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The Sacramental Appeal of Youth
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1985)
No matter what faith or culture, we can look to the young people in our lives to remind us of our spiritual potential.

God’s Ascension, Man’s Exaltation
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1985)
Meditations on the feast of the Ascension.

Old Testament Trinity
by Brother Christian Leisy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1984)
The origin and significance of an icon from the 15th century remains a mystery.

A Lost Greatness
text by Regina J. Clarkin
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1984)
Meditations on children and the challenge to the Christian to retain a childlike spirit.

The Mighty Cedar of Lebanon
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1984)
Reflections concerning the cedar tree of Lebanon, an enduring symbol for a tumultuous country.

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.

Shades of God’s Glory
by Claudia McDonnell
photos by Leon V. Kofod
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1983)
Meditations on the miracle of sunsets.

Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
by Regina J. Clarkin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1983)
More than a century ago, forty men lost their lives for their Savior. Their feast day is 9 March.

The Whirling Dervishes
by Charles E. Adelsen
photos by Henry Angelo-Castrillion
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1983)
The Islamic fraternity known as the Whirling Dervishes uses its unique methods to attain union with God.

Sojourn to Emmaus
by Regina J. Clarkin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1983)
A long walk for two disciples permits a discussion of Christ in each of us.

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.

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.

The Great Mystery
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Lou Galleria
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
Reflections on the marriage ceremony in the Byzantine rite.

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.

The Image Restored
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos by Milton Baroody
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1981)
In the Eastern Church, as in the West, the two sacraments of Restoration – Repentance and Holy Anointing – are channels of grace that restore, heal and refresh the Christian.

Salah’s Story
text by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1981)
A nine-year-old Lebanese orphan boy found a special friend in the United Nations’ Interim Forces in Lebanon.

Windows of the Soul
text by Claudia McDonnell
photos by Richard Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
The language of eyes begins where words leave off.

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.

Three that Testify
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photographs by Gregory Safchuk, courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Erickson
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1981)
For Christians of the Eastern Church, the rite of Christian initiation, the New Testament and the 23rd Psalm all reflect the Divine Trinity.

A Joyful Noise: Musical Instruments of the Bible
by Rev. Terrence J. Mulkerin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
For thousands of years, musical instruments have played an integral role in Jewish worship.

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.

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.

Joy Born of Sorrow
by Rev. James F. Dolan, S.J.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1979)
The relationship between sorrow and joy is a significant one worth exploration.

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

Welcome Christina!
by Mary Mullowney
photos by Lorraine Fischer
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)
A lucky little girl from Lebanon meets her new family in the United States.

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.

The Christian Art of India Today
by Rev. John B. Chethimattam
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
Indian Christian art depicts not only the grace of the human body but also the presence of the divine.

Old Age in the Near East
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
Reflections on the older generations of the Holy Land.

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.

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