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Assyrian Church of the East

Definition of the noun Assyrian Church of the East

What does Assyrian Church of the East mean as a name of something?

proper noun

  1. A particular Nestorian Church based in the United States

Explanation

The Assyrian Church of the East, officially the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East Classical Syriac: ܥܕܬܐ ܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܘܫܠܝܚܝܬܐ ܩܬܘܠܝܩܝ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ ܕܐܬܘܪܝܐ ʻIttā Qaddishtā w-Shlikhāitā Qattoliqi d-Madnĕkhā d-Āturāyē, is a Syriac Church historically centered in Assyria, northern Mesopotamia. It is one of the churches that claim continuity with the historical Patriarchate of Seleucia-Ctesiphon – the Church of the East. Unlike most other churches that trace their origins to antiquity, the modern Assyrian Church of the East is not in communion with any other churches, either Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, or Catholic.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Religion (2011)

by Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof

ASSyriAn church of the eASt The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East is a Christian communion that is a religious minority presence found worldwide. Originally located primarily in what is modernday Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, ...

Google previewEthnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia (2011)

An Encyclopedia by John A. Shoup III

the Assyrian Church of the East, the Ancient Church of the East, and the Syriac Catholic Church. Depending on how the community is defined, the list may ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

Thus, for instance, the Assyrian Church of the East (found mainly in northern Iraq, southern tUrkey, Syria, iran, southwest india, and now the United States), which has its own rite and independent hierarchy, has a Catholic counterpart, named ...

Google previewGlobal Studies Encyclopedic Dictionary (2014)

by Alexander N. Chumakov, Ivan I Mazour, William C. Gay

Church; the Malankar Syriac Church; the Eritrean Church; the Assyrian Church of the East; and the Malabar Church (the Christians ...

Google previewReligious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations by J. Gordon Melton

As a result, a number of churches separated from the main body of Christians within the Roman Empire, including the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the east, and the Coptic Orthodox Church. Although ...

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