from ONE

Assyrians in Russia
text by Sergei Mikhailov
translated by Felix Corley
photographs by Elena Bit-Sargis
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1998)
The remnant of a once mighty people struggles to find a place in 20th-century Russia.

Against All Odds: The Assyrian Church
by Brother David Carroll, F.S.C., Ph.D.
photos: courtesy, Assyrian Church of the East
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
After centuries of persecution, the Assyrian Church of the East is putting down new roots in exile.

A New Genesis in Nineveh
by Namo Abdulla
(From ONE magazine November 2011)
Iraqi Christians find safety in the Kurdish-controlled north

An Iraqi “Catch 22”
by Michael J.L. La Civita
photos by Dwight Cendrowski
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Christian Iraqis in America strive to maintain their Chaldean roots while embracing a new American culture.

Assyrian Assimilation
by Matthew Matuszak
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
How does a Middle Eastern church end up in Illinois?

from News

California’s New Chaldean and Assyrian Parish
Catholic News Service (13 September 2011)
ORANGEVALE, Calif. (CNS) — Tom Simon genuflects and kneels in prayer before the tabernacle. “It takes love, faith and sacrifice to build a house of the Lord,” he says.

Up to 100 Christians Abducted in Syria
Catholic News Service (24 February 2015)
DOHUK, Iraq (CNS) — Dozens of Assyrian Christians were abducted by Islamic State forces during a new offensive against a string of villages in northeastern Syria, aid and civil rights organizations reported.

Assyrian Christians Released; Many Concerned for Those Still Held
Catholic News Service (2 March 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained in captivity.

After Escape, Assyrian Christians Seek Refuge in Lebanon
Catholic News Service (19 March 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — 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 neighboring Lebanon.

Assyrian Patriarch, Promoter of Unity for 39 Years, Dies
Catholic News Service (30 March 2015)
CHICAGO (CNS) — Mar Dinkha IV, patriarch of the Church of the East, died on 26 March at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. A virus infection and pneumonia were cited as the cause of death. He was 79.

Pope Sends Greetings, Prayers to Newly Elected Assyrian Patriarch
Catholic News Service (21 September 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his joy and ”prayerful solidarity” to the new head of the Church of the East, 73-year-old Catholicos Gewargis III.

from Blog Content

Pope Expresses Solidarity with Christians in Iraq
Pope Benedict XVI has sent an ecumenical message of solidarity to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

Picture of the Day: Remembrance
In this image from 2005, an Assyrian Christian man kisses a cross before the liturgy begins at St. George Cathedral in Chicago. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

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Breaking in Syria
ISIS Attacks Christian Communities in Syria

More than 90 Syrian Christians, including women and children, have been captured by ISIS militants near the northeastern Syrian city of Hassake.

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