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  ipedia.com: Assyrian Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Assyrians are the indigenous people of north Iraq - members of the Assyrian Church of the East (Nestorian), the Chaldean Catholic Church of Babylon, and the Syrian Orthodox Church - who read and write Aramaic, a Semitic language which is used in their religious observances.
The Assyrians descend from the Assyrian nation that conquered ancient Syria, Israel and Mesopotamia in the 8th and 7th century BC ([1] Assyrian Identity) and have maintained their separate identity (Genetic Differentiation In Iranian Christian Communities).
In 1915 the Assyrian Christians tried to throw off this new pan-Turkish Ottoman rule, by throwing themselves into the protection of the British, who were active in Syria, and this was publicized in Istanbul as confirmation of Christian treachery that justified the butchery.
www.ipedia.com /assyrian.html   (1028 words)

 British Orthodox Church
The Assyrian Church, otherwise known as the 'Church of the East', did not attend the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D. Its members were later assumed into the Persian Empire.
The Assyrian Church believed the teachings of Nestorius, defended him and considered him a teacher and a saint, and still remembers him in its liturgies and celebrates his life in the feast of the Greek teachers.
This Church rejects the decisions of the third Ecumenical Council at Ephesus in 431 A.D. as well as the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon (that is, the private council of Chalcedonians).
www.britishorthodox.org /assyrian.php   (1460 words)

 Assyrian Foundation of America - Articles
Assyrian by birth, and a native of Cappadocia, she was the only daughter to her rich and noble Assyrian parents.
During the reconstruction of the church in 1816 excavations uncovered a silver box that contained a stone believed to be the one that Father David brought from Jerusalem.
The thirteen Assyrian Fathers who came from Nisibin, Edessa and other centers of the Assyrian Church of the East in the 5th-6th centuries penetrated into many inaccessible regions of Georgia, and in subsequent centuries the Church's missionaries spread Christianity to all of Asia.
www.assyrianfoundation.org /georgia2.htm   (1608 words)

 Assyrian Church of the East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Assyrian Church of the East is a Church that traces its origins to the See of Babylon, said to be founded by Saint Thomas the Apostle.
Although the Assyrian Church split from the western churches in the course of the Nestorian schism, the theology of the Assyrian Church can not be defined as Nestorianism.
The Assyrian Church was the first Christian tradition to reach China (in 635), and about the same time penetrated into Mongolia, and its relics can still be seen in Chinese cities such as Xi'an.
assyrian-church-of-the-east.iqnaut.net   (1465 words)

 Church of the East in India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Assyrian Church of the East in India is known as the ChaldeanSyrianChurch.
The significant contribution of the Church of the East in India as far as the Syriac literature is concerned, is two-fold.
The Church of the East in India is using the Liturgy of Addai and Mari.
www.nestorian.org /church_of_the_east_in_india.html   (4445 words)

 ChurchDocs.Org: Guidelines for Admission to Eucharist with Assyrian Church of the East
The request for admission to the Eucharist between the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East is connected with the particular geographical and social situation in which their faithful are actually living.
The principal issue for the Catholic Church in agreeing to this request, related to the question of the validity of the Eucharist celebrated with the Anaphora of Addai and Mari, one of the three Anaphoras traditionally used by the Assyrian Church of the East.
When Chaldean faithful are participating in an Assyrian celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the Assyrian minister is warmly invited to insert the words of the Institution in the Anaphora of Addai and Mari, as allowed by the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East.
www.churchdocs.org /liturgy/assyrian-admission.html   (695 words)

 The Assyrian Church of the East Maintains Its Continuity - Assyrian News Agency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
His Grace Mar Meelis Zaia, Bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East of Australia, New Zealand, and Secretary of the Holy Synod delivered the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East Synod’s decision regarding His Grace Mar Bawai Soro, the rebellious Bishop of the Western Diocese of California Assyrian Church of the East.
Members of these churches report that a group of bold gang members all dressed in fl guard the churches during the service, intimidate and harass members who had built those churches with the sweat of their brow.
No Christian in the Assyrian Church of the East has been refused the Holy Communion because they were not members of the church, and no one has ever been forced to be baptized again in order to be approved as a member.
assyriatimes.com /engine/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3123   (1185 words)

 || Indian Christianity ||
This Church is under the Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.
On 17 October 1976 Mar Dinkha was consecrated as the Patriarch of the universal Assyrian Church of the East.
Since the Roman Catholics began to argue that this church was a Catholic Church, the authorities of this church changed the name to Marth Mariam, which is the Syriac translation of the name St. Mary, Vyakula Mathavu also referred to the mother of Jesus Christ.
www.indianchristianity.org /assyrian.html   (3567 words)

