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  Religious - Christian - Middle East Areas Adjacent to the Balkan Peninsula and the Caucasus Region
The Armenian Catholic Church in Palestine and Jerusalem
The Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church - Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
The Chaldean Church (Kaldaya in Malayalam) of The Assyrian Church of the East (Formerly Nestorian).
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 Syrian Catholic Church: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Syrian Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Syrian Catholic Church is a Christian church in the Levant in communion with the pope having practices and rite in common with the Jacobites.
These 'Syrian Catholics' number about as many as the Jacobites; their head, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch[?] of Antioch, lives at Beirut.
They have a separate church organization from the Melkites[?], Maronites, and Chaldaean Catholics[?], which are other communities of the Levant in communion with Rome.
www.encyclopedian.com /sy/Syrian-Catholic.html   (111 words)

 Syriac Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Syriac Catholic Church or Syrian Catholic Church is a Christian church in the Levant in full communion with the pope having practices and rites in common with the Syriac Orthodox Church.
They are one of the Eastern-Rite sui juris Catholic Churches following the Antiochene liturgical tradition or rite, the Syriac tradition of Antioch, along with the Maronites and Syro-Malankara Christians.
This is opposed to the Greek Byzantine rite of Antioch of the Melkites, both Orthodox and Catholic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Syrian_Catholic   (178 words)

 Syrian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Syrian Orthodox Church uses the Antiochene liturgy, and performs it in Syriac, which is a language close to Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.
According to their own traditions, their church was established by the Apostle Peter already in 37 CE (this is recorded in the Acts 11:26).
The Antiochene church was central in formulating early Christian doctrines, through its active role in the first 3 synods (between 325 and 431).
lexicorient.com /e.o/syr_orth.htm   (434 words)

 Encyclopedia: Syrian Catholic Church
The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church.
The term Eastern Rites may refer to the liturgical rites used by many ancient Christian Churches of Eastern Europe and the Middle East that, while being part of the Roman Catholic Church, are distinct from the Latin Rite or Western Church.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Syrian-Catholic-Church   (485 words)

 Catholic World News : New inquiry: Vatican probes Syrian patriarchate
Informed sources at the Vatican said that the apostolic visitation of the Syrian Catholic Church was prompted by severe tensions within the Syrian synod of bishops.
The Syrian Catholic Church-- which counts at most 100,000 faithful, living almost exclusively in the Middle East-- is one of the Eastern churches which, in the course of recent centuries, has broken from the Orthodox world to petition for a restoration of full communion with the Holy See.
The previous Syrian Catholic leader, Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, resigned from the Patriarchate of Antioch when he was named by Pope John Paul to his current post, as prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=30986   (494 words)

 Syrian Catholic Church asks followers to stay away from Pentecosts and their activities!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Church authorities explain that there are several reasons for such a harsh stand, the most recent being the change by a well know catholic layman, Mr.
Most of these Churches are funded from abroad and lures a lot of followers with financial help to converts and with Kerala in the grip of a financial crisis and a collapsed agricultural sector, there is hardly anyone who doesn't want financial help.
The Syrian Catholic Church is particularly worried about the interpretation of the Bible by these groups, which is contrary to what the Church preaches.
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 Jihad Watch: Catholic Archbishop Abducted in Iraq
The Syrian Catholic Church is the segment of the Church of Antioch that left the communion of the Church universal after the Council of Chalcedon in 451 and reconciled with the Catholic Church later.
This Church is a remnant of yet another schism, the Monothelite split of the 7th century, reconciled with the Catholic Church later.
In Iraq, the largest Church is the Assyrian Church of the East, which is the remnant of the once-great Nestorian Church, born in the schism after the Council of Ephesus in 431.
www.jihadwatch.org /archives/004687.php   (16577 words)

 Australian Christian Channel - Catholic Archbishop abducted in Iraq
Archbishop Casmoussa, who was appointed leader of the city's Syrian Catholic community six years ago, was seized by gunmen at about 1700 local time (1400 GMT) as he was about to enter his car, a local priest told the AFP (Agence-France Presse) news agency.
The Syrian Catholic church belongs to the Eastern rite of Catholicism.
It is one of a number of semi-autonomous Catholic churches in the Middle East, which pledge allegiance to the Pope in Rome but enjoy a degree of independence in their religious rites.
www.acctv.com.au /articledetail.asp?id=3346   (561 words)

