from ONE

A City Reborn
by Amal Bouhabib
(From ONE magazine March 2006)
Destroyed by war, Beirut’s downtown rises once more

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine March 2006)
The Melkite Greek Catholic Church

On the Road to Unity
text and pictures by Armineh Johannes
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
Sharing a church in Syria is both practical and inclusive

Eternal Memory
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
We remember Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Maximos V.

All the King’s Men
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2001)
The election of a new Melkite Greek Catholic patriarch triggers a reflection on all the king’s men.

The Melkite Messenger
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch, Maximos V Hakim, discusses his church’s movement toward reunion.

Healing the Church of Antioch: The Greek-Melkite Initiative
by Bishop Nicholas J. Samra
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1997)
The Greek-Melkite Church takes steps to heal the rift between the Catholics and Orthodox of the Church of Antioch.

The Melkites Today
by Rev. James E. King, Ph.D.
photos: courtesy of Fr. James E. King and Joseph J. Turkmany
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1975)
The growth of the ancient and beloved Melkite Church in our own land is a source of joy and thanksgiving to all Catholics who are mindful of their glorious traditions, their sufferings for Christ’s name, and their attachment to St. Peter’s Roman see.

From Dust to Life
by Mitchell Prothero
(From ONE magazine March 2008)
An archbishop in Syria works to realize the potential of an arid plain

Paradise in Brazil
text by Fidel Madeira with photographs by Izan Petterle
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
The world’s largest Melkite community calls São Paulo home

A Town Named ‘Good’
by Hanne Foighel
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
Taybeh’s Christians persevere in spite of occupation and emigration

To Be a Priest in the Holy Land
text by Michele Chabin
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
Arab Catholics pursue their call to priesthood

(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Kingdom of the Hashemites

On the Road to Damascus
text by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
photographs by L’Osservatore Romano
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2001)
“In the footsteps of St. Paul,” Msgr. Stern recalls the Pope’s pilgrimage journey to Syria.

They Call It the House of Grace
text by Felix Corley
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
A unique community in Haifa, Israel, offers hope to the disadvantaged and needy.

In Aleppo, Houses Are Half a Quarter
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
A new housing project provides hope for Christian families in Syria’s second largest city.

The Webwide Journeys of St. George
text by Paul Douglas Stamm
photographs by Juan Carlos Medina
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1996)
An icon of a dragon slayer revitalizes a community of Lebanese immigrants in Wisconsin.

Dayeinu for the New and Everlasting Pasch
by the Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
A Christian’s adaptation on the Jewish Dayeinu hymn, sung at Passover.

The Melkites of Jerusalem
text and photos by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
More than 10,000 strong, the Greek Melkite Catholic Church of Jerusalem is alive and well in city where Christianity began.

A Fish in the Desert
text by the Rev. William D. Corcoran
photos by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1994)
An ancient village in Jordan strives to maintain its identity in an increasingly technological society.

Liturgy of Christianity’s Infancy
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Gregory Clarkin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1983)
A discussion of the Antiochene-Jerusalem liturgy, the Liturgy of St. James.

from News

New Melkite Bishops
Catholic News Service (16 June 2011)
The Vatican announced approval of two new Melkite Catholic archbishops who had been elected by the Greek Melkite Synod of Bishops.

U.S. Melkite Bishop Considers Ordaining Married Men
Catholic News Service (17 November 2011)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — To address a shortage of priests in his nationwide eparchy, the Melkite Catholic bishop of Newton, Mass., is exploring the possibility of ordaining married men as priests.

Melkite, Maronite Archbishops’ Residences in Syria Ransacked
Catholic News Service (28 August 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fighting in Aleppo, Syria, has not spared the residences of the local Melkite and Maronite Catholic archbishops, according to the Vatican’s Fides news agency.

Archbishop in Lebanon Leads Outreach to Syrian Refugees
Catholic News Service (11 October 2013)
LARNACA, Cyprus (CNS) — Melkite Archbishop Issam Darwich of Zahleh and Furzol, Lebanon, knows what it’s like to be a stranger in strange land.

Priest Shocked at Condition for Iraqis Displaced in Erbil
Catholic News Service (22 August 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — As secretary to Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III, Father Rami Wakim has met scores of Syrian refugees, but said he was shocked at the flood of displaced Iraqis he encountered in Erbil, Iraq.

In Destroyed Israeli Village, Exiled Residents Unite at the Church
Catholic News Service (15 April 2015)
IQRIT, Israel (CNS) — For the elders of Iqrit, their biggest regret in life is not having been able to raise their children together. On April 13, they congregated with the younger generations in the old Church of St. Mary for Easter Monday Mass in this destroyed Melkite village perched on a sloping hill in Western Galilee.

Syrian Archbishops Support Russian Military Intervention
Catholic News Service (9 October 2015)
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Two Syrian archbishops expressed approval for Russian airstrikes against rebel groups in their country.

Melkite Archbishop Urges British Not to Support Militants in Syria
Catholic News Service (14 October 2015)
LONDON (CNS) — A Syrian archbishop warned British politicians of the folly of supporting Islamic militants in the war in his country.

from Eastern Christian Churches

The Melkite Catholic Church

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Syrian Mosaic
The Melkite Greek Catholic Warood School enrolls 350 students from preschool through sixth grade. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: Sustaining Life and Faith in Syria
Today's image captures a scene from one of the ongoing efforts to stem the Christian exodus from Syria.

Journey to the Holy Land: Blessings From Bedouin Jordan
Msgr. Kozar reports on the further developments of his pastoral visit to the Middle East: The Italian Hospital and Immaculate Conception Melkite Greek Catholic Church.

Picture of the Day: Melkites Find Beauty in Brazil
Archbishop Fares meets with families after baptisms at Our Lady of Paradise Cathedral in São Paulo. (photo: Izan Petterle)

Picture of the Day: Greetings from Lebanon
Msgr. John E. Kozar, CNEWA president, Archbishop George Bakhouny and Father Guido Gockel, visit with CNEWA staff in the New York headquarters. (photo: Erin Edwards)

Picture of the Day: A Church Restored
A man makes an icon at the Immaculate Conception Church in Jordan, which is undergoing major restoration sponsored by CNEWA. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Page One: Headlines for 7/3/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Youth in Brazil
Altar servers assist in a liturgy at Our Lady of Paradise Cathedral in São Paulo. (photo: Izan Petterle)

Picture of the Day: Young Brazil
A girl attends the liturgy at the Melkite Greek Catholic Cathedral in São Paulo, Brazil. (photo: Izan Petterle)

Picture of the Day: Just a Memory
Just nine years ago, ONE magazine visited Ezraa, reporting on its Christian community centered on its ancient Byzantine churches.

Page One: Headlines for 9/20/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A New Archbishop in Haifa
The new Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, and all Galilee, George Bakhouny, blesses those gathered for his installation in the Cathedral of Mar Elias in Haifa. (photo: CNEWA)

Journey to Jordan:
Celebrating Easter Among Muslims and Melkites

Deacon Greg Kandra reports from his trip to Amman.

Picture of the Day: Galilee Gaiety
Father Androwas Bahus performs a wedding at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in the city of Shefa-‘Amr, Israel. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

Picture of the Day: A Child of Antioch
A child attends the Divine Liturgy in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church -- one of the ten churches that make up the Church of Antioch -- of Sts. Peter and Paul in Shefa-‘Amr, a small city in the Galilee. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

Page One: Headlines for 6/22/17
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Melkites in Brazil
Visiting the home of the largest group of Melkites in the world