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The Eloquent Witness of John Chrysostom
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1985)
An ascetic monk from the fourth century is still a model for Christian life today.

Theotokos: Birth Giver to God
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1985)
The Eastern tradition of venerating the Virgin Mary differs from that of the Latin, or Western, tradition.

The Temple of God’s Glory
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
Reflections on the Temple of Jerusalem, no longer standing but still alive in the Theotokos.

Liturgy of the Kingly High Priest
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1984)
A meditation on the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil and the saint who wrote it.

Odes: Sing a Song to the Lord
by Rev. Robert Stroud
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1984)
The origin of the Odes of Solomon, the earliest known Christian hymns.

Reflections on Human Suffering
by Claudia McDonnell
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Special 1984)
In spite of our pain, we must remember that we never suffer alone.

Our Souls Suffer Too
by Kelly McCarthy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Special 1984)
Our relationship with Jesus challenges us to know his suffering.

Liturgy of Christianity’s Infancy
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Gregory Clarkin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1983)
A discussion of the Antiochene-Jerusalem liturgy, the Liturgy of St. James.

The Year of the Lord’s Favor
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos: God With Us Catechetical Series, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1983)
A discussion of the Byzantine liturgical year.

Bright Sadness
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Milton Baroody
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1983)
The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is a prime example of a Byzantine Lenten service.

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Milton Baroody
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1983)
Meditations on Eastern Christian’s house of worship.

“God Respects Me When I Work, He Loves Me When I Sing”
photographs by Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East October 1992)
Quotations from the writings of Rabindranath Tagore, (1861-1941), a Bengali poet & philosopher.

Heaven on Hearth
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
A photoessay on the divine liturgy of the Byzantine rite.

Desert Spirituality and the Jesus Prayer
by Veronica J. Treanor
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1982)
Throughout history, meditation has brought the faithful closer to God.

A House of Prayer
by Rev. James E. King, Ph.D.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
Icons, crosses, incense and other sacramentals imbue Byzantine Christian homes with the sense of God’s presence.

Second Savior
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
Three great feasts of Christ crown August, the month Eastern Christians cherish as “Mary’s month.”

Light From the East
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1981)
Two missionary brothers, St. Cyril and St. Methodius, introduced the Slavic people to Christianity.

Remember the Sabbath
by Rev. Terrence J. Mulkerin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1981)
In both Jewish and Christian tradition, the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

The Son Rises in the East
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
Reflections on the cover art the Icon of the Anastasis.

Serving God For Centuries: The Monastery of Mar Gabriel
text and photos by Nadine Posner
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
A Syrian Orthodox monastery in eastern Turkey maintains an old and pious tradition.

In This Sign You Shall Conquer
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
The Eastern cross has ancient roots.

Pentecost in the Eastern Rite
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1980)
For Eastern Christians, Pentecost is the final self-revelation of God to man.

The Tomb Is Empty…Tell the World
by Claudia McDonnell
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1980)
Proclaiming the miracle of Christ’s resurrection.

O Joyful Light: The Faith of Russian Catholics
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1979)
The spiritual vision and strong faith of the Russian Catholic Church is strong – in the middle of Manhattan.

The Mystery of the Magi
by Claudia McDonnell
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1979)
The Magi play a vital yet enigmatic role in the Christmas story.

A Voice Cries Out in the Desert
by Clare Tierney
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1979)
Prophets like John the Baptist serve as links between God and the faithful.

Christmas Prayers From the Eastern Rites
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)

The World of St. Nicholas
by Charles E. Adelsen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)
The “ancestor” of Santa Claus lived a very different life than our famous Saint Nick of the North Pole.

Saint Joseph the Worker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1978)
Reflections on the man who is a model for all the world’s carpenters.

Is This the Face of Jesus? – The Holy Shroud of Turin
photos: NC News Service
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1978)
Did a mysterious piece of cloth cover Jesus in the tomb?

Towards Evening
by Mary Hope
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
This piece has been excerpted from Towards Evening, a book on Faith and Aging published by Sheed and Wards in 1995.

