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  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   (2282 words)

  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Chaldean Christians
Kerkuk, Arbil, and Mosul, in the heart of the Tigris valley, in the valley of the Zab, in the mountains of Kurdistan.
The united Chaldeans soon chose as his successor Abdisho', the Metropolitan of Djeziret ibn-Omar (Beit-Zabdai'), who went to Rome (1562) during the pontificate of Pius IV, received there the pallium, and was invited to assist at the Council of Trent.
Church, corrected in the sense of Catholic orthodoxy.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03559a.htm   (2649 words)

  Melkite Greek Catholic Church - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Catholic element is generally used to signify the church's acknowledgement of the authority of the Pope.
The church's leadership was vested in three of the ancient patriarchates: Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem.
Churches : Antiochian Orthodox Church · Assyrian Church of the East · Chaldean Catholic Church · Maronite Catholic Church ·
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Melkite_Greek_Catholic_Church   (1235 words)

 The Other Catholics: A Short Guide to the Eastern Catholic Churches
According to the Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, the Catholic Church is understood to be "a corporate body of Churches," united with the bishop of Rome, who serves as the guardian of unity.
In 1895, Pope Leo XIII of Rome reestablished the patriarchate of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church.
In response, Constantinople excommunicated the Catholic patriarch and appointed a Greek as the Orthodox patriarch of Antioch.
www.catholiceducation.org /links/jump.cgi?ID=4521   (5175 words)

 Chaldean Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chaldean Catholic Church aka the Chaldean Church of Babylon (Arabic: الكنيسة الكلدانية‎, al-kanīsä 'l-kaldāniyyä) is an Eastern Rite sui juris (autonomous) particular church of the Catholic Church, maintaining full communion with the Pope of Rome.
It descends from the Church of the East.
This jurisdiction includes the Chaldean Catholic communities of Australia and New Zealand, and the first Bishop, named by Pope Benedict XVI on 21st October 2006, is Archbishop Djibrail Kassab,until this date, Archbishop of Bassorah in Iraq.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chaldean_Catholic_Church   (400 words)

The Chaldeans reunited with Rome in the 5th century and Pope Eugene IV issued a declaration that said all converted Nestorians would henceforth be known as Chaldeans.
The new metropolitan archbishop was born in Ullannor, India, in 1935, and ordained a priest in 1960.
The Syrian Catholic church belongs to the Eastern rite of Catholicism.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /chaldeans.htm   (1897 words)

 Assyrian people
"Chaldeans" has been used for the Catholic Iraqis, and a fourth term, "Arameans", is sometimes used for peoples further west, in Lebanon, Syria or Turkey.
The two main churches of the Assyrians are the Nestorian and the Chaldean, both belonging to the same community until the middle of the 16th century; the Nestorian.
In the 16th century some Nestorian groups joined the Roman Catholic Church through the Eastern Rite, and formed the Chaldean Catholic Church.
i-cias.com /e.o/assyrian_p.htm   (412 words)

 History of the Chaldean church
Chaldean Church rejection of its Assyrian heritage and its leaders' insistence that they are ethnically Chaldeans is contrary to all historical facts, reason and logic.
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.
Chaldean church must be the only religious denomination which requires its members to abdicate their ancestry after they joined it.
www.nineveh.com /chalchurch.htm   (681 words)

In Munich in 1982, the text "The Mystery of the Church and of the Eucharist in the Light of the Mystery of the Holy Trinity" was adopted.
It is clear that the suppression of the Greek Catholics by the communists for their own nefarious ends converged with long-held Orthodox aspirations to undo what they considered to be an injustice suffered long ago at the hands of the Catholic Church.
It says that while both churches wanted to preserve the Aramaic language and culture, the Assyrians were intent on preserving their freedom and self-governance, while the Chaldeans affirmed that the preservation of full communion with Rome was among its basic principles.
www.rcab.org /EandI/catholic-orthodoxnews.html   (4358 words)

