from ONE

Kerala’s Bittersweet Phenomenon
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Emigration fuels a local economy, but strains family ties

Ancient History, Young Church
text and photographs by the Rev. Dr. Anthony Vallavanthara, C.M.I.
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1997)
At the tip of the Indian subcontinent, a new Syro-Malabar Catholic eparchy is established.

Twin Saints, Twin Churches
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2002)
Two neighboring churches in India share the Christian spirit – and the same plot of land.

Ancient Ties Reunited
by Daniel Gabriel
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1983)
The reunion of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church of India with the Latin Church brought one of the oldest Christian churches into communion with Rome once more.

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

Benedict Mar Gregorios, India’s Renaissance Man
text and photos by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East April 1992)
A profile of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Archbishop of Trivandrum.

Village Priests
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine November 2005)
Formed to live as one with the people

New World Children of St. Thomas
text by Leanne Arcuri
photographs by Maria Bastone
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
The “constant explanation” has followed India’s Christians to the United States

Searching for Common Ground
by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2001)
Hindu extremists continue to clash with Christians in India, often with grave results. A dialogue program hopes to effect a change.

Home Is In Karamoodu
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
The door to opportunity is wide open at this home for destitute boys established by the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Tried and True Traditions of Kerala’s Christians
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2001)
India’s Eastern Christians practice rites and rituals that blend India’s ancient culture and Syrian Christian tradition.

Following Christ in an Indian Way
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The Sisters of the Imitation of Christ, known as the Bethany Sisters, work tirelessly in India.

Forming Priests in India’s Thriving Church
compiled by CNEWA staff
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
To meet the needs of India’s thriving Christian population, numbers of seminarians must increase.

Bathery: A Highly Charged Diocese
by the Rev. Varghese Mattamana
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1997)
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Bathery opens new doors for its people.

The Fulfillment of a Cherished Dream
by the Rev. Dr. Varghese Ottathengil
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Seminary in Trivandrum hasn’t had it easy, but it survives as an institution supporting a blended study of Christianity and Indian spirituality.

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.

A Spiritual Homecoming
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
The history of the small but dynamic Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in India.

from News

In Memoriam
news from ONE Magazine (20 March 2007)
Cyril Mar Baselios, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, died of a heart attack on 18 January at the age of 71.

New Status for Eparchy
news from ONE Magazine (26 July 2006)
Cyril Mar Baselios, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, has raised the Eparchy of Tiruvalla to a metropolitan see, placing the eparchies of Bathery and Muvattupuzha as its suffragans. Having consulted the Holy See and with the consent of the Syro-Malankara synod of bishops, Mar Baselios named Tiruvalla’s eparch (or bishop), Isaac Mar Cleemis, Metropolitan Archbishop.

New Cardinals Include Heads of Maronite and Syro-Malankara Churches
Catholic News Service (24 October 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI surprised pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 24 by announcing he would create six new cardinals, including 63-year-old U.S. Archbishop James M. Harvey, prefect of the papal household, in late November.

Eastern Catholic Cardinals
Catholic News Service (27 November 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recalling that Christ’s mission transcends “all ethnic, national and religious particularities,” Pope Benedict XVI created six new cardinals from four different continents, representing the Latin rite of the Catholic Church as well as two Eastern Catholic Churches.

from Blog Content

His Priests Are His Wealth
Bishop Vincent Mar Paulos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church of Marthandam stops by the CNEWA offices and praises the generosity of our donors.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Welcome to India
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the first two days of his pastoral visit to India.

A Special Visitor from India
Bishop Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Pathanamthitta, left, visits with Msgr. John Kozar at CNEWA's New York office. (photo: Erin Edwards)

Picture of the Day: A Calm After the Storm
In this photo, captured in early 2006, a young boy watches the sunset in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Bearing Witness
Deacon Greg Kandra discusses the visit of Major Archbishop Baselios Mar Cleemis, of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, to CNEWA's New York offices.

Picture of the Day: Blessing a New Cathedral in India
This morning, we received an e-mail from our regional director in India, M.L. Thomas

Picture of the Day: Pentecost Continues
Msgr. John Kozar, top center, shares a joyful moment with the Vincentian Fathers of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in southern India. (photo: CNEWA)

Page One: Headlines for 10/24/12
Stories of interest for the day.

More CNEWA Cardinals
Pope Benedict XVI today announced the naming of six new cardinals, including two with whom CNEWA works closely.

Page One: Headlines for 10/25/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Into the Deep: An Exhortation to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
On Saturday, 17 November, CNEWA’s president, Msgr. John E. Kozar, addressed a missionary conference in Delhi, India.

Page One: Headlines for 11/27/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: The "Untouchables"
Father John Ariekal leads a congregation of Dalits in Pappala in prayer. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Visiting His Flock
Father Edison visits with one of the parishioners in a nearby village. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: India's Christians in the New World
Catechism and Bible study are priorities for Indian-American Christian communities. (photo: Maria Bastone)

Picture of the Day: East Meets West
Today, the Vatican announced this coming Sunday, 19 May, Cardinal Cleemis Mar Baselios, major archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Church, will take possession of his titular church in Rome, St. Gregory VII al Gelsomino. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: The Charism of Bethany
Novices of the Bethany community pray in their chapel near Kottayam, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Page One: Headlines for 6/21/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Mornings with Mary
Each day the boys at the Malankara Boys’ Home pause on the lawn to pray before a statue of the Virgin Mary before going to school. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Page One: Headlines for 8/16/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Drizzling and Dribbling
Boys from the Malankara Boys' Home decide not to let a little rain spoil a perfectly good game of soccer. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Page One: Headlines for 12/30/14
Stories of interest for the day.

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Stories of interest for the day.