Islamic State Bombs Christian Convent in Iraq

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  Raymond Ibrahim - Coptic Solidarity -12/11/15 The Islamic State reportedly detonated the convent belonging to the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena on the morning of November 5. The explosion of the convent caused considerable damage to adjacent buildings. The Islamic State reportedly detonated the convent belonging to the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena on the morning of ...

St George Assyrian Church Reopened in the Baghdad Suburb of Dora

November- Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East Iraq: After being bombed and destroyed by terrorists following the commencement of the 2003 war in Iraq, St George's Church of the Assyrian Church of the East in the Baghdad suburb of Dora has risen once more. The beautifully re-built church was opened and consecrated this week by ...

Islamic State Demolishes Christian Church in Syria

Raymond Ibrahim - 26/5/15 The Assyrian Network for Human Rights recently published the following photograph saying they are the demolished remains of the Church of Saint Mar Beesho‘a in Tel Shamiran, an Assyrian Christian village located in the countryside of the northern city of Hasakah—which was earlier occupied and ransacked by the Islamic State. Read more here- Islamic State ...

Assyrians, Isis, and Kelecha — Celebrating Easter in Iraq

Assyrian women preparing Keleche, a traditional Assyrian pastry.

By Erin Wilson http://www.preemptivelove.org - April 2015 Floury hands move quickly, mixing ingredients, kneading rough pastry into smooth balls, then rolling out large, flat rounds ready to be cut with an upside-down drinking glass. The air smells faintly of walnuts and sugar. There is plenty of space, but the women sit close--shoulder to shoulder--working over a white sheet ...

Assyrian Christian Couple Who Fled From Syria to Lebanon Tell Their Story

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By Doreen Abi Raad http://www.catholicherald.co.uk Assyrian Christians from Syria's besieged Khabur region who fled their homes when the Islamic State seized their villages in February are increasingly seeking refuge in neighbouring Lebanon. Since March 17, the Assyrian Church of the East in Lebanon had registered 50 families from the region, and more are coming into neighboring Lebanon each ...

Assyrians: Remembering ‘The Year of the Sword’

By Lela Gilbert http://philosproject.org - 4/3/15 I recently spent some time in New York City with Juliana Taimoorazy, a courageous and outspoken champion of the world's Assyrian Christian community. Juliana's lovely face frequently graces the TV for news interviews in which she usually finds herself describing yet another attack on her people. Also known as Chaldean Christians, Juliana's fellow ...

Assyrian Christian Influences on Early Japanese Buddhism

A restoration of the original silk painting of a missionary bishop of the Church of the East, now in the British Museum, London, discovered by Sir Aurel Stein at Tun-huang, western China, in 1908. It had been found, along with many manuscripts including some Christian ones, in a cave sealed in 1036. This restoration was painted by Robert MacGregor.

By James Ford http://www.patheos.com - 11/1/5 I stumbled on this while researching for this coming Sunday's sermon on the so-called Jesus Sutras, early Chinese Nestorian Christian texts. Turns out that in 782 an Indian Buddhist monk named Prajna came to the Chinese imperial capital Chang'an. He carried with him a collection of Sanskrit Buddhist texts. He found an unlikely ...