Assyrian Church Prelates Visit the Historic Village of Sarsing in Northern Iraq

6/6/15

Iraq: Prelates of the Assyrian Church of the East paid a pastoral visit today to the historic Assyrian village of Sarsing in the Dohuk Province of Northern Iraq. The prelates offered prayers in St Matthew’s Church of the Assyrian Church of the East. The prelates met with and blessed the many internally displaced families, most of whom are from the Nineveh Plains, who have taken refuge in Sarsing.

It is noteworthy that the village church was built in 1922 and the Rev’d Priest Nathneil, grandfather of His Grace Mar Afram Athneil, the current Bishop of Syria, served the church and community from 1925 – 1928.

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