from ONE

Kenya’s Orthodox Miracle
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Poor but enthusiastic, an African church promotes fellowship

Out of Ethiopia
by Brother Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1994)
Brother Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C., Regional Director of Ethiopia and Eritrea, provides an update of the lands we serve in northeast Africa.

Orthodox Africa
by Andrew Rice
photographs by Tugela Ridley
(From ONE magazine March 2006)
How the Orthodox Church of Alexandria came to Uganda

Behold the Ethiopian
by David Sheehan
(From ONE magazine July – August 2004)
Modern Ethiopia reflects the diverse history of its peoples

21st-Century Scribes
by Columba Stewart, OSB
(From ONE magazine September 2006)
Monks use state-of-the-art equipment to preserve ancient manuscripts

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine January 2011)
The Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Alexandria and All Africa

from News

Priest Who Led Lebanon’s Caritas Heads to New Exarchate in Africa
Catholic News Service (26 March 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — From Lebanon, where he led the church’s response to one of history’s biggest humanitarian crises, Maronite Chorbishop Simon Faddoul will carry with him to Africa the motto he took when he was ordained a priest 27 years ago: “Here I am Lord, send me.”

Pope: Migrants’ Deaths Should Provoke Sadness, Action, Not Indifference
Catholic News Service (7 July 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The tragic deaths of thousands of men, women and children who die while searching for a better future should trigger compassion and action, not indifference, Pope Francis said.

Pope Tells Mideast, African Refugees Wars That Caused Flight Must End
Catholic News Service (30 November 2014)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — Pope Francis met with young refugees from civil wars in Syria and Iraq, a few hours after joining Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to denounce the plight of Christians there.

On Christmas, Pope Urges People to Remember Those Suffering
Catholic News Service (26 December 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The crying of Baby Jesus is not the only cry people should hear on Christmas; many children around the world are crying because of war, maltreatment and abuse, Pope Francis said.

Catholic Aid Groups Urge Humanitarian Response to Migrant Crisis
Catholic News Service (5 May 2015)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — As the European Union announced tough measures to curb the flow of migrants and refugees across the Mediterranean Sea, Catholic aid groups urged a more humanitarian response.

from Eastern Christian Churches

The Patriarchate of Alexandria

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

The Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America

The Ukrainian Catholic Church

The Orthodox Church of Bulgaria

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

The Ethiopian Catholic Church

The Melkite Catholic Church

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Facing the Future in Ethiopia
In November 2010 writer Peter Lemieux brought us a story called Relevant or Relic about Ethiopian life and culture. In one of Peter's unpublished interviews, a source offered some insight on how women are treated in the country.

Picture of the Day: Where Learning Comes Alive
A young student at an assembly at the Abou Kir Franciscan School in Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Healing After War
Two young girls share a laugh at a displaced persons camp outside Dellé, Eritrea in August of 2000. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Every Child Matters
Sister Lutgarda with Abel and Helen at Kidane Mehret Children's Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Christians Caring for Muslims in Egypt
A nurse gives Noor Fahmy her daughter, Mary, shortly after delivery at St. Thérèse Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. (photo: Shawn Baldwin)

Picture of the Day: Back to School
Roman’s Girls, a Catholic initiative in Addis Ababa, assists about 20 girls with school. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Light in the Dark
Santa Lucia (home for the blind in Abou Kir, Egypt) staff member, Iman Bibawi Iskandar, helps a resident practice writing Arabic Braille in preparation for an exam. (Photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Keeping the Faith
An Ethiopian monk prays at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Epiphany in Ethiopia
Priests attend mass at St. Gabriel Monastery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Happy Meskel!
Gerald Jones discusses Meskel, the Ethiopian Christian celebration of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Picture of the Day: Prayers in Egypt
A woman prays in a church in Deir Azra, a Christian village in Upper Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Sharing the Joy of Learning
Lunchtime at the Bethlehem Day Care Center, Addis Ababa. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Ethiopia's Christian Origins
Ethiopia's Christian origins marked by St. Frumentius.

Picture of the Day: The Face of Ethiopia's Future
A mother and child in Ethiopia wait for food tickets. (photo: Christian Molidor)

Picture of the Day: Monks in the City
Parishioners attend early morning prayer led by monks of Meskaye Hizunan Medhane Alem Monastery. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

CNEWA Honors Alfred A. Lagan
CNEWA salutes the assistance of Alfred A. Lagan.

