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The Long Road Home
story and photographs by Onnik Krikorian
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
Armenian Catholic monks return to the land of Ararat

No-nonsense Nuns
text by Sister J. Arousiag Sajonian
photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
Following the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, the Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception traveled to where they were needed most – the earthquake’s epicenter.

Summer in Armenia
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East July – August 2000)
Feast days drenched in tradition are important summer happenings for Armenia’s Christians.

Diversity Down Under
story and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
Leaving turmoil behind for a new life in Australia

Hopeful Growth in Armenia’s Seminaries
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2002)
Young men pursue priesthood at two seminaries that foster a stronger Christianity in Armenia.

profiles
text by Michael J.L. La Civita with photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
The Armenian Catholic Church

Pensioners in Crisis
by Gayane Abrahamyan with photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From ONE magazine January 2008)
A growing number of Armenia’s elderly are poor and alone

Kid’s Camps in the Caucasus
by Paul Rimple with photographs by Justyna Mielnikiewicz and Armineh Johannes
(From ONE magazine November 2007)
Two very different youth programs restore childhood

East Goes West
by Vincent Gragnani
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2004)
Middle Eastern Christians keep their heritage alive in Southern California

An Anniversary Like No Other
by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2001)
This year, Armenia celebrates 1,700 years as a Christian nation. Catholicos Karekin II reflects on this historic event.

A Wedding in the Deep Pit
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East November – December 2000)
In Armenia, a traditional wedding in an ancient monastery underscores centuries of heritage and culture.

Tackling Pastoral Challenges in Armenia
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1999)
Armenian Catholics take on the substantial needs of their community, dispersed throughout Armenia and Georgia.

So Close, Yet So Far
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2001)
The ruins of Armenia’s ancient capital of Ani are a stone’s throw from Ani Pemza village. Prosperity, however, is a long way off.

From Isolation to Opportunity
by Gayane Abrahamyan
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
A center in Armenia provides vital skills to orphaned youth

Rising From the Ruins
by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine November 2010)
Turkey’s Armenians move on despite a tragic past

Armenian Winter
by Gayane Abrahamyan with photographs by Justyna Mielnikiewicz
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
One lifeline sustains Armenia’s remote and forlorn north

Aleppo: A Syrian Mosaic
by Spencer Osberg
(From ONE magazine November 2009)
An ancient city is home to diverse faith communities

Where God Descended
by Paul Rimple
(From ONE magazine May 2008)
New directions for Armenia’s mother church

Ecumenical Giant
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
The shoes of Catholicos Karekin I, a good friend, a fine pastor and a powerful witness to Christian unity, will be difficult to fill.

Armenia’s Golden Opportunity
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1997)
The Armenian Apostolic Church has become a necessary force in preserving the identity of Armenia.

Iran’s Armenian Christians
text and photos by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
Always a minority, Iran’s Armenian Christians work to maintain their identity.

A Lighthouse in a Turbulent Sea
text by Peg Maron
photos by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
With deep roots in Armenian Christianity, the Mekhitarist Fathers maintain their unique monastery in Venice.

Georgia on My Mind
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
photos by Angelo Brusco, O.S.Cam
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
Excerpts from a report prepared by Msgr. Robert Stern on his April 1994 visit to the Republic of Georgia.

A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes
by Peg Maron
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
The church is free to operate in the former communist bloc. In this article we learn how some Americans are helping the church to flourish there.

Armenia After the Earthquake
text by Peg Maron
photos by Sarkis Boghjalian
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
A trip to post-earthquake Armenia reveals a country still in desperate need.

Images of Faith in Armenia
by Judith Männ
(From Catholic Near East November 1993)
A photoessay reveals the faith of the Armenian people.

Armenia Reborn
by Sarkis Boghjalian
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
Now an independent nation, Armenia is free to rebuild its ancient church.

Armenia, Tried and True
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Thoughts on our brothers and sisters in that struggling country.

Armenia: One Year After the Earthquake
compiled by Catholic Near East staff
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
The latest news from Armenia as its people rebuild their lives and their country.

Armenians Celebrate the Annunciation – From Ararat to Istanbul
by Mark Leeds
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
In the first nation to adopt Christianity, a small group of faithful celebrate the feast of the Annunciation.

