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Volume 44, Number 2
  
11 January 2018
Greg Kandra




The simple wooden chapel in Tarashcha, Ukraine offers Greek Catholic parishioners a traditional space to worship. Often, others need to make do in small rented spaces. Discover how the church in Ukraine is growing, often against surprising odds, in Planting Seeds, Nurturing Faith in the current edition of ONE. (photo: Ivan Chernichkin)



10 January 2018
Greg Kandra




Students play outside of St. Vincent de Paul School in Alexandria, Egypt. Learn more about the school and the Daughters of Charity who run it in the current edition of ONE. (photo: Roger Anis)



9 January 2018
J.D. Conor Mauro




Teachers and staff members distribute uniforms made by students at the Kidist Mariam Center among local schoolchildren in Meki, Ethiopia. To learn more about this educational center operated by the Community of St. Paul, read No Place Like Home in the December 2017 edition of ONE. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)



Tags: Ethiopia Education Catholic

8 January 2018
CNEWA staff




Join Father Joshy as he takes us through his busy day as pastor of two parishes in a remote and hilly district of southwestern India. (photo: Don Duncan)

See A Day in the Life of a Priest in Kerala.



5 January 2018
J.D. Conor Mauro




Armenian clergy pray in the Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, the alleged birth place of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. 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. (photo: Musa Al-Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)



Tags: Eastern Christianity Eastern Churches

4 January 2018
Greg Kandra




In Egypt, the wrist of a Daughter of Charity bears the traditional tattoo a Christian receives shortly after birth — a mark of faith to the world. Read about how Charity’s Daughters are revealing their faith in other ways and serving the Christians of Egypt in the December 2017 edition of ONE. (photo: Roger Anis)



Tags: Egypt Copts Egypt's Christians Coptic

3 January 2018
Greg Kandra




CNEWA’s president Msgr. John E. Kozar just returned from spending Christmas in Bethlehem — and shared the above photograph, from a vespers service on Christmas Eve at the Church of the Nativity. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator for the Latin Patriarchate, presided. Msgr. Kozar is shown standing, third from the right.
(photo: Nadim Asfour/CTS, courtesy the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem)




2 January 2018
Greg Kandra




Melkite Greek Archbishop Georges Bacouni visits some of his flock at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Nazareth. (photo: Geries Abdo, courtesy Melkite Catholic Archbishopric)

The December 2017 edition of ONE features a Letter from Galilee, by Georges Bacouni, who serves the people where Jesus lived:

What a blessing, to be in this particular part of the world — where Jesus was born, grew up, proclaimed the Good News, was crucified and rose from the dead.

The Lord entrusted me with the flock of his homeland and to follow in the footsteps of the apostles.

When I was taught how to meditate on a Gospel passage, I was asked sometimes to imagine the places where Jesus lived: Capernaum, Tiberias Lake, Nazareth, Jerusalem.

Now I know all these places, and they remind me of the historical facts. But Jesus is not only part of the history, he is still alive and in the midst of his church.

When you enter Peter’s house in Capernaum, where Jesus healed the paralytic; when you see the place where he fed five thousand people; when you are in a boat in the middle of the lake where he walked on the water; and many other holy sites, I assure you that you feel you are sharing the experience of the apostles and the crowds. You feel privileged being Christian. Visiting these sites — let alone living there — is a spiritual retreat.

Many of my predecessors used to say, “I am the archbishop of Jesus.” I don’t dare say that, but it’s true in a way that the bishop in Galilee is responsible for Jesus’ hometown.

What a blessing! But in the same time, it’s a huge responsibility and difficult mission for many reasons.

Read more in this Letter from Galilee to discover why.



29 December 2017
Greg Kandra




An elderly woman braves the winter weather in Nyírascád, Hungary, a village of 4,400 where Greek Catholics continue to hold onto their traditions as the world changes around them. Read more about Holding on in Hungary in the May 2006 edition of ONE. (photo: Balazs Gardi)



28 December 2017
Greg Kandra




In Lviv, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate care for a bedridden sister who once served the underground church. Read more about how this church is growing, thanks to the enduring faith of its people, in the December 2017 edition of ONE. (photo: John E. Kozar/CNEWA)







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