Picture of the Day: Preparing the Feast
An Ethiopian monk enjoys a lunch of injera and shiro in Tullo Gudo Island, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
The traditional coffee ceremony is a staple of Ethiopian daily life and culture.

Picture of the Day: The Future At Their Fingertips
Hermina Tharwat, 12, studies for winter exams at Santa Lucia (home for the blind in Abou Kir, Egypt). (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: The Doorway to Change in Ethiopia
Founded by the Good Shepherd Sisters in 1987, the Bethlehem Day Care Center serves the families of Cherkos, an impoverished neighborhood in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: 2011 — A Year of Change
A woman prays in a church in Deir Azra, a Christian village in Upper Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Feast of Light
Ethiopians celebrate Maskal in 2007.

Picture of the Day: Sudanese Find Refuge in Egypt
A Sudanese girl walks with her Egyptian friend, left, at the private school, Yet el Hesshan, in Alexandria, Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Ethiopia's Spirituality
Monks process toward Abuna Garima Monastery, near Adwa, Ethiopia, to celebrate the visit of Patriarch Paulos, who was once a monk at the monastery. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: One Year Later
demonstrator holds up a crucifix and a Quran during a protest at Tahrir square in Cairo yesterday.

Picture of the Day: Are You Ready for Some Football?
Students of the Asela school and orphanage, administered by the Consolata Fathers, a Catholic community of brothers and priests, play soccer on the playground. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

"War on Christians"?
CNEWA Vice President Michael J. La Civita critiques a recent Newsweek cover story on violence against Christians.

In Memoriam: Ato Feleke
Several days ago, we heard some sad news. A beloved member of our Ethiopian staff, Ato Feleke, passed away suddenly.

Picture of the Day: The Heart of the Matter
Seminarian Philip Chasia and his wife, Mercy, stand outside their one-room house near the campus of the Orthodox Patriarchal Ecclesiastical School in Nairobi, Kenya. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: CNEWA Sponsors' Timeless Love
Scanned letter from an Eritrean child, dated March 18, 1986.

Picture of the Day: Learning Together
Until eighth grade, an equal number of boys and girls attend the Catholic school in Meki, Ethiopia. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: An Evolution in Ethiopia
Deacon Kassahun Teka, age 27, studies for the priesthood in his one-room, windowless dwelling in Meki, a rural town in southern Ethiopia. (photo: by Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: An Education Changes Everything
Teacher, Manna Gebreyons, interacts with her students at a Catholic School in the Tigrayan village of Sebia, in Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Homegrown Opportunity
In this image taken in December 2008, a worker prepares grapevines at the La Salle Center near Meki, Ethiopia. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Help Support Egypt's Christians
Egyptian protesters hold up a Coptic Christian cross in one hand and a copy of the Quran in the other hand in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

Doing Cartwheels and Celebrating Women
With so many war orphans in her care, Sister Maria worries how she can feed them all.

Picture of the Day: Carrying the Load
In this photo taken in 2009, Ethiopian women carry firewood up a hill in the Eparchy of Emdibir. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Picture of the Day: Ethiopia in America
A children's choir performs at the Ethiopian Orthodox parish in Temple Hill, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. (photo: Erin Edwards)

Picture of the Day: Egypt's Deep Christian Roots
Latest reports indicate that Egypt continues to be rocked by political turmoil and protest.

An Ethiopian Odyssey: Breaking Bread, Sharing Faith
Msgr. Kozar discusses details of his pastoral visit to Ethiopia. (21-22 April)

An Ethiopian Odyssey: The Challenges of the Church
Msgr. Kozar discusses details of his pastoral visit to Ethiopia. (23 April)

An Ethiopian Odyssey: Continuing Pentecost Today
Msgr. Kozar discusses details of his pastoral visit to Ethiopia. (24 April)

An Ethiopian Odyssey: "The Real Jewel of Ethiopia"
Msgr. Kozar discusses details of his pastoral visit to Ethiopia. (25 April)

Picture of the Day: Goodbye, April
In this photo taken in 2000, a young man stands in a field of Meskel flowers in South Ethiopia. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Welcome into the Family
Many orphaned children, like the one shown above, are cared for at the Kidane Mehret Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A Spirit of Prayer and Trustful Submission
At the Coptic Orthodox Mar Bishoi Church in Port Said, Egypt, a parishioner prays at the icon of the church patron. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Feeding the Soul
At the Galilee Retreat Center outside Addis Ababa, a sister enjoys a traditional Ethiopian meal with the country’s staple starch, injera bread. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: The Plight of Christian Women in Egypt
Miriam Ishak, a 25-year-old Coptic woman, says she experiences harassment and discrimination in her hometown of Samalut, Egypt, because she is Christian. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: A Cheerful Welcome
Children at the Meganese Catholic School, directed by the Capuchin Fathers, cheerfully greet CNEWA visitors. (photo: John E. Kozar )

Picture of the Day: Hope in Egypt
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Cairo on 23 May. (photo: CNS/Ammar Awad, Reuters

Picture of the Day: Dreaming of a Better Life
In Ethiopia, opportunities for women are often limited, which leads some to seek a better life by migrating to the Middle East.