People
by Greg Kandra
(From ONE January 2012)
Armenia’s “Carrier of Light”

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Bzommar Renewed
news from ONE Magazine (28 November 2006)
Armenian Catholic Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX led celebrations marking the renovation of the Patriarchal Seminary in Bzommar, northeast of Beirut, on 20 October.

Pope Addresses Middle East Christians
Catholic News Service (7 March 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians in the Middle East not to lose hope despite the serious difficulties they face.

Laity To Help Grow Eastern Catholic Churches
Catholic News Service (25 September 2012)
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (CNS) — The message hit Patrick Keegan loud a clear: He’s a leader in his Byzantine Catholic parish just as much as his pastor.

Assaults on Armenian Women in Istanbul Unsettle Christians, Muslims
Catholic News Service (31 January 2013)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — As a light snow fell, Bahija Geyimli exited Immaculate Conception Armenian Catholic Church after Mass in the Samatya neighborhood, the heart of Istanbul’s Armenian community. If recent attacks in the area had scared her, she wasn’t showing it.

Jerusalem’s Armenians Mark Genocide a Century Ago
Catholic News Service (30 March 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — John Ourfali, 77, remembers how as a child he saw an elderly family friend break down and cry whenever he met with Ourfali’s parents, unable to speak about what had happened to him and his family in the dark days of what today is known as the Armenian Genocide.

Pope Calls for Hope, Reconciliation as Armenia Commemorates Massacres
Catholic News Service (9 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis decried humanity’s ability to systematically exterminate its own brothers and sisters.

Term ‘Genocide’ Angers Turkey, While Pope Says Memory Leads to Healing
Catholic News Service (13 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis said atrocities from the past have to be recognized — not hidden or denied — for true reconciliation and healing to come to the world.

Armenian Catholics and Orthodox Seek Unity Their Martyrs Enjoy
Catholic News Service (14 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While Catholic and Armenian Orthodox theologians continue discussions aimed at full unity, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, commemorated the already-achieved unity of Armenian Catholic and Orthodox martyrs in heaven.

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Picture of the Day: The Forgotten Ones
An elderly refugee from Azerbaijan languishes in an unsanitary government housing project. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Armenia's Spiritual Core
A young girl prays at St. Gayane Church in Etchmiadzin, Armenia. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Armenians in Syria
An Armenian village in Kessab, Syria, taken in 1997. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: An Armenian Welcome
The work of Sister Arousiag Sajonian has touched countless lives over the last five decades.

Picture of the Day: Tending to the Flock
Women tend a flock of sheep in the historic Noraduz cemetery near Lake Sevan in Armenia. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Growing Old in Armenia
An elderly Armenian tends his flock. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

An Archbishop Visits
Archbishop Raphael Minassian pays a visit to CNEWA's New York offices.

Picture of the Day: Maintaining Hope in Tough Times
In this photo taken in 2000, Armenian Catholics celebrate Divine Liturgy in a village near Gyumri, Armenia. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Maintaining Identity in the Caucasus
Armenian World War II veterans celebrate Victory Day in Yerevan. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Fighting for Armenia's Children
Coach Gevorg Shushanian gives boxing lessons at an Armenian School in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Armenia's Deep Christian Roots
In this photo taken in 2000, Armenian Catholics pray during the Divine Litrugy (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: In Armenia, Warming Up for the Future
The Boghossian Education Complex and Youth Development Center in Gyumri, Armenia, offer dance classes for orphaned youth. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: A Lifeline to Armenia
Nikolay Vakulin and Melkonian Haykaz exercise in the yard of the shelter for elders run by Caritas Austria. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: A Fresh Start
A farmer brings peppers to sell at a wholesale market in Malatia, Armenia. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Jerusalem Bids Farewell to the Armenian Patriarch
His Beatitude Torkom II, Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Jerusalem, was laid to rest at the Armenian cemetery at Mount Zion.

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Confession over a Cup of Coffee
ONE contributor Mariya Tytarenko got to know many colorful characters.

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Picture of the Day: Passing Time
Four years ago, we took readers to Armenia, for a glimpse at some of the challenges facing many of the elderly.

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.

