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31st Annual Assyrian National Youth Conference – Scottsdale, Arizona

July 11, 2018 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 11/7/18 The 31st Annual National Youth Conference was held in the Diocese of the Western United States under the patronage of St. Peter’s Cathedral and Mar Yosip Parish from 4th-9th of July.  The conference agenda included prayer services, lectures, and fellowship for over 350 youth members ranging from 14-30 […]

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Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Gewargis III Sliwa arrives in Kerala

April 27, 2018 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 27/4/18 His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East has arrived in Kochi, Kerala on his first Apostolic Sojourn as Catholicos-Patriarch to the Archdiocese of Malabar and India. His Holiness and accompanying prelates, His Grace Mar Narsai Benjamin, Bishop of Iran and His Grace […]

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Attempted destruction of Syria’s Christian Assyrian community

April 24, 2018 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 24/4/18 The attempted destruction of Syria’s Christian Assyrian community is a great crime against humanity for which nobody has yet been held accountable. The atrocity crimes committed against the Assyrians with an intent to destroy them as a people and as a key component of Syria’s fabric must be recognized […]

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Third Anniversary of the Repose of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

March 29, 2018 Featured

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – 29/3/18 +Memory Eternal+ His Holiness the late Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East reposed and fell asleep in the Lord on 26 March 2015. As we commemorate the 3rd anniversary of this date, we give thanks for a lifetime of selfless […]

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Assyrian Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday Worldwide

March 29, 2018 Featured
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Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – 29/3/18 The Sunday of the Hosannas (Palm Sunday) has been celebrated by parishes and faithful of the Assyrian Church of the East around the world. Here we publish a selection of photographs from the processions and services held from as far afield as Baghdad to Bangalore […]

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Mar Odisho Oraham Speaks on the Martyrdom of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Benyamin XXI

March 5, 2018 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 5/3/18 His Grace Mar Odisho Oraham, Bishop of Europe, speaks with Assyria TV on the centennial of the martyrdom of His Holiness Mar Benyamin Shimun, Martyr of the Assyrian Church of the East and the Assyrian Nation. Source:  

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New Memorial Erected for Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Benyamin XXI

March 5, 2018 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 5/3/18 New memorial is erected at Montrose Cemetery, Chicago in memory of 100 years of the martyrdom of His Holiness Mar Benyamin XXI, Martyr of the Assyrian Church of the East and of the Assyrian Nation, his companions and all Assyrian Christians killed during WWI. Source:  

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Ceremony Held for New Assyrian Church in Arizona

March 5, 2018 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 5/3/18 On Sunday 18 February 2018, His Grace Mar Aprim Khamis, Bishop of Western USA of the Assyrian Church of the East laid the foundation stone for the future St Mar Yosip Khnanisho Church in Gilbert, Arizona. The ceremony was attended by a large congregation of priests, deacons and […]

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Australia’s Assyrian community marks historic opening of St Narsai Assyrian Christian College – Sydney

January 26, 2018 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 26/1/18 On Sunday 21 January, the new campus of St Narsai Assyrian Christian College, a year 7-12 co-educational Christian independent college of the Assyrian Church of the East was officially opened in a historic ceremony at Horsley Park, New South Wales, Australia. The ceremony was led by His Beatitude […]

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Voice of the East – Vol. 64 – September & October 2017

November 20, 2017 News
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Assyrian Church of the East – 20/11/17 Download (PDF, 3.15MB) Voice of the East – Vol. 64 – September & October 2017 – No’s 09 & 10. Source:  

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2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place

November 4, 2017 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 4/11/17 On October 23-26, 2017, 2nd session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in the city of Modesto, USA. The delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate consisted of Bishop Kliment of Krasnoslobodsk and Temnikov, co-chair, and hieromonk […]

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Assyrian Presbyteral Ordination in the Diocese of California

