from ONE

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine March 2007)
The Syriac Orthodox Church

Walking a Tightrope in Turkey
text and photos by Karen Lagerquist
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2000)
Syrian Orthodox Christians strive to remain in their homeland of remote southeastern Turkey.

Syria’s Syrian Orthodox Church: Small Yet Vibrant
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
A profile of an early Christian community in Antioch that developed into one of the great spiritual and theological centers of the Church.

The Mountain of the Servants of God
text and photos by Chris Hellier
(From Catholic Near East March 1993)
Caught in the middle of a guerrilla war, Syrian Orthodox Christians in southeastern Turkey struggle to hang onto their homeland.

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine January 2007)
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Syria’s Christian Valley
by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine January 2011)
A historically Christian enclave adapts and thrives

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
The Syriac Catholic Church

from News

Cardinal Dolan Seeks Prayers for Kidnapped Orthodox Clergy
Catholic News Service (3 May 2013)
NEW YORK (CNS) — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan challenged Massgoers to hold onto hope and to pray for the safety and well-being of two Orthodox archbishops kidnapped in Syria in late April while carrying out a humanitarian mission.

Syriac Patriarch Calls Islamic State Actions ‘Attempted Genocide’
Catholic News Service (27 August 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Returning from a visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III called the Islamic State invasion “pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide.”

Greek Orthodox Patriarch: World Remains Silent About Missing Bishops
Catholic News Service (20 April 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Commemorating the second anniversary of the kidnapping of two Syrian bishops, the Greek Orthodox patriarch lamented the indifference of the international community about their fate.

Pope, Orthodox Patriarch Express Commitment for Unity
Catholic News Service (19 June 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and the patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch expressed their desire to work toward full communion of the two churches.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Pray for Syria
woman prays at a Syrian Orthodox church in Aleppo, Syria. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Journey to the Holy Land: See How They Love One Another
Msgr. Kozar reports on his pastoral visit to the Middle East, including visits to the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III.

Picture of the Day: Syria's Christians
In Syria, a group of men in the Christian village of Al Meshtayeh socialize over a board game. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: The Syriac Orthodox Church
Archbishop Swerios Malki Murad of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the Holy Land. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Death of a Father in Faith
The CNEWA family learned today of the death of one of its primary partners in the Middle East, Patriarch Ignatius IV of the Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Antioch.

Picture of the Day: Sacred Syria
The church at Saint George’s Monastery houses rare Arab icons. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Bishops Kidnapped in Syria
News from Syria and its Christian minority continues to deteriorate.

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