Saint Sharbel: Lebanon’s “Paradoxical artisan of peace”
by Dorothy Mauro
photos: courtesy of Giancarlo Giuliani
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1978)
The story of the Maronite monk who was the first Eastern Christian canonized by the Latin Catholic Church.

from News

Text of Pope Francis’s Remarks from Balcony
Catholic News Service (13 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is the English translation of Pope Francis’s remarks delivered from the balcony after his election as pope.

Lebanese Youths Lament Violence, Emigration in Way of Cross
Catholic News Service (25 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Meditating on Christ’s passion and the ways people contribute to his suffering, Lebanese youths lamented the ongoing emigration from and violence in the Middle East, divisions among Christians, the abuse of women and children, and other tragedy.

Pope Asks Mary, Queen of Peace, to Bring Calm to Egypt
Catholic News Service (16 August 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the official death toll rose from clashes on 14 August in Egypt and as the damaged done to Christian churches was being assessed, Pope Francis invoked Mary, queen of peace, to bring calm to the country.

Pope: Prayer Is Never in Vain; Work Courageously, Concretely for Peace
Catholic News Service (15 July 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying for peace is never a useless exercise — it keeps evil at bay and helps people not give in to violence, Pope Francis said.

from Blog Content

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)

What Can Catholics Learn from Muslims?
A Benedictine priest spoke with Catholic News Service and suggested that one important lesson may lie in the style of prayer.

A Birthday in the Sacristy
Mariya Tytarenko recounts her experiences while reporting on Armenians rebuilding church and community in western Ukraine.

Picture of the Day: Divine Inspiration
Iconographer Eliseea Papacioc works on an icon in her studio in the village of Bradetu, Romania. (photo: Andreea Câmpeanu)

Maronite Patriarch to Compose Text for Way of the Cross
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter will be composing the text for the Way of the Cross, which is prayed in the Roman Coliseum on Good Friday.

Picture of the Day: The Pope at Prayer in the Holy Land
Pope Benedict XVI prays at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in the Old City of Jerusalem on 12 May 2009. (photo: CNS/Catholic Press Photo)

The Way of the Cross
Bradley H. Kerr extends an offer: a booklet containing the Way of the Cross prayer and meditations composed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Picture of the Day: The Middle East's Way of the Cross
Jesus falls the first time, the third Station of the Cross, is depicted in the prayer book for the Way of the Cross service on Good Friday at Rome's Colosseum. (image: CNS)

Picture of the Day: A Prayer for Syria
Archbishop Francis Chullikatt speaks at an interfaith prayer service at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn on 2 April. (photo: CNEWA)

Praying With Paint
An old friend dropped by the office today: Sister Eliseea Papacioc, a Romanian Orthodox nun and world-renowned iconographer.

Picture of the Day: Con Spirito!
A choir rehearses for Christmas at Moscow’s Church of Three Prelates. (photo: Julia Vishnevets)

Celebrating a Special Mass at CNEWA
Next Wednesday, 28 August, Msgr. Kozar and the staff of CNEWA’s New York office will celebrate Mass for the special intentions of our donors. If you have a special prayer intention that you would like included, please submit it to the address below!

Picture of the Day: Solitude Sublime
Father Dario Escobar prays in the Hermitage of St. Hawqa in Lebanon’s Qadisha Valley. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Let Us Pray
Msgr. John E. Kozar, CNEWA's president, celebrates Mass in our New York offices for the intentions of our donors. (photo: CNEWA)

Encountering Holy Land Christians: Way of the Cross
Melodie Gabriel shares a brief presentation of the Via Dolorosa from the recent CNEWA/C.W.L. pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Picture of the Day: ‘Let Us Become Men and Women of Peace’
Lebanese and Syrian Christian Maronites pray for peace in Syria at the Basilica of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa on 7 September. (photo: CNS/Hasan Shaaban, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: The Face of Hunger
Children in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, such as 13-year-old Tiblets Gebray, suffer from chronic malnurishment and depend on outside support during lean years. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

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