 De orientalske Kirker
The Coptic Church in Egypt and the Syrian Orthodox Church (the West Syrian or the Jacobite Church) were seperated from the so-called "Undivided" church of the Empire.
We saw in the joint declaration between the Catholic Church and the Church of the East from 1995 the recognition, that the divisions of old "were due in large part to misunderstanding".
Not because the Indish church is a "missionary" church in the sense that it is founded by missionaries from the West.
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 Syro-Malankara Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is a Major Archiepiscopal sui iuris Church with historical links to the Eastern Rite Syrian Catholic Church in communion with the Holy See, which on February 10, 2005 erected its primatial see of Trivandrum into a Major Archeparchy, elevating the Archbishop to Major Archbishop (called Catholicos by Syro-Malankara Catholics).
Those Syro-Malankara churches which did not come into full communion with Rome on September 20, 1930 remain as the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church or the autocephalous Indian Orthodox Church.
His Beatitude, Catholicos Cyril Mar Baselious is the head of this Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Syro-Malankara_Catholic_Church   (172 words)

 Eastern Catholic
Some of these churches are self-governing, some of these churches are members of larger bodies, some consider themselves to be a part of the Catholic Church and others consider themselves to be of the Orthodox faith.
Eastern Catholic Churches are groups of Christians whose traditions are based on the style of Constantinople but are in union with the church of Rome.
Secondary, the Syrian liturgy or rite of the Apostle St. James of Jerusalem in the Syrian language is observed by about 800,000 Schismatics in Syria, Palestine and Egypt.
www.melkite.org /eastern.htm   (947 words)

 KOMO : Catholic Archbishop Kidnapped In Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It identified the kidnapped man as Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, 66, of the Syrian Catholic Church, one of the branches of the Roman Catholic Church.
A priest in Iraq said on condition of anonymity that the archbishop was walking in front of the Al-Bishara church in Mosul's eastern neighborhood of Muhandeseen when gunmen forced him into a car and drove away.
Officials estimate that as many as 15,000 Iraqi Christians have left the country since August, when four churches in Baghdad and one in Mosul were attacked in a coordinated series of car bombings.
www.komotv.com /news/printstory.asp?id=34841   (215 words)

 Syrian Church
Under the efforts of Jacob Baradai, the non-Chalcedean movement gained strength and hence this Church was referred to as Jacobite (a term rejected by the Syrian Church).
The Syrian Church suffered terribly during the chaos of World War I under the Turks.
In 1999 there were over 109,547 Syrian Catholics mostly found in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, but also in the Americas and Australia.
www.faswebdesign.com /ECPA/Syria/Syria.html   (150 words)

 Catholic World News : Pope Recognizes New Leader for Syrian Catholic Church
Patriarch Ignace Pierre VIII was elected by the Syrian Catholic synod of bishops on February 16, to fill the post that was vacated when Patriarch Ignace Moussa I Daoud resigned to take up his new duties as prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.
The Syrian Church broke with Rome early in the 5th century, after a series of Christological disputes.
In 1782, the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Aleppo declared himself to be a Catholic, and successfully sought for a restoration of full communion with the Holy See.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=14938   (310 words)

 Old Churches and Monasteries, Baghdad
In the courtyard of this church lies the Iraqi scholar and linguist, father Ansatas Mary the Carmelite who was born in 1866 and died in 1947.
The first church to be built by the Syrian Catholics in 1841, located in Ras Al-Grayyeh opposite of Shorjah market place between the Latin and the Chaldean Churches.
This church was partly reconstructed in 1883 and had its altar and doors renovated.
www.atlastours.net /iraq/baghdad_churches.html   (510 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Syriac Language and Literature
A little later under the influence of Christianity it developed considerably, and eventually became the liturgical and literary language of all the Churches from the shores of the Mediterranean to the centre of Persia.
The Syrians have attached his name to a considerable collection of metrical homilies, but it is certain that the works of several authors of the same name have been attributed to him.
Timotheus I, a native of Hazza (near Arbelles), a disciple of Abraham bar Daschandad, became Bishop of Beit Bagash; at the death of Henanisho he was elected patriarch by intrigue and the favour of the Governor of Mosul; he quieted the rivalry and was installed in 780, dying in 823.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14408a.htm   (5730 words)

 Catholic Church and the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church
Catholic Church and the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church
Syrian Orthodox Church on Interchurch Marriages"; this dialogue was undertaken "because of the urgency of problems of
On the occasion of these celebrations, the couple as well as their family members belonging to these two churches are allowed to participate in the Holy Eucharist in the church where the sacrament of matrimony is celebrated.
www.suryoyo.uni-goettingen.de /news/marriages.html   (1278 words)

