from ONE

profiles
by John D. Faris
(From ONE magazine November 2006)
The Italo-Byzantine Catholic Church

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

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

perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine May 2006)
Classifying Catholics

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

After the Boom
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2004)
Residents of Pennsylvania’s former coal towns battle the region’s bleak economic landscape

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine November 2010)
Networking

CNEWA at 75: The Beginning
text by Peg Maron
photographs: CNEWA Archives
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2001)
CNEWA – a true expression of the popes’ love and concern for the peoples and churches of the Near East.

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

Eastern Churches in the Western World: Roots, Growth, Future
by Chorbishop John D. Faris
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
The Eastern Catholic churches in the Americas and Oceania encounter challenges as they adapt to new environs and cultures.

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.

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.

Ecclesial Biodiversity
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1998)
The rich diversity of the Eastern churches is an endangered part of our common Christian patrimony.

Toward a Golden Age of the Eastern Churches
text by Athanasius Holub
photographs by Andrei Komar
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
Combining theology and contemplation at Ottawa’s Sheptytsky Institute.

They Do Windows
by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1997)
Eastern Catholic seminarians in Lebanon are busy with their religious life, their studies – and living in a post-war nation.

Haghia Sophia: The Great Church
text by George Martin
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1997)
Unsurpassed in magnificence and a marvel of engineering, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul stands as a symbol of faith.

The Last Tiara
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1997)
A reflection on the symbolism of the last tiara used at the coronation of Pope Paul VI in 1963.

Three Continents, Three Women, One Calling
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
Three women iconographers from Ethiopia, Jerusalem and Boston discuss their philosophy and work in resurrecting sacred art.

To Rome and Back: The Pontifical Oriental Institute
by the Rev. Edward G. Farrugia, S.J.
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
A history of the Pontifical Oriental Institute as it continues to support ecumenism in the Catholic Church.

Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
The Holy See continues its quest to restore the church.

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.

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.

How Good It Is to Dwell in Unity
by Bishop Bawai Soro
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
A meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East breaks new ground between two churches.

Detours on the Road to Unity
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
How do the churches of the world live and grow without hindering each other?

Byzantine Catholics in the Midwest
by the Rev. Nicholas Rachford, J.C.L.
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
Though transplanted from central Europe, Byzantine Catholics in the Midwest continue to follow the ancient rites and traditions of their church.

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.

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.

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.

Orientale Lumen
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter defines the church’s ecumenical mission.

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.

A Pearl Anniversary
by Chorbishop John D. Faris
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1994)
On the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of some significant decrees of Vatican II, the author looks at the church of the past, the present and what is to come.

New Challenges for Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue
by Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
Still reeling from persecution, Eastern Europe’s Latin Catholic and Orthodox churches inch cautiously toward mutual understanding.

Triage
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
At CNEWA, helping those in need can also be a lesson in priority-setting.

Eastern Catholicism in the American West
by Father Christopher Zugger
photos by Cary Herz
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
The Byzantine Church is alive and well in, of all places, the American southwest.

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.

Ecumenism 25 Years Later
by Brother William J. Martyn, S.A.
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
Unity between the Eastern and Western churches continues to be an ongoing process.

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.

On Carrying a Cross: A Reflection for Lent
Text from a speech by His Eminence, D. Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy
Photographs of Scenes of Holy Week in Jerusalem by Paul Souders
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Text from a speech by His Eminence, D. Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches.

The Small Place of Christian Service
by Monsignor John G. Nolan
photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1987)
The experience of Christian minorities recalls the days when all followers of Christ lacked privileges in the state.

The Oasis and the Wasteland
by Monsignor John G. Nolan
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
Msgr. Nolan reflects on the beauty of the “spiritual oasis” known as the Near East.

Toward Understanding Diversity in Unity
by Brother John Samaha, S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1986)
The relationship between the Western and Eastern churches continues to be one of understanding, learning and tolerance.

“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.

Fulfilling a Tradition
by Jerry Patterson
photos by Jeff Graves
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1985)
St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago undergoes a face-lift.

Missionaries for Our Time
by Veronica J. Treanor
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
Two brothers from a seaport city in Greece are instrumental in promoting unity in diversity.

Patriarch: Father and Head
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1984)
A discussion on the history and role of the patriarch in the Orthodox Church.

Bright Sadness
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Milton Baroody
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1983)
The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is a prime example of a Byzantine Lenten service.

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Milton Baroody
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1983)
Meditations on Eastern Christian’s house of worship.