  The Roman Catholic Church Role in Promoting the Chaldean identity for the Catholic Assyrians
The Roman Catholic Church by imposing the name Chaldean on the Catholic Assyrians and its policy of defining the Assyrians of the Church of the East as "Nestorian Heretics, cursed and schismatic." succeeded in undermining and obscuring the Assyrian heritage of both churches and their members in northern Mesopotamia and Urmia.
The assumption that members of the Chaldean church are descendants of the ancient Chaldeans has no basis in reality it is done primarily by that Church clergies to distinguish, separate and segregate their followers from the members of the Church of the East for religious and political reasons.
The last patriarch of the Church of the East in the plain of Nineveh Yohannan Hormuzd was declared the patriarch of the Chaldeans in 1830.
christiansofiraq.com /nationchurchFeb186.html   (4048 words)

 Chaldean Catholic Church Information
The Chaldean Catholic Church aka the Chaldean Church of Babylon is an Eastern Rite sui juris (autonomous) particular church of the Roman Catholic Church, maintaining full communion with the Pope in Rome.
It descends from the Church of the East.
A meeting in 1996 between H.H Mar Dinkha IV of the Assyrian Church and Mar Raphael I Bidawad of the Chaldean Catholic Church began an effort to bring the two churches into eventual communion.
www.bookrags.com /Chaldean_Catholic_Church   (451 words)

 Chaldean Catholic Church - Definition, explanation
The Chaldean Catholic Church is an Eastern Rite church, retaining autonomy and distinct identity within the Catholic Communion while remaining in full communion with the Pope in Rome.
It descends from the Nestorian Assyrian Church of the East.
A meeting in 1996 between Mar Dinkha IV of the Assyrian Church and Mar Raphael I Bidawad of the Chaldean Catholic Church began an effort to bring the two churches into eventual communion.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/ch/chaldean_catholic_church.php   (567 words)

 Catholic Community Forum Discussion Groups - "one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The distinctions of Rites in the Church are unnecessary.
The Catholic Church is a communion of 24 Churches.
The Catholic church is composed of many flavors, but all have unity in faith (if they didn't they would be heretics) and unity in communion (schismatics).
www.catholic-forum.com /forums/showthread.php?p=29710   (1055 words)

 Church Building in Baghdad Suffers Damage from Bombing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) representative in Baghdad, Edward Esho, earlier reported that the Chaldean Catholic church building in the city has suffered some damage as a result of the bombardment of Baghdad on Friday evening.
MECC is the local member of the global alliance Action by Churches Together (ACT) International - one of several ACT members responding to the crisis in the region brought on by military action against Iraq.
The Chaldean Catholic Church has a long-standing partnership and ecumenical relationship with the other churches and MECC in Iraq.
gbgm-umc.org /umcor/emergency/iraq/churchdamaged.stm   (479 words)

 Chaldean leader blesses new church
He dedicated and blessed the new Chaldean Church of St Thomas the Apostle at Bossley Park, on Sydney’s southwest outskirts, on the feast day of St Thomas, the patron of the Chaldean Church.
Mons Zouhair Toma, the patriarchal vicar of the Chaldean Church in Australia and New Zealand, who resides in the Bossley Park parish, said it was a “privilege and honour” to be hosting the leader.
The Chaldean Catholic Church is the largest Christian Church in Iraq and has close to 1.5 million members worldwide.
www.catholicweekly.com.au /02/jul/21/20.html   (672 words)

 Independent Catholic News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Patriarch Raphael Bidawid, spiritual leader of Iraq's Chaldean Catholics, has died in Beirut, at the age of 81.
Chaldean Catholics are the largest Christian community in Iraq, numbering between 500,000 and 700,000.
A synod of the Chaldean Church elected him patriarch in 1989, after the death of Mar Pulus II Chekho.
www.indcatholicnews.com /chald.html   (226 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He entered the Chaldean Seminary in September 1959 and was ordained a priest on June 2, 1968.
Kejbo taught the history of philosophy at the Chaldean Seminary, Baghdad from 1981 to 1991.
He was one of the church tribunal members in Baghdad from 1989 to 1996.
www.kaldu.org /2_st_peter_diocese/churches/st_michael.htm   (206 words)

 Chaldean Catholic Church
Semi-autonomous Christian church, which is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Eastern Rite.
The head of the church is based in Baghdad, Iraq, and his title is Katholicos Patriarch.
The Chaldeans still embrace their East Syrian liturgy of Addai and Mari, performing it in Syriac (a language close to Aramaic, the language of Jesus).
i-cias.com /e.o/chaldean.htm   (311 words)

