from ONE

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
Classifying Orthodox

Upon This Rock
text by Chorbishop John D. Faris, J.C.O.D.
photographs by Arturo Mari
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
A discussion of the controversial yet possible unity for the churches of East and West.

issues
by Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.
(From ONE magazine July 2006)
What Divides Us

issues
by Vincent Gragnani
(From ONE magazine November 2006)
Surviving in the West

issues
by John Long, S.J.
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
A Century of Catholic-Orthodox Relations

Middle Eastern, Central American Style
by Paul Wachter with photographs by Carina Wint
(From ONE magazine September 2006)
Arabs have found a new home in Honduras

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

Ethiopian Orthodoxy at a Crossroads
by Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C. with photographs by Cody Christopulos and Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine November 2007)
Ethiopia’s ancient church confronts modernization

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine January 2005)
Eritrean Orthodox Church

Ancient Church in a Young Nation
by Chris Hellier
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2003)
Eritrean Orthodox Church seeks to strengthen its role in the country’s future

Spirited Support for Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church
by Rev. Owen Lambert, CSSp
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1998)
A discussion of the devoted, ecumenically oriented work of the Holy Ghost Fathers and Brothers in Ethiopia.

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
The Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church

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.

A Georgian Revival
by Molly Corso
(From ONE magazine March 2007)
After Communism, Orthodoxy rebounds

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine January 2007)
Unorthodox Orthodoxy

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine May 2011)
The Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Jerusalem

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

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine January 2010)
The Orthodox Church of Finland

Rebuilding a Sure Foundation
by Nicholas Seeley with photographs by Joseph Zakarian
(From ONE magazine July 2010)
Jordan’s Orthodox schools regain their former standing

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine November 2010)
The Orthodox Church of Estonia

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine May 2008)
The Orthodox Church of Mount Sinai

issues
by David M. Petras
(From ONE magazine September 2005)
Light of the East: One Decade Later

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
Upstairs, Downstairs

Peter’s First See
by Chorbishop John D. Faris
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2003)
Why Antioch can rightfully lay claim to Peter and his ministry

The March of Folly
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Will a U.S. invasion of Iraq be a modern Trojan horse?

The Eastern Churches Down Under
by Peg Maron
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
A survey of the Eastern churches in Australia.

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine September 2011)
On Being catholic

Promoting Christian Unity
text by Father George D. Gallaro
photographs by Arturo Mari
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
The ecumenical work of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

One and Many Churches
by Chorbishop John D. Faris, J.C.O.D.
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The evolution and history of the Eastern churches, Catholic and Orthodox.

Balamand and Beyond: The State of Catholic-Orthodox Relations
by the Rev. Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1995)
An international dialogue at a monastery in Lebanon bolsters relations between the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

A Hymn to Stand For
by the Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)
Although the Akathist is observed during Lent in the Byzantine tradition, this lovely hymn in honor of the Virgin Mary may be sung in any season.

Stories Washed Away by Time
text and photos by Bruno Pavan
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
Romania’s cultural heritage is just beginning to catch the attention of art lovers around the world. In this article, we will discover how this heritage is fading.

Not Your Typical Sunday in Albuquerque
by Rev. Christopher Zugger
(From Catholic Near East March 1993)
A Byzantine Catholic priest writes about a healing liturgy celebrated in his New Mexican parish.

Sons of Eagles
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
A reflection on the newly appointed bishops of Albania, and a thumbprint history of this turbulent country.

Russia’s Return to Orthodoxy
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
Russians rediscover their Orthodox roots.

Sofia’s Churches: Microcosm of Bulgarian History
by Valerie A. Abrahamsen, Th.D.
(From Catholic Near East July 1992)
Sofia’s churches reflect the history of Christianity in Bulgaria.

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine November 2011)
The Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

The Church in the Soviet Union
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
photos: U.S.C.C.
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Msgr. Stern visits the Soviet Union on a fact-finding tour that proves fruitful for all concerned.

Easter: An Orthodox Perspective
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East April 1991)
Ruminations on Easter in the Orthodox Church.

Where do we go from here?
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
Yugoslavia and its exhausted people continue the struggle to find middle ground.

The Catholic Church Unified Not Uniform
by Brother John Samaha, S.M.
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
Although embracing different rites and traditions, the Churches of the East and West are linked through faith.

A Jewel Within a Jewel
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
A masterpiece of medieval Russian art, the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, remains a powerful symbol for the Russian people.

A Test of Faith for Romanians
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
A Romanian Catholic community thrives in Queens, New York, but remembers the turmoil of its mother country.

Armenians Celebrate the Annunciation – From Ararat to Istanbul
by Mark Leeds
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
In the first nation to adopt Christianity, a small group of faithful celebrate the feast of the Annunciation.

