephesus.
St. Mark was the only Orthodox Bishop who did not sign the decrees of Florence and most likely because he realized that it was not a true reunion, but a false one. Nothing was resolved and when he refused to sign the Pope himself cried out that nothing had been resolved (not exact quote). Today we Byzantine Catholics pave the path for eventual reunion between the two sides and perhaps St. Mark would not be the most pleased at our own situation during his life, but our union is different then that of Florence.
Also, I would like to remember the trial of King Charles I of England and Scotland. A king whom was betrayed by his own people. May his memory be eternal!