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

Stephen Andrew Missick   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 […]

Planting the Church of the East In Beth Kokheh

Philimon Darmo   We have two important historical facts which confirm the founding of the Church of the East in the Southern region of Beth Nahrain (Mesopotamia), in Babylon during the early years of the spread of Christianity.   The first letter written by St. Peter[1] the Apostle We read the first proof in the […]

Christ “The Hostage”: A Theme in the East Syriac Liturgical Tradition and its Origins

Dr Sebastian Brock This article originally appeared in Logos. Festschrift fur Luise Abramowski, ed. H.C. Brennecke, E.L. Gramsuck, and C. Markschies (= Beiheft, ZNTW 67). Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1993Sebastian P. Brock is widely acknowledged as the foremost and most influential academic in the field of Syriac language today. Dr Brock is […]

East Syrian Liturgy as an Expression of Christology – With Special Attention to the use of the “Exchange of Predicates”

The Late Chorbishop M. J. Birnie Introduction The question addressed in this paper is whether the Christology reflected in the liturgical prayers and anthems of the Church of the East expresses and nurtures a faith in the unitary person of the incarnate Logos, the Son of God. With attention to the axiom set forth by […]

Is the Theology of the Assyrian Church Nestorian?

His Beatitude Dr Mar Aprem Mooken This paper was originally given at the First Non-Official Consultation on Dialogue within the Syriac Tradition, held in Vienna between June 24th – 29th 1994 under the auspices of the Pro Oriente Foundation. It was later published in the record of proceedings of the Consultation and edited on behalf […]

A Survey of the Christology of the Assyrian Church of the East as Expressed in the Khudra

Mar Awa Royel, Bishop His Grace Mar Awa Royel is the Bishop of California, Secretary of the Holy Synod and President of the Commission on Inter-Church Relations and Education Development (CIRED). He Grace was consecrated to the episcopacy at Mar Zaia Cathedral, Modesto, California in November 2008. A native Chicagoan, His Grace graduated with a […]

The Dispute Between the Cherub and the Thief

Dr. Sebastian P. Brock Source: Sebastian P. Brock, “The Dispute Between the Cherub and the Thief,” Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies vol. 5, no. 2 (2002), pars. 1-13.   Abstract. The lively verse dialogue between the Repentant Thief (Luke 23:43) and the Cherub guarding the entrance to Paradise (Genesis 3:24) is an excellent representative of […]

The Christology of the Church of the East

Dr Sebastian Brock Traditions and Heritage of the Christian East, ed. D. Afinogenov and A. Muraviev. Moscow: Izdatelstvo “Indrik”, 1996.   Introduction. The classic formulations of the Christology of the Church of the East are primarily to be found in the medieval compendia such as the Pearl (Marganita), by Abdisho of Nisibis (†1318), where he […]

Lecture at the Chinese University in Hong Kong – Chung Chi College (of Theology) on Saturday, October 9, 2010

By H.G. Dr. Mar Awa Royel Bishop of California and Secretary of the Holy Synod Reverend clergy, friends and dear enthusiasts of the Jingjiao. It is a great privilege for me to stand here before you at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and address you concerning the history of the Assyrian Church of the […]

Assyrian Church of the East in Trichur, India

By H.B. Dr. Mar Aprem Mooken Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East Archdiocese of India The history of Christianity in India from the time of St.Thomas, the doubting disciple of Jesus Christ in 52 A.D.to the arrival of Vasco de Gama, from Portugal who came to South India in 1498 A.D. is the […]