Orthodox Christmas in Bethlehem
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1986)
A photo-essay of Orthodox Christmas services in Bethlehem.

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE January 2012)
The Orthodox Church in America

“I Have Given You an Example”
by Rev. Thomas W. Goodhue
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1985)
The washing of feet has evolved from a menial task to a symbolic, holy gesture.

Mar Saba: Vigilant in the Valley of Decision
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
The austere monastic heritage of the Eastern Church can be witnessed in a historic desert monastery called Mar Saba.

Liturgy of the Kingly High Priest
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1984)
A meditation on the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil and the saint who wrote it.

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.

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE March 2012)
The Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Antioch

Axios! He Is Worthy
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos: courtesy of Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1982)
Ordination to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic churches is an event marked by mystery and grace.

Serving a Diverse Community
by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2003)
Orthodoxy unites one multicultural church in Wisconsin

Sharing Space in an Adopted Home
text by Matthew Matuszak
photographs by Hryhoriy Prystay
(From ONE magazine May – June 2004)
Balkan emigrants live side by side in multiethnic Chicago

The Assumption in Orthodox Tradition
by Claire Tierney
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1979)
A devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, is a fundamental aspect of Eastern Christianity.

The Orthodox Church: A Shared Belief
by Rev. Thomas Hopko
photos: St. Vladimir’s Seminary
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1979)
The Eastern Orthodox Church, although quite different from the Latin Catholic Church, shares some characteristics with its Christian brother.

from News

One Church, Divided
news from ONE Magazine (20 July 2007)
Chorbishop John D. Faris, CNEWA’s Associate Secretary General, participated in the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, 4-6 June, held at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, New York.

Advancing Ecumenical Dialogue
news from ONE Magazine (28 November 2006)
The intertwining roles of the patriarchs and synods in governing the patriarchal churches of the East in communion with the Church of Rome was the subject of a presentation by Chorbishop John Faris, Associate Secretary General, at the 71st meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation on 26-28 October at St. Paul’s College in Washington, D.C.

Catholic, Orthodox Evangelization
Catholic News Service (6 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In many countries, Catholics and Orthodox face the same challenges in strengthening Christian life, and an important part of that effort is working together with love and respect, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Pope Meets With Orthodox Leaders
Catholic News Service (27 September 2011)
FREIBURG, Germany (CNS) — Meeting a dozen Orthodox bishops in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI continued his appeal for people of faith to work together to bring God and moral values back to German society.

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Picture of the Day: Diversity Within a Parish
Father Pejic is the only full-time staff member at St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church located in Hanover, Germany. (photo: Andy Spyra)

Picture of the Day: A Russian Saint's Influence
Trinity Monastery now functions as the primary theologate of the Russian Orthodox Church. (photo: Sean Sprague)

All Saints: How the Orthodox Honor Holiness
A look at how the Eastern churches observe "All Saints Day".

Why Are There Two Dates for Easter?
Father Elias Mallon details the reason behind the twin dates of Easter within Christendom.

Picture of the Day: Hello, Winter
Bohdana Havryliuk, left, Marichka Semeniuk and Marichka Havryliuk carol near Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Kosmach, Ukraine. (photo: Petro Didula)

Picture of the day: Reviving the Bulgarian Church
A child undergoes physical therapy sessions at Pokrov's day care center, which treats children with special needs. (photo: Sean Sprague)

"Where Do We Preserve Our Traditions?"
Palestinian-Chileans found a school to help members of younger generations retain a sense of heritage.

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

Picture of the Day: A Place of Healing
In this 2007 image, Father Giorgi Getiashvili, a priest at the Kvashveti Cathedral in Tbilisi, lights a candle at the Bodbe Church in Bodbe, Kakheti.

Page One: Headlines for 11/14/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Death of a Father in Faith
The CNEWA family learned today of the death of one of its primary partners in the Middle East, Patriarch Ignatius IV of the Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Antioch.

Take Five: 5 Facts about the Oriental Orthodox Churches
Father Elias Mallon shares details about the Oriental Orthodox churches.

Picture of the Day: Bartholomew and Benedict
In this image from 2008, Pope Benedict XVI and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, left, stand in front of the tomb of St. Peter in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (photo: CNS photo/L' Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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

Page One: Headlines for 4/18/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Young and Venerable
In this photo from April, Eritrean children under the care of religious sisters gather to meet CNEWA President Msgr. Kozar. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: The Greeks in “Mormon Zion”
Father Elias Koucos presides over the liturgy at Prophet Elias Church in Holladay, Utah. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Page One: Headlines for 8/5/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: In a Pilgrim’s Pocket
In Alaska, pilgrims bring to the tomb of St. Herman their well-worn travel icons. (photo: Clark James Mishler)

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)

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Orthodox Church of Mount Sinai

The monks of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Egypt, form the smallest of the churches in the Orthodox communion of churches.

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)

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