 TOEPEL: Book Review - Mar Aprem Mooken, The Assyrian Church of the East in the Twentieth Century.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Since Assyrian church history prior to World War I took place within the framework of the Ottoman Empire and its policies towards religious minorities, a knowledge of the millet system is necessary for understanding some peculiarities of this church's history in the 1920's and 30's.
In this respect the Anglican determination to preserve the Church in the East in its original state rather appears as an attempt to keep it from falling under Presbyterian, Catholic or Russian Orthodox sway and the influence of the countries behind these churches, namely the United States, France and Russia.
British military interest in the Assyrians is made especially clear by the history of the Iraq Levies, which consisted of Nestorian tribesmen and played a vital role during the British mandate in Iraq and even in World War II (cf.
syrcom.cua.edu /hugoye/Vol8No2/HV8N2PRToepel.html   (1251 words)

 Assyrian Church of the East - Wikichristian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Holy Apostolic and Catholic Assyrian Church of the East is a church that traces its origins to the See of Babylon, said to be founded by the apostle Thomas.
It is also called the Assyrian Orthodox Church, but should not be confused with the distinct Syriac Orthodox Church, which belongs to Oriental Orthodoxy.
It officially divided from the other Christian churches in 431 AD following the Council of Ephesus which repudiated Nestorianism and as such it is often known as the Nestorian Church, however its theology is not strictly Nestorian.
www.wikichristian.org /index.php?title=Church_of_the_East   (202 words)

 History of the Chaldean Church
By all accounts the Chaldean church came into existence in 1551 because of a dispute in the Assyrian "Church of the East", the dissidents formed a separate church under the leadership of Yohanna (John) Sulaga, a monk of Rabban Hormizd located 30 miles north of Nineveh.
Through the efforts of the Latin Missionaries beginning in mid 18th century Assyrians of the Plain of Nineveh were converted to Catholicism and they were redefined as Chaldeans because Syriac speaking catholic Church was identified as such to distinguish it from the Church of the East which was known as Assyrian.
Assyrians of Iran who joined the Chaldean Church during the last two centuries did so by believing that it was just another Assyrian Church.
www.christiansofiraq.com /hischal.html   (760 words)

 The Church of the East
Currently the majority of the Assyrian Christians are in Iraq with approximately 100,000 in the Norther No Fly Zone, approximately 1 million in central Iraq and another 100,000 scattered in the south along with a population of approximately 4 million Kurds and 800,000 Turkomans - all Muslim.
The Assyrian Archibishop for Iraq, Mar. Gewargis pleads for help for his people and Church `We understand the concern and support of the Christians in the West for Israel but find it hard to understand why the Church does not have the same concern and support.
At the very least the Assyrian Church is calling to the Church at large to support their status in the land that is historically theirs as the first Christian nation in the world.
www.thechurchoftheeast.com /news_oct_29_02.htm   (844 words)

 History of Assyrians
Indeed, Assyrians were the first nation to accept Christianity, and the Assyrian Church was founded in 33 A.D. by Thomas, Bortholemew and Thaddeus.
Assyrian missionary enterprise, by the end of the twelfth century the Assyrian Church was larger than the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches combined, and it spanned the Asian continent, from Syria to Mongolia, Korea, China, Japan and the Philippines.
Assyrians have suffered massive genocide, have lost control of their ancestral lands, and are in a struggle for survival.
www.aina.org /aol/peter/brief.htm   (2747 words)

 Who are the Assyrians
Assyrians once again were not allowed to participate as Great Britian stood in their way, but again they were promised that their rights will be protected, worth mentioning that Agha Petros, General of the Assyrian Army, attended the opening ceremonies.
A letter on behalf of the Assyrians and their settlement was written under the direction of Sir Henry Conway Dobbs, the British High Commissioner in Iraq, under "Statement of Proposals for the Settlement of the Assyrian People in Iraq", in that regard.
The Assyrian national question was taken to Geneva by the Assyrian Patriarch, His Holiness Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII again when he addressed the Permanent Mandate Commission meeting and urged the Council to fulfill its obligations toward the Assyrian Nation.
www.nineveh.com /whoarewe.htm   (3241 words)

 The Chaldean Church - Christians in Iraq
The Church of the East eventually succumbed to this heresy in large part due to its aversion to the influence of the Church of Constantinople.
In rejecting the orthodox resolutions of the Council of Ephesus in 431, the Church of the East separated itself from the Universal Church and was thereafter known as the Nestorian Church.
In the 16th century portions of the Church of the East sought relief by establishing relations with the Church of Rome.
www.byzantines.net /epiphany/chaldean.htm   (1969 words)

 Assyrian Christians Missions in China
The emperor also ordered the building of an Assyrian church in the capital of the I-ning May; this church was to be governed by 21 priests.
During his time churches were being built in every province in China, he also appointed Olopun as the great conservator of doctrine for the preservation of the state.
Native-born Christians of the Assyrian Church in China, were integrated with the mass of the Chinese population and disolved.
www.edessa.com /history/monument.htm   (2062 words)

 Assyrian Church of the East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Since the 1960s the Church of the East has been split into two factions over questions regarding succession to the Patriarchate and whether to replace the Julian calendar with the Gregorian- the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East and the Ancient Church of the East.
Mary's Assyrian Church in Tarzania, California (US)- there is a photo gallery showing that the parish displays 3 flags in their church.
An Assyrian Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Teheran, Iran, displays the Christian Flag and the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran [at least I think that's what it is].
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/rel-acoe.html   (379 words)

