from ONE

Those Who Remain Behind
by Jacqueline Ruyak
(From ONE magazine January 2009)
Though small and isolated, Jakubany stands as a citadel of faith

Rooted in Wood
by Jacqueline Ruyak with photographs by Andrej Bán
(From ONE magazine May 2008)
Exploring Slovakia’s wooden churches

Easter by the Quiet Stream
text and photographs by Jacqueline Ruyak
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2001)
Easter in the Slovak village of Tichy Potok reveals traditional customs as well as the strong faith of its villagers.

The Tinkers of Slovakia
text and photographs by Jacqueline Ruyak
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
The tinkers: invaluable contributors to European culture and history.

The Wooden Churches of Eastern Slovakia
text and photos by Jacqueline Ruyak
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A journalist who frequents eastern Slovakia takes us on a tour of the region’s historic wooden churches.

The Art of Pysanky
text by Burnette Grega
photos by John Maio
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
The origin and history of the Eastern European tradition of decorating Easter Eggs.

Slovakia’s Greek Catholics
text and photos by Jacqueline Ruyak
(From Catholic Near East July 1993)
An update on the Greek Catholic faithful of this post-Communist country.

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine November 2011)
The Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Wooden Foundation
Parishioners head home after the Divine Liturgy at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Ladomirová, Slovakia. (photo: Andrej Bán)

Picture of the Day: Restoring Slovakia's Colorful Past
Father Peter Jakub celebrates the Divine Liturgy at St. Basil's in Krajné Cierno, in Slovakia. (photo: Andrej Bán)

Picture of the Day: Light A Candle
A parishioner raises a candlestick as a symbol of light during the Greek Catholic Divine Liturgy. (photo: Andrej Bán

Picture of the Day: Sleigh Ride
Jan Mrug and his children play with a new pony at the family farm in Jakubany, Slovakia. (photo: Andrej Bán)

Picture of the Day: Tradition in Slovakia
Girls wearing traditional dress participate in an Easter celebration in Jakubany, a village in northern Slovakia. (photo: Father Damian Saraka)

Picture of the Day: Heritage, History and Harmony
In late 2008, ONE contributor Jacqueline Ruyak visited the Slovakian village of Jakubany.

Picture of the Day: Shall We Dance?
An elderly couple dance at an event organized by a local social club in the Slovak village of Jakubany. (photo: Andrej Bán)

Picture of the Day: Praying by Bow
Roma musicians perform during a Roma funeral in Hodasz, Hungary. (photo: Balazs Gardi/VII Network)

Picture of the Day: Mary in Slovakia
An icon of the Virgin and Child hangs inside St. Michael the Archangel in Ladomirová. (photo: Andrej Bán)

Picture of the Day: Wood Beams
In this image from 2008, early morning sunshine fills St. Basil the Great Church in Krajné Cierno in Slovakia. The region is noted for its historic wooden churches. (photo: Andrej Bán)