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.

America’s Eastern Rite Catholics: Living Witnesses to Faith
by Regina J. Clarkin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
Eastern Catholics from around the world continue to celebrate their ancient liturgies on America’s shores.

The Great Mystery
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Lou Galleria
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
Reflections on the marriage ceremony in the Byzantine rite.

The Image Restored
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Milton Baroody
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1981)
In the Eastern Church, as in the West, the two sacraments of Restoration – Repentance and Holy Anointing – are channels of grace that restore, heal and refresh the Christian.

A House of Prayer
by Rev. James E. King, Ph.D.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
Icons, crosses, incense and other sacramentals imbue Byzantine Christian homes with the sense of God’s presence.

Second Savior
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
Three great feasts of Christ crown August, the month Eastern Christians cherish as “Mary’s month.”

Three that Testify
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photographs by Gregory Safchuk, courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Erickson
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1981)
For Christians of the Eastern Church, the rite of Christian initiation, the New Testament and the 23rd Psalm all reflect the Divine Trinity.

In This Sign You Shall Conquer
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
The Eastern cross has ancient roots.

Pentecost in the Eastern Rite
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1980)
For Eastern Christians, Pentecost is the final self-revelation of God to man.

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE May 2012)
The Orthodox Church of Ukraine

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.

About Ukrainian Catholics
by Eva Piddubcheshen
photos: Ukrainian Information Bureau
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1978)
In spite of persecution, Ukrainian Catholics continue to worship and foster their own traditions.

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.

Saint Sharbel: Lebanon’s “Paradoxical artisan of peace”
by Dorothy Mauro
photos: courtesy of Giancarlo Giuliani
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1978)
The story of the Maronite monk who was the first Eastern Christian canonized by the Latin Catholic Church.

Tradition Shopping
by Vincent Gragnani
(From ONE magazine January 2005)
Roman Catholics increasingly feel the lure of Eastern Catholicism

from News

Married Eastern Catholic Priests
Catholic News Service (14 November 2012)
ROME (CNS) — In Eastern Christianity — among both Catholics and Orthodox — a dual vocation to marriage and priesthood are seen as a call “to love more” and to broaden the boundaries of what a priest considers to be his family, said Russian Catholic Father Lawrence Cross.

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.

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

Bridge Builders
Antin Sloboda briefly describes the role and history of the Sheptytsky Institute, currently working with CNEWA to organize a symposium.

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

Picture of the Day: Easter in the East
In this image from 2001, Ruthenian Greek Catholics celebrate the paschal mystery in the village of Tichy Potok in Slovakia. (photo: Jacqueline Ruyuak)

Picture of the Day: Ready to Serve
Altar servers assist a liturgy at the Armenian Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary in Lviv. (photo: Petro Didula)

Picture of the Day: Dancing on Air
At St. Sava’s dance classes, students wear opanak, traditional Serbian shoes. (photo: Andy Spyra)

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

Picture of the Day: The Great Church
Haghia Sophia is known the world over for its complex and beautiful domed architecture. In this photo, a fish-eye lens lends a sense of scale to the structure. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

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)

Picture of the Day: Women of Note in Ukraine
Singers Yana Grigorian and Svitlana Kukharuk take a break during choir practice at the Armenian Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary in Lviv. (photo: Petro Didula)

Picture of the Day: New Beginning in an Ancient Church
A young couple is married in the ancient Gelati Monastery church in Georgia. (photo: Michael La Civita)

Picture of the Day: Light at the End of the Tunnel
A seminarian walks down the corridor of the St. Athanasius Greek Catholic Theological Institute, in Hajdudorog, Hungary. (photo: Tivadar Domaniczky)

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

Picture of the Day: A Modern Synthesis
Hieromonk Nykanor preaches from the iconostasis of the 17th-century Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Lviv. (photo: Ivan Babichuk)

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 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.

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...

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)

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)

A Visitor from Australia:
‘We Are a Very Young Church’

Yesterday, the bishop of a young eparchy in Australia stopped by for a visit, and had a chance to share his thoughts about the unique challenges his church faces Down Under.

Page One: Headlines for 10/6/16
Stories of interest for the day.

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: Easter in the East
Children in Bangalore, India, hold Easter eggs on 16 April. (photo: CNS/Jagadeesh Nv, EPA)

Picture of the Day: At the Foot of the Cross
The Didos family, one of the many Ukrainian families displaced by war, exits a Greek Catholic Church in Lviv. (photo: Ivan Chernichkin)

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.

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.