 Chaldean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chaldean script is sometimes used to refer to the Eastern Syriac alphabet.
The 11th dynasty of the Kings of Babylon (6th century BC) is conventionally known to historians as the Chaldean Dynasty.
Chaldean mythology is a generalized term used to refer to all the mythologies of ancient Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chaldean   (233 words)

 Bishop Ashur B. Soro & Full Communion With Roman Catholic Church | AssyriaTimes.com
We, the undersigned clergy of the Assyrian Church of the East, do declare under oath that the annexed document entitled Towards Full-Communion, and dated November 9, 2003 was given and sent to us via e-mail by Ashur Bawai Soro, formerly bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East, Diocese of Western California.
Also as part of Phase A, G shall establish new guidelines as standards for priestly teaching, church administration, liturgical practice and moral conduct to be adopted by bishops and priests members in G and ultimately by all the Church of the East.
The method through which the decision of achieving full ecclesial union with the Chaldean Church and entering into full-communion with the Catholic Church shall be taken is by the consent of the majority of the Bishops and Priests of G. In either case, the minority members must adhere to the decision of the majority.
assyriatimes.com /engine/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3167   (1036 words)

 The Catholic Voice - an online publication of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland
Chinese volunteers traveled to quake-hit areas in an outpouring of generosity toward those left homeless and grieving by the earthquake.
Catholic Relief Services is collecting funds to help Caritas Internationalis’ efforts to aid victims of the May 3 cyclone in Myanmar and the May 12 earthquake in China.
Donations can be sent to: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.
www.catholicvoiceoakland.org   (194 words)

 CNS STORY: Chaldean Catholic priest kidnapped in Baghdad
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A Chaldean Catholic priest was kidnapped in Baghdad, Iraq, just after celebrating Mass Aug. 15 for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, church leaders said.
Father Philip Najim, the Rome-based representative of the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate of Baghdad, confirmed the report.
The priest said Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Emmanuel-Karim Delly of Baghdad met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the kidnapping and was assured that "everyone is trying to resolve this situation as soon as possible and to secure the release of our priest."
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0604711.htm   (334 words)

 In Iraq, militants coordinate bombings near Christian churches | The-Tidings.com
A bomb planted close to the Chaldean church, St. Mari, in Kirkuk caused the most damage with three people dead and one injured, according to news reports.
But a bomb exploded near another Chaldean church in Baghdad and a different explosion hit a Seventh-day Adventist church in the center of the capital, the archbishop said.
Archbishop Sleiman said the problem with the Jan. 29 attacks was not the number of churches that were hit, but that the terrorist groups waging the campaign remain unknown.
www.the-tidings.com /2006/0203/iraq.htm   (770 words)

 American Aid for Children of Nineveh Iraq, Education is Liberation, Donate to help kids   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Additionaly, Armenians in Iraq worship in churches of the Dioces of the Armenian church of Iraq.
The territory of the Church of the East was separated between the Roman Empire (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan) and the Persian Empire in Mesopotamia.
This controversy caused a split in the Church of the East and led to the formation of the Chaldean Catholic Church.
www.iraqkids.org /christian.html   (1204 words)

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The development of a wide range of other activities and programs through which the faithful of both the Assyrian and the Chaldean Churches will become prepared to accept, as a common enrichment of their "Church of the East", the variety of particular practices that have been developed in both Churches during the period of separation.
The characteristics of the authentic heritage of the ancient "Church of the East" shall be a basis for evaluation and a point of reference in such endeavor.
Chaldean Catholic Church Assyrian Church of the East
www.al-bushra.org /ecu-inter/assychal.htm   (1154 words)

The Chaldean Catholic Church was affiliated to the Roman Catholic Church through the Eastern Rite.
The greatest concentration is in Mesopotamia – Iraq (650000), U.S.A. The head of the church is based in Baghdad, Iraq, and his title is Catholics Patriarch (Mar Emmanuel III Delli).
The Catholic branch came to be called Chaldean, or Chaldean Catholic.
www.chaldean.org.uk /history.htm   (521 words)

 Untitled Document
He also was assigned advisor to the diocese, judge in the church tribunal, and secretary of a special convention called by the patriarch.
In 1993 he was transferred to the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the United States, and on September 17, 1994 Fr.
Bidawid was appointed as pastor of St. Thomas Assyrian Chaldean Church in Turlock, California.
www.kaldu.org /2_st_peter_diocese/churches/st_thomas.htm   (176 words)

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