 Links to Assyrian Topics
The Mysterious Island of the Assyrian Church of the East.
One of the oldest churches in the world after the Church of Jerusalem and the Church of Antioch.
Agbarus, the Assyrian king who had been wasted away with a disease, sent a suppliant message to the Lord Jesus Christ entreating a deliverance from his disease.
pw1.netcom.com /~aldawood/links.htm   (270 words)

 Dialogue with the Assyrian Church of the East and its effect on the Dialogue with the Roman Catholic
Dialogue with the Assyrian Church of the East and its effect on the Dialogue with the Roman Catholic
Afterwards the Coptic Orthodox Church was struck by the fact that the promises given to her in that meeting were inverted to the opposite during the second consultation of the Syriac Dialogue organized by Pro Oriente and held February 1996 in Vienna, where the Coptic Orthodox Church was attending as an observer.
In order to discover some of the difficulty facing the Coptic Orthodox Church one may refer to the paper presented by the theologians of the Assyrian Church of the East Mar Bawai Soro and M. Birnie in Vienna, June 1994 during the first consultation of the Syriac dialogue organised by Pro Oriente.
www.lacopts.org /index.php/site/print/87   (1426 words)

 Assyria, Assyrian, Bet-Nahrain, Inc.
Dinner reception for the Assyrian Church of the East Metropolitan of Iraq, His Beatitude Mar Gewargis Slewa, and the Assyrian Church of the East Bishop of Europe
The new interim Bishop of Assyrian Church of the East Mar Odisho Orahim arrives in San Jose replacing outgoing Mar Bawai Soro...
The decrees of 10th Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East...
www.betnahrain.org   (750 words)

 Assyrian Enterprise — OBITUARIES
He faithfully fulfilled his duties as adeacon while continuing to study the scritpures and was ordained to the rank of priesthood on July 11, 1999.
He heeded the call of the church and accepted the position of the spiritual leader of Mar Paulos Shleekha Parish Parish, Assyrian Church of the East in Anaheim, California.
Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Parish, Parish, Assyrian Church of the East in Los Angeles.
www.assyrianenterprise.com /OBITUARIES/AE.Obits.htm   (291 words)

 Chaldean Church
This East Syrian Church and its liturgy developed from Palestinian Christianity through Antioch and Edessa with minimal Greek influence.
The Chaldean/Assyrian Church continued its missionary activity in Persia, India and China, particularly from the 8th to eh 13th century, but began to decline in the 14th century following the conversion of the Mongolian invaders to Islam.
Communion with the Church of Rome began in the 16th century and has continued with more and more success.
www.faswebdesign.com /ECPA/Syria/Chaldean.html   (191 words)

 Assyrian Church of the East - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Assyrian Church was split from the Orthodox Church (including the West before the Great Schism) as a result of the Nestorian schism in 431, but the theology of the Assyrian church cannot be defined as Nestorianism.
In 2005, however, a dispute[1] arose within the Assyrian Church over whether one bishop [2] of the church was moving too close to the Vatican.
The holy and blessed Apostles, Thomas and Bartholomew of the Twelve, and Adai and Man of the Seventy, who discipled the East, committed to all the Churches in the East the Holy Leaven.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Assyrian_Church_of_the_East   (2488 words)

 Nestorian Church
The official name of the church is Assyrian Church of the East, and their members are called "Assyrians", even if many of Assyrian decent are not Nestorian Christians.
The opposing view, which came to be adopted by the Catholic Church, was that these 2 qualities were unified in the same character of Jesus.
The congregations not joining with the Catholic Church became known as Assyrian Christians or Nestorians.
lexicorient.com /e.o/nestorian.htm   (341 words)

 Paramus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Assyrian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary has the distinction of being the first Syrian Orthodox Church established in the United States.
The future of our church lies in our children, and to prepare them for their growing role in our church, as well as society, our Sunday school was established while still in West New York.
As it has been since its genesis, the Assyrian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary is a complex and diverse entity, serving the needs of many people, including those who remember the church in West New York as well as newcomers who may have joined our congregation recently.
www.syrianorthodoxchurch.org /east-usa/parishes/paramus.htm   (591 words)

His Holiness John Paul II, Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church, and His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, give thanks to God who has prompted them to this new brotherly meeting.
That is the reason why the Assyrian Church of the East is praying the Virgin Mary as "the Mother of Christ our God and Saviour".
This communion is restored for the sinful members of the Church when they are reconciled with God and with one another through the sacrament of Forgiveness.
www.ewtn.com /library/PAPALDOC/JP2ASXR.HTM   (987 words)

 Assyrian Church of the East News - Home
Welcome to Assyrianchurchnews.com, the official news service of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East managed and administered by the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand.
This news centre aims to provide up to date news, information, audio/video streaming, articles & documents to the sons & daughters of the Assyrian Church of the East, as well as outlining the specific events and decisions which took place at the 10th Holy Synod meeting.
You will be able to access news and information regarding every Assyrian Church of the East diocese from around the world.
www.assyrianchurchnews.com   (118 words)

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