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What a Magical Place!
text and photos by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1995)
A glimpse of history-heavy Prague.

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.

Moscow Churches
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)
As the churches of Moscow are restored, Russian nationalism resurges.

Defining Ukraine
text and photos by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
A reflection on Ukraine: a country in the process of being.

Fresco Facelift in Central Turkey
text and photos by Chris Hellier
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
Crumbling frescoes in ancient churches in Turkey receive a long-overdue facelift.

Sofia’s Churches: Microcosm of Bulgarian History
by Valerie A. Abrahamsen, Th.D.
(From Catholic Near East July 1992)
Sofia’s churches reflect the history of Christianity in Bulgaria.

The Dead Cities of Northern Syria
text and photos by Anthony B. Toth
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Ancient ruins in northern Syria hold keys to life in the Byzantine era.

Early Christianity in the Holy Land: An Emerging View
by Father Michele Piccirillo, O.F.M., Ph.D.
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
Extracts from a lecture delivered at the United Nations May 7 by Father Michele Piccirillo of the Franciscan Biblical Institute.

A Place of Beauty
by Habeeb Salloum
photos by Anthony B. Toth
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
The Ummayad Mosque in Damascus is Islamic architecture at its finest.

A Mosaic of Christianity
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1987)
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre brings a cross-section of Christian churches under one roof.

Thessalonica: The Community of Faith Lives On
text and photos by Margot Granitsas
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1987)
Thessalonica’s active churches confirm Paul’s assertion that God’s message “is still a living power among you who believe”

Churches Carved From Ethiopian Hills – The Mystery of Lalibela
by Lark Gould
photos by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
The tiny village of Lalibela in Ethiopia is home to eleven mysterious churches, ancient holy sites for Coptic Christians.

The Less Traveled Path of Ossios Loukas
by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1986)
A small Greek monastery on the way to Delphi is an ancient reminder of the life of a devoted monk.

Still a Fortress for Contemplatives
text and photos by Margot Granitsas
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1986)
An ancient spiritual center and artistic treasure, Batshkovo Monastery is kept alive by Bulgaria’s Orthodox faithful.

Caesarea: A City for All Times
by Brenda Fine
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1984)
Once the capital of Palestine, a Romanesque city on the coast of Israel is a treasure trove of Christian history.

Symbols of Faith
text and photos by Richard C. Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1984)
On the west coast of India, the state of Goa is awash with the faith of its Christians.

Forgotten Mystra: Byzantium’s Last Flowering
text and photos by Margot Granitsas
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1983)
An ancient Greek fortress city still holds the keys to its Byzantine past.

A Monastery Built on Faith
by Marel Brown
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
At the site of the Burning Bush a monastery stands as a monument to the Divine.

Mary’s Land In Greece
by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1980)
An island in the Cyclades is revered for its miracles.

Cathedral Heralds Rebirth of a Nation
by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
Russia’s Christ the Redeemer encapsulates the country’s tumultuous history

Mysterious Petra Rediscovered
by Djinna Gochis and Christine Michaels
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1978)
An ancient hidden valley city remains in its secret world.

from News

Archaeologists Restore Crusader-Era Hospital in Jerusalem
Catholic News Service (8 August 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Israeli archaeologists have restored part of a 2,000-bed Crusader-era hospital run by the St. John of the Hospital order in the Old City of Jerusalem.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Redeemer Redone
The exterior of the restored Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer is as impressive as the original. (photo: courtesy of the cathedral's official site)

Unearthing Myra
After 700 years buried under 18 feet of mud from the rampaging Myros River, archaeologists find the city of Myra remarkably well preserved.

Picture of the Day: Camel Lot
Camels rest beside the road to Petra. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

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

Journey Through the South Caucasus:
“Help Me Save My Village”

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

Journey Through the South Caucasus:
Conquering Death in Armenia

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

Picture of the Day: A Church Is Reborn in Bethlehem
Italian Marcello Piacenti, project manager on the renovation of the roof of the Church of the Nativity, points to a mosaic from 1100, the Crusader period, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

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)

Picture of the Day: Deep Roots in Southern Syria
The pastor of St. Elias Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Ezraa points out the Roman-era foundation of the sixth-century church. (photo: Mitchell Prothero)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Brother Donald Mansir, F.S.C.

One of the many unsung heroes in CNEWA’s story is Brother Donald Mansir, F.S.C., a man who helped give new life to one of Christianity’s holiest sites...