from ONE

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

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine March 2007)
The Syriac Orthodox Church

Time to End the Fear
by Chuck Todaro
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2003)
For the Syriac Christians of southeast Turkey, the arid mountainous region of Tur Abdin is their holy land

The Mountain of the Servants of God
text and photos by Chris Hellier
(From Catholic Near East March 1993)
Caught in the middle of a guerrilla war, Syrian Orthodox Christians in southeastern Turkey struggle to hang onto their homeland.

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

Blessed Is the One Whom the Prophets Portrayed
translated by Kathleen E. McVey
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1999)
A Syriac Hymn composed by the great doctor of the church, St. Ephrem the Syrian.

Letting Christians Down
by Marilyn Raschka
photos: CNEWA-PMP, Beirut
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1997)
Home to some of the first Christians, the ancient city of Damascus maintains its Christian past.

India’s SEERI Center for Syriac Studies
by the Rev. Dr. Gheevarghese Panicker
photos: courtesy of SEERI
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
The St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute strives to deepen the relationship between India’s Syriac churches.

from News

Church Leaders Worry About Syria’s Christians
Catholic News Service (11 October 2011)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Pressure being put on the Syrian government could have very bad consequences, especially for Christians, warned the patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church.

Armed Men Storm Monastery in Syria
Catholic News Service (5 March 2012)
ANTAKYA, Turkey (CNS) — Masked gunmen stormed the Syrian desert monastery of Deir Mar Musa, about 50 miles southwest of Homs, destroying property and briefly holding its inhabitants captive.

Pope Concerned About Syriac Catholics Fleeing ‘Inhumanity’
Catholic News Service (12 December 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his concern for members of the Syriac Catholic Church who have had to flee from the “inhumanity” unfolding in the Middle East.

Priest Finds Frustrations Build Among Christians in Iraq Camp
Catholic News Service (21 July 2015)
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — When the Islamic State overran the Iraqi town of Qaraqosh last August, one of the priests there jumped into his car and joined the exodus of Christians on the road east in the hope of reaching the safety of Kurdish-controlled territory.

from Blog Content

The Life of a Parish Priest in Jordan
Father Mansour Mattosha is the only priest in his Syriac Catholic parish. (photo: Cory Eldridge)

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Picture of the Day: A Renewed Horizon
The Rev. Joaqim Unfal tends to a garden at Mar Evgin Monastery, a fourth-century Syriac Orthodox monastery in the mountains of Tur Abdin, Turkey. (photo: Don Duncan)

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