from ONE

To Be a Priest
by Jacqueline Ruyak with photographs by Tivadar Domaniczky
(From ONE magazine March 2007)
What brings young Hungarians to a life of service?

Emerging from the Catacombs
by Chorbishop John D. Faris, J.C.O.D.
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
A discussion on the state of affairs of central and eastern Europe’s Eastern Catholic churches.

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

Illuminating Eastern Catholicism
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1996)
Guidelines issued in January 1996 by the Congregation for the Eastern Churches for liturgical renewal in the Eastern Catholic churches.

Our Patrimony of Patriarchs
compiled by Catholic Near East staff
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
The origins of the Christian patriarchs and their role in the church.

The Congregation for the Eastern Churches and CNEWA
by Msgr. John F. McCarthy
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1995)
The Congregation for the Eastern Churches addresses the concerns of the Eastern and Latin churches. Today it partners with CNEWA to deliver aid.

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.

The Right of Rites
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Christians in India continue to strengthen and support their growing churches.

From India, With Love
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
The author travels to India to meet some of the people we serve in this vast land.

Search for Brotherhood in the Christian Near East
by Thomas McHugh
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
During a visit to CNEWA, Armenian Apostolic Catholicos Karekin II, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, reflects on the status of Christianity in the Middle East.

Called to Do the Truth
by Thomas Riley
photos by Joan Tedeschi
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Emmaus house in Harlem is Eastern Christianity at work in the West.

Mission and the Near East
by Monsignor John G. Nolan
photos by Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1987)
The living witness to Christianity in the lands of the first missionaries unites East and West.

Theotokos: Birth Giver to God
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1985)
The Eastern tradition of venerating the Virgin Mary differs from that of the Latin, or Western, tradition.

Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
by Regina J. Clarkin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1983)
More than a century ago, forty men lost their lives for their Savior. Their feast day is 9 March.

Lenten Traditions in the Eastern Rite
by Maryann Ondovcsik
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1983)
For Eastern Catholics, Lenten and Easter traditions are a fundamental part of family life.

Christianity in Iran
by Charles A. Frazee
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1980)
Christianity continues to be a strong spiritual force in a land of much turmoil.

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.

Sacred Oriental Congregation
prepared by Catholic Near East staff
photos: Sacred Oriental Congregation
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
With roots stretching back to the 16th century, the Sacred Oriental Congregation works toward a return to the ancient Eastern Church.

from News

Eastern Catholics Offer Much to U.S. Church
Catholic News Service (16 May 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While their numbers are small and their material resources are few, members of the Eastern Catholic churches in the United States have much to offer the country in terms of their fidelity to Christ despite persecution and their deeply religious cultures, said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.

U.S. Eastern Catholic Bishops
Catholic News Service (18 May 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Eastern Catholic bishops in the United States share their brother bishops’ concerns about religious freedom and evangelization, and see their distinct liturgies as powerful tools for expanding their flocks.

Chaldeans Face Moral Risks in United States
Catholic News Service (18 May 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Iraqi Catholics fleeing physical danger in their homeland often find themselves unprepared for the moral threats awaiting their families in the United States, said the head of Chaldean Catholics in the Western U.S.

Chaldean Bishops Elect Kirkuk Archbishop as New Patriarch
Catholic News Service (4 February 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The new head of the Chaldean Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael I of Baghdad, told his fellow Chaldean bishops and Vatican officials, “We want to follow the example of our martyrs who gave their lives for Christ.”

Orthodox Leaders Predict Close Cooperation with New Pope
Catholic News Service (18 March 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Applauding the election of Pope Francis, Orthodox leaders are stressing their hope for continued cooperation with the Catholic Church during his pontificate.

Easter: Mideast Church Leaders Pray for Peace in Syria
Catholic News Service (1 April 2013)
BEIRUT (CNS) — In Easter messages, Catholic patriarchs in the Middle East highlighted the need for an end to the war in Syria, now entering its third year.

Catholics in Ukraine Request Independence Day Prayers
Catholic News Service (22 August 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Ukrainians prepared to mark their 24 August Independence Day under the cloud of fierce fighting in the East, Catholic leaders condemned the threat to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and prayed for a speedy end to the hostilities.

Christian Leaders Meet Obama, Discuss Concerns for Middle East Minorities
Catholic News Service (12 September 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Eight Eastern Christian leaders spent 40 minutes talking to President Barack Obama about the situation of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.

Lent Is Time of ‘Joy’ for Eastern Catholics
Catholic News Service (6 March 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Joy” is not a word people usually associate with strict fasting and penance — unless they are Eastern-rite Catholics.

Rules for the ‘Great Lent’ Fast in Eastern Catholic Churches
Catholic News Service (6 March 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the eyes of Latin-rite Catholics, the extent of Eastern Catholics’ Lenten fasting and abstinence is perceived as particularly strict.

from Blog Content

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

Taking a Breather in Rome
Two weeks ago, Msgr. Kozar, president of CNEWA, attended several key meetings in Rome, including the ROACO general assembly.

The "Best-Kept Secret of the North American Catholic Church"
A recent conference in Ohio brought together hundreds of Eastern Catholics from many churches.

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

Picture of the Day: First Fruits
While reporting on the restoration of a Russian cathedral in Moscow in 2003, journalist Sean Sprague encountered this local entrepreneur, preparing to sell apples.

2012: It's A Wrap
We’ve just posted online the final issue of ONE for 2012.