Picture of the Day: Reaching Higher
Msgr. John Kozar completes morning exercises with students of Atse Tekle Ghiorgis School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: CNEWA)

An American Priest in Cairo
Father Douglas May discusses the work he does to foster understanding between people of different faiths and cultures.

Take Five: 5 Things that Happen When You Give to CNEWA
A resident of the Kidane Mehret Children's Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, studies. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Madonna and Child
Budding artists at work in the Asela orphanage school in Ethiopia. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: A Promise for the Future
In this photo taken in 2005, two young orphans are cared for at the Kidane Mehret Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Catechists in Ethiopia
Capuchin Franciscans take a break from a continuing education and formation program for catechists in Bhurat, Ethiopia. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: CNEWA Family in Ethiopia
Msgr. Kozar met with CNEWA office staff in Addis Ababa. Left to right, Tazanesh, a sponsorship clerk, Megnote, an accountant, Rahel, a receptionist and Meseret, a sponsorship clerk. (photo: CNEWA)

Picture of the Day: "A Window into the Soul"
A child plays at the Godano Institution, a home for abused girls, women and their children. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Ethiopian Gold
The moment above captured the attention of the world late Friday during the London Olympics.

Picture of the Day: Building a Brighter Future in Egypt
A resident of a home for girls, run by the Verbo Encarnado (Incarnate Word) Congregation in Alexandria's Dekhela neighborhood, hugs a sister from the congregation. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

Picture of the Day: Remembering a Patriarch
In this 2006 image, Patriarch Paulos and bishops assemble during a celebration of the feast of Mary of Zion in Aksum. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Children of War
In this photo taken in 2000, two young girls at a displaced persons camp outside Delle, Eritrea. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: "Christ Is Testing Us"
Coptic Christians grieve during the funeral for seven victims of sectarian violence at Samaan el-Kharaz Church in Cairo, Egypt, last year. (Photo: CNS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Following the Good Shepherd
In this photo taken in 2005, Sister Winifred Doherty, a Good Shepherd sister, enjoys lunch with children at The Good Shepherd school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Educating Ethiopia's Children
CNEWA has been a longtime supporter of the The Kidane Mehret Children's Home and School in Ethiopia. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Picture of the Day: Finding Dignity Among the Debris
The Zabbaleen are descendents of migrant farmers from Upper Egypt who first came to Cairo in the 1940's in search of employment. (photo: Dana Smillie)

Picture of the Day: Orthodox Africa
The faithful celebrate the liturgy at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kampala, Uganda. (photo: Tugela Ridley)

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Orthodox Africa
Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga presides over the Sunday liturgy at St. Nicholas Church. (photo:Tugela Ridley)

Thank You!
Msgr. John Kozar and the CNEWA staff welcomed local members of the CNEWA family to our New York office this morning.

Picture of the Day: Grief and Rage in Egypt
A man orates near a casket during a funeral on 21 October for one of four victims killed the previous day in an attack at a wedding outside the Church of the Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox in Cairo. (photo: CNS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Reuters)

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Orthodox Africa
In this image from 2006, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga presides over the Sunday liturgy at St. Nicholas Church in Kampala, Uganda. (photo: Tugela Ridley)

Picture of the Day: A New Generation in Eritrea
Eritrean children under the care of religious sisters play outside. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Take and Eat
A child receives Communion from a young priest at the Church of St. Nicholas outside Kampala, Uganda. (photo: Tugela Ridley)

Picture of the Day: Care and Community in Africa
Good Shepherd Sister Odile, a Coptic Catholic, cares for children at her order’s orphanage in Suez, Egypt. For thousands of years, ethnic Christians — or Copts — have formed a major constituency of the Church of Alexandria. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: The Warmth of Africa
A young student in Ethiopia offers a warm greeting as he begins another school day. (photo: John E. Kozar)

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Praying Together in Egypt
The meeting in Egypt last weekend brought together Pope Francis, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.