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Philippi: Birthplace of Christianity in the West
by Brother Christian Leisy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1985)
An ancient city in Greece is an important piece in the mosaic that was early Christianity.

Antioch: Crossroads of Faith
by Sister Jean David Finley, O.P.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1985)
The city of Antioch, a significant seat of Christian history, is also a fundamental part of the history of many faiths.

Mar Saba: Vigilant in the Valley of Decision
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
The austere monastic heritage of the Eastern Church can be witnessed in a historic desert monastery called Mar Saba.

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.

Nubia: A Lost Homeland
by Pierre Kfoury
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1984)
Despite displacement, the people of Nubia struggle to maintain their distinct culture.

Legends, Lore and Holy Places
by Veronica J. Treanor
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1984)
Lebanon holds numerous sites rich in history and tradition on its ancient land.

The Garden of Eden Today
text and photos by Jamie Simson
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1984)
The region once known as Mesopotamia exists today as a melange of customs reflecting the time of Abraham as well as modern life.

Varanasi: Hinduism’s Sacred City
by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1983)
For Hindus, a pilgrimage to the holy city of Varanasi is a lifetime goal.

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.

Sinai: A Great and Terrible Wilderness
by Peggy Haymes
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1983)
The peninsula known as the Sinai is a timeless site of Christian history.

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.

Mount Athos: The Virgin’s Garden
by Charles E. Adelsen
photos by Henry Angelo-Castrillion
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
A peninsula in Greece is home to more than 1,000 monks who follow ancient monastic rules.

Catalyst of Faith: Paul’s Anatolian Journeys
by Charles E. Adelsen
photos by Henry Angelo-Castrillion
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
This is the second of a two-part series exploring the Bible history of Anatolia, modern day Turkey.

The Sea of Galilee: Jesus’ Lake
by Teddy Kleinhans
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
The Sea of Galilee and its surroundings are a significant piece in the puzzle that is Christian history.

Bible Lands of Turkey: Anatolia and the Beginnings
text by Charles E. Adelsen
photos by Henry Angelo-Castrillion
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1981)
Ancient Anatolia, located in modern Turkey, played a significant role in Bible history.

Origins: Carmelite Roots in the Holy Land
by Fergus Lickteig, O. Carm.
photos: The Carmelite Fathers
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1981)
With roots going back to the Old Testament prophet Elijah, Carmelites trace their spiritual origin to Mount Carmel in the Holy Land.

Dubrovnik: Citadel of Faith
by Charles A. Frazee
photos: Editorial Photocolor Archives
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
In the ancient Yugoslav city of Dubrovnik, Catholics preserve their spiritual roots.

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.

Reaching Out: The Popes in Turkey
by Charles E. Adelsen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1980)
Beginning with St. Peter himself, many popes have visited what was once the seat of Christianity: Turkey.

Egypt: Ever Old, Ever New
by Leila Badran
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1980)
A seat of civilization, Egypt continues to thrive while the Nile River flows.

Focus
by John E. Kozar
(From ONE May 2012)
Images from the world of CNEWA

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.

The Eternal Bridge: Turkey
by Mary Ann McDonnell
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1978)
With its rich history and traditions, Turkey remains a fundamental part of the history of Christianity.

The Unchanging Land of Christ
by A.V. Crawford
photos by Rev. Leon V. Kofod
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1978)
Reflections on the land chosen by God for his Son.

10 Interesting Facts, Beliefs and Theories About the Bible Lands
photos: Rev. Leon V. Kofod, P.W.P.D.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1978)
Ten interesting facts, beliefs and theories about the holy land.

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.

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Picture of the Day: Preserving Palmyra
A picture taken on 14 March 2014 shows a sculpture found in the ancient Syrian oasis city of Palmyra, 130 miles northeast of Damascus, and now displayed at the city’s museum.

Picture of the Day: Lost World
The Temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra, Syria, a cultural landmark that has stood for nearly 2,000 years, was reportedly destroyed by ISIS. (photo: Wikipedia)

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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...

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