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

Picture of the Day: Divine Liturgy Down Under
Anyone who thinks Australia is just kangaroos and koala bears should check out Sean Sprague’s profile of the continent’s diverse religions from 2007.

Page One: Headlines for 2/26/13
Stories of interest for the day.

"Our Concern Is for All the People Caught in the Middle"
Catholic News Agency profiled some of the urgent work CNEWA is doing right now, particularly in the Middle East.

The Church Alive!
Our good friends at Salt+Light Television have produced an excellent new series dedicated to the New Evangelization.

Page One: Headlines for 3/7/14
Stories of interest for the day.

A Priest in Ukraine:
Hearing Confessions of Those About to Die

Catholic priests and sisters have shown extraordinary courage throughout the ongoingcrisis in Ukraine.

Picture of the Day: Wood Beams
In this image from 2008, early morning sunshine fills St. Basil the Great Church in Krajné Cierno in Slovakia. The region is noted for its historic wooden churches. (photo: Andrej Bán)

Page One: Headlines for 7/1/14
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 8/21/14
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Praying in Tbilisi
Georgian Orthodox believers pray during a service on 28 August to mark the Day of the Virgin Mary, commemorating her Assumption, at the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi, Georgia. (photo: CNS/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

CNEWA Rushes Aid to Middle East Christians
The president of CNEWA, Msgr. John E. Kozar, has authorized the immediate release of $686,000 to assist the Christian community in the Middle East as part of CNEWA’s ongoing commitment to the region’s churches...

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Maronite Church

The Maronites’ greatest accomplishments are perseverance in the faith, the unique relationship forged between patriarch and people, and their role in the creation of modern Lebanon.

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.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Ethiopian Catholic Church

The Ethiopian Catholic Church includes some 88,000 members in four eparchies. Although tiny, the Ethiopian Catholic Church plays a disproportionately influential role in the lives of all Ethiopians through its schools, clinics and other institutions.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Indian Orthodox Church

Referred to as Thomas Christians, Christians of India traced their faith to St. Thomas the Apostle, who evangelized the south of India after his arrival in the year 52...

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Orthodox Church of Russia

Almost 25 years since the unraveling of the Soviet Union, the concerns that once plagued its Communist leader.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Orthodox Church of Serbia

The Orthodox Church of Serbia, which has played a leading role in the development of a distinct Serbian identity, has served as a cultural repository and a bastion of faith when the Serbian nation had appeared imperiled.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Old Ritualists

Put to the sword for their rejection of these reforms, surviving Old Believers fled the reach of tsar and patriarch, settling in the isolated steppes or tundra of the vast Russian empire.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Eritrea’s political history began some 23 years ago.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Orthodox Church in America

North America is a mosaic of ethnic groups and religions.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Orthodox Church of Estonia

Tucked in a remote corner of northern Europe on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Eritrean Catholic Church

Some 3,000 years ago, Semitic peoples from the Arabian Peninsula crossed the Red Sea and settled in the Horn of Africa.

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J.

The Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., was the first papal-appointed president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association and a tireless benefactor of the churches and peoples of the East.

Picture of the Day: One Church
This year, as we commemorate the 90th anniversary of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, we are reminded again and again of the word that is literally our middle name: East.

Picture of the Day: Byzantine Legacy
Perhaps as many as 200,000,000 Christians now scattered throughout the world participate in the life of the Church of Constantinople, the existence of which is tied to the actions of one Roman emperor...

Something Special for Autumn
The Autumn 2016 edition of ONE magazine is now online! This special issue shines a spotlight on the churches of the East in a way ONE has never done before...

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)

Picture of the Day: Church of the Holy City
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Diodoros I of Jerusalem leads the procession out of Church of Holy Sepulchre on Palm Sunday, 1988. The Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Jerusalem accounts for about a third of the Church of Jerusalem. (photo: Paul Souders)

Picture of the Day: Generations in Etchmiadzin
Parishioners light votive candles at St. Hripsime Church, built in the year 618 in Vagharshapat, Armenia -- the city also known as Etchmiadzin, the seat of the Armenian Apostolic Church. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Bells Are Ringing
Bells call Georgians to celebrate the Divine Liturgy in Tblisi, Georgia. (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: Say ‘Awwww’
A young child receives a checkup at the clinic administered by the Near East Council of Churches in Shajaia, a neighborhood of Gaza City.

CNEWA Connections:
2,000 Years of Christianity in Syria and Mesopotamia
Part 1 — In the Beginning

When churches trace their roots back to apostolic times, there is very often an historical core to those traditions, says the Rev. Elias Mallon.

Picture of the Day: A Gathering of Angels
This date, 8 November, marks a significant feast for the Orthodox.

Picture of the Day: Christmas in the East
While the Latin Church recently observed Christmas on 25 December, Christians of the Eastern churches look forward to celebrating the holy feast day this weekend.

Friday Film Festival: Our Eastern Siblings
One of the great resources published in ONE magazine was a comprehensive series on the Eastern churches...

CNEWA Connections:
Hailing Mary
Part 3 — Devotion to Mary in the East

The Rev. Elias Mallon discusses the role of Mary as Mother of the Church, and how she is revered in the churches of the East.

Picture of the Day:
Extending a Hand to Middle East Christians

Supporting the displaced and suffering in the Holy Land

Page One: Headlines for 9/19/19
Stories of interest for the day