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 […]

An Introduction to the Church of the East

By H.H. Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East (1920 – 1975) The history of the Church of the East, which over many centuries comprised the major portion of Christianity, remained until recently almost unknown to the West, except for occasional accounts, such as that of Marco Polo, who traversed […]

The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity: Historical Development

By H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia, A.M. Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand In the Old Testament Throughout the ages the Christian Church has always believed in God as three in ONE, and this belief is based on the Bible. Although the main evidence  for  the  doctrine  of  […]

Source and Analysis of the Nicene Creed

We believe: Acts 15:11 – But we believe that we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will John 16:30 – Now we know that you know all things, and need none to question you; by this we believe that you came from God. In one God: Malachi 2:10 […]