 Independent Catholic News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Police say there were explosions by two churches in the Karada area of Baghdad, which is a busy shopping area.
A short time later a car bomb was detonated outside a church in the northern city of Mosul.
The main communities are Chaldean Catholics, Assyrian, Armenian, Syrian Orthodox and Syrian Catholic.
www.indcatholicnews.com /iqbm.html   (246 words)

 Syrian Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Semi-autonomous Christian church, which is affiliated to the Roman Catholic Church through the Eastern Rite.
By this, the Syrian branch is allowed to retain its customs and rites, even when these differ from the traditions of the Roman church.
The official centre of their church is Antakya, Turkey, but the Patriarch has not been there for centuries, when he moved between several cities in Syria and Lebanon.
www.i-cias.com /e.o/syr_cath.htm   (356 words)

 The Joint Communique between the Syrian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church
The confusions and schisms that occurred between their Churches in the later centuries, they realize today, in no way affect or touch the substance of their faith, since these arose only because of differences in terminology and culture and in the various formulae adopted by different theological schools, to express the same matter.
The other Sacraments, which the Catholic Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch hold together in one and the same succession of Apostolic ministry, i.e.
Our identity in faith, though not yet complete, entitles us to envisage collaboration between our Churches in pastoral care, in situations which nowadays are frequent both because of the dispersion of our faithful throughout the world and because of the precarious conditions of these difficult times.
www.gwdg.de /~grabo/library/kommunique_eng.htm   (945 words)

 Catholic archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq is freed, says abductors did not intend to target the church
Catholic archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq is freed, says abductors did not intend to target the church
A Catholic archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq was freed Tuesday after one day in captivity and said his abductors did not intend to target the church.
No ransom was paid to win the release of Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, 66, of the Syrian Catholic Church, a branch of the Roman Catholic Church, the church said.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2005/01/18/international0944EST0520.DTL   (444 words)

 Catholic archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa set free
He was near Syrian Catholic church when masked gunmen pushed him on gunpoint in a car.
Archbishop Matti Shaba heading the church's Baghdad diocese said that church officials in Mosul had seen two carloads of attackers pulling Casmoussa from his car and then forcing him in the boot of one of their vehicles before getting away.
There have been numerous incidents where churches were bombed in the past and they still continue being target of terrorist attacks.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/1269.html   (460 words)

 Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
The different liturgies of the Church are the manifold expressions of the diversity in unity of the early Church, handed down to posterity through tradition.
Decree on the Catholic Eastern Churches affirms that the Eastern Churches, which are distinguished by their venerable antiquity, have preserved their liturgical rites remaining faithful to the tradition that has been handed down to them from the Apostles through the Fathers.
The architectural structure and arrangement of the West Syrian church edifices are flooded with symbolism that splendours of the heavenly realm.
www.malankara.net /articles/liturgical_theology.asp   (2965 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Leaders condemn Iraq church bombs
Three other churches in the city were hit within minutes, including a Syrian Catholic church.
A fifth church was attacked in the northern city of Mosul, 350km (220 miles) north of Baghdad.
The Russian Orthodox Church said the attacks were an attempt to spark a religious conflict.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3527032.stm   (599 words)

 deseretnews.com | Iraqi Christians targeted
At least one church, in a lively Christian enclave in the Karrada neighborhood of downtown Baghdad, was struck as the priest was giving Communion.
Next door, a Muslim family of five was killed by the blast, which was powerful enough to rip a row of bricks from the building's top floor and shatter the windows inside a courtyard well down the block.
A few minutes before the Syrian Catholic church was struck, another car bomb exploded in front of the nearby Armenian church as Mass was under way.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595081374,00.html   (579 words)

 USATODAY.com - Christians shaken by new attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Still, it was a moment of rebirth Sunday for the Roman Catholic church that was attacked with explosives on Saturday.
Before Communion — the chalice and bowl were blessed on a flened altar — the Rev. Mansur al-Mokalisy told 40 or so faithful, some in tears, not to be shaken by the latest violence aimed at Iraq's tiny and shrinking Christian minority.
At the Roman Catholic church, caretaker Jamil had received warning of a threat from U.S. troops less than 12 hours before the blast.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-10-17-christian-csm_x.htm   (924 words)

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