Picture of the Day: Where Prayer Prevails
Parishioners, clutching rosaries, attend a liturgy in the Catholic village of Azadan. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

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Picture of the Day: Armenia's Flourishing Faithful
The Soorp Badarak, or Divine Liturgy, is celebrated daily by the Mekhitarist community of Armenian Catholic monks. (photo: Onnik Krikorian)

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Picture of the Day: Grazeyard Scene
A shepherd watches over her flock in Noraduze cemetery, near Sevan, Armenia. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: “They Forgot About Us”
An elderly refugee from Azerbaijan languishes in an unsanitary government housing project. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Holy Hollywood
A mural depicting the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin and Mount Ararat adorns a brick wall in Hollywood’s “Little Armenia.” (photo: Armineh Johannes)

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Picture of the Day: Voices of Armenia
The haunting melodies of the Armenian liturgy are chanted by a Bourj Hammoud choir. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

'Beauty and Breathtaking Generosity' in Georgia
Note: Photojournalist Molly Corso lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia, and wrote about one community of Georgians in the Autumn edition of ONE.

Picture of the Day: Staying Power
Oseni Khalajian, a pensioner living in Eshtia, belongs to a community of Armenian Catholics descended from Armenians who fled to Georgia to escape the Turkish mass murder. (photo: Molly Corso)

Journey Through the South Caucasus: Healing in Armenia
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

Journey Through the South Caucasus:
Visiting the Heights of History

CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

Journey Through the South Caucasus: Syria Impacts Armenia
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

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Picture of the Day: Staying Warm in “Armenian Siberia”
A mother holds her newborn in the maternity ward of the Tiramayr Narek Hospital. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: “They Forget About Us”
An elderly refugee from Azerbaijan sits in an unsanitary government housing project. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

You Are There: A Video Visit to Armenia and Georgia
Michael La Civita and Thomas Varghese discuss their visit to Armenia and Georgia.

Picture of the Day: Letters From Armenia
Antranig Chakerian transformed the walls of his house in Anjar, Lebanon, into a canvas for icons, images and poems dedicated to his ancestral homeland: historic Armenia. (photo: Dalia Khamissy)

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Picture of the Day: Future Priests
In 2002, we visited Armenia to report on life at the local seminaries.

Picture of the Day: A Taste of Armenia in America
In Massachusetts, you can find a thriving enclave of Armenian culture, which we reported on in 2006.

Picture of the Day: Wash and Learn
A culinary student at the Youth Development Center in Gyumri, Armenia, cleans up after a class. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

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Summer Edition of ONE Is Here!
The summer edition of ONE is now online and will be hitting mailboxes in short order!

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Picture of the Day: "Older People Have a Great Talent"
On Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for the elderly in St. Peter’s Square.

Picture of the Day: A Local Expression
Antonina Harutinian sits in her domik home in, Gyumri, Armenia. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

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Picture of the Day: Monastic Grace
Armenian Apostolic sisters garden outside the seventh-century St. Gayane Church in Etchmiadzin. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: The Fruits of Labor
The pomegranate is a common theme across Armenian artwork of all kinds, such as the vases of a pottery and ceramics studio in Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

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Picture of the Day: Prayers and Memories
A parishioner lights votive candles at a Sunday morning liturgy at St. James Monastery in the Armenian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

Picture of the Day: The Armenian Church
Altar servers spread incense as Pope Francis celebrates a 12 April liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. (photo: CNS/Cristian Gennari)

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Picture of the Day: Armenian Remembrance
People lay flowers at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, commemorating 100 years since the massacre took the lives of 1.5 million Armenians. (photo: Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images)

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Picture of the Day: The Remote North
Kima Atoian lives with her children and six grandchildren in Armenia’s northernmost town of Ashotzk, where poverty and unemployment are prevalent. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

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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: On the Road
Sister Hakinta Muradyan drives children to the Catholic church in Tashir, Armenia. Many of the children in the town are fatherless. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Armenian Life
A woman pauses on her way home in an Armenian village. (photo: courtesy Caritas Armenia)

Picture of the Day: In Armenia, A Work of Heart
David Safaryan displays one of his paintings from art class. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Where Home Is a Shipping Container
Armenian octogenarian Marjik lives with her son in a converted shipping container in Artashat, Armenia. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

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