November 4, 2017 News
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Assyrian Church of the East  – 4/11/17 On September 13, 2017, The Feast of the Holy Cross, His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California elevated Rev. Deacon John Piro to the ecclesiastical rank of presbyter at Mar Zaia Cathedral in Modesto, California. Rev. Fr. John will serve as an assistant priest at Mar Addai […]

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Socotra: The Mysterious Island of the Assyrian Church of the East

March 4, 2017 Featured

Bethkokheh.assyrianchurch.org – March 2017 The Nestorian Christians of Socotra Socotra is an island off of the coast of east Africa that is governed by Yemen. For centuries all the inhabitants of the islands of Socotra belonged the Ancient Assyrian Church of the East, which was known as the Nestorian Church. The Ancient Catholic and Apostolic Church […]

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HISTORIC BLESSING OF THE NEW ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST CONVENT IN INDIA

March 4, 2017 News
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Assyrian Church of the East – March 2017 On Sunday 19th February 2017, the Indian Archdiocese of the Assyrian Church of the East celebrated a momentous milestone in its history with the opening and blessing of the “H.H. Mar Dinkha IV Assyrian Convent” in Kalathode, Thrissur, Kerala. The blessing was conducted by His Beatitude Dr […]

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Iraqi Christian Leader Visiting Mosul Sees Little Future for Assyrians

February 1, 2017 News
Father Emanuel Youkhana, an archimandrite of the Assyrian Church of the East, walks through the rubble of a demolished church in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 27. ( CNS/Paul Jeffrey)

By Paul Jeffrey Catholic News Service – 1/2/17 MOSUL, Iraq — As some residents of the city of Mosul celebrate their new freedom from the Islamic State group, an Iraqi Christian leader who visited the war-torn city said Christian residents are unlikely to return. “I don’t see a future for Christians in Mosul,” said Father Emanuel […]

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Assyrian Patriarchal Christmas Epistle 2016

December 20, 2016 News

Assyrian Church of the East – 2-/12/16 Christmas-Nativity Epistle 2016 from His Holiness Mar Gewargis III – Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. Source:

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FINAL COMMUNIQUE OF THE SECOND HOLY SYNOD DURING THE PATRIARCHATE OF HIS HOLINESS MAR GEWARGIS III SLIWA

December 18, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Church of the East – 18/12/16 Download PDF – Assriyan-Synod-Decisions.pdf FINAL COMMUNIQUE OF THE SECOND HOLY SYNOD DURING THE PATRIARCHATE OF HIS HOLINESS MAR GEWARGIS III SLIWA. Download PDF – Assriyan-Synod-Decisions.pdf Source:

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“Christians in Iraq needs International Support & Protection for Survival” – Bishop Mar Paulus Benjamin

December 1, 2016 Featured News

AllpointsTV – November – December 2016 – Assyrian Church of the East Global: Mar Paulus Benjamin , Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of America for the Assyrian Church of the East has just recently returned from Iraq and tells of what he saw and discusses what he hopes to see develop to […]

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Catholicos-Patriarch Gewargis Sliws III Meets Pope in the Vatican

November 18, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Church of the East – 18/11/16 His Holiness Pope Francis warmly welcomed the Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Gewargis Sliws III on the monrning of Thursday 17th November along with select few prelates in the Vatican City’s Redemptoris Mater Chapel. The Pope pressed great emphasis on the zeal and faith of the Christians in the Middle East […]

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Assyrian Metropolitan Mar Meelis Zaia Meets President of Lebanon General Michel Aoun

November 18, 2016 News

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – November 2016 His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon was recently received by His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic at the Baabda Palace. The Metropolitan offered the cordial best wishes and felicitations of the Holy Synod […]

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Assyrian Delegation Attends Conference on Religious Freedom in Washington – D.C.

August 22, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Church News – August 2016 At the invitation of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and with the express blessing of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, a delegation of the Assyrian Church attended the Conference: “Threats to Religious and Ethnic Minorities under the Islamic […]

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