Showing posts with label Chaldean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chaldean. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Iraqi Bishop Holds Catholic Mass at COB Adder

By: Sgt. Matthew E. Jones on: Sun Nov. 15, 2009

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – The acting bishop of Basra held Catholic Mass here Nov. 7 in honor of the service members and civilians working toward a safer, more secure Iraq.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Pope approves Election of New Iraq Archbishop

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- More than 20 months after the body of kidnapped Chaldean Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho of Mosul, Iraq, was recovered, Pope Benedict XVI approved the election of a new archbishop for the city. The synod of bishops of the Chaldean Catholic Church elected Father Emil Shimoun Nona, an official of the Archdiocese of Alqosh, to succeed Archbishop Rahho. Pope Benedict gave his consent to the election, the Vatican announced Nov. 13. Archbishop Rahho was kidnapped Feb. 29, 2008, in an attack that left his driver and two bodyguards dead. Church leaders recovered the archbishop's body two weeks later after the kidnappers told them where they had buried him. Archbishop-elect Nona, who celebrated his 42nd birthday Nov. 1, was born in Alqosh, about 20 miles north of Mosul. Latest news briefs from Catholic News Service Posted: 11/13/2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mosaic at the Convent of St. John, Earliest Monastery in Syria

The Syriac Church of al-Nabghi Landmark. This Syriac piece is what remains of a mosaic of beautiful grounds with trees from the early fifth century. The earliest date ever recorded of a Syriac Christian monument was unearthed in February 2007 in the village of al-Nabghi near Aleppo in northern Syria. The inscription commemorates the creation of a mosaic floor laid in the chapel of the martyrs of a convent dedicated to St. John (probably the Baptist). The text began with the date, unfortunately damaged, but it is possible, according to Francoise Briquel Chantonnet and Alain Desmreumaux (CNRS), reading 718, in use at the time of the Seleucid era, ie., around 406-407 AD. It was then the oldest archaeological evidence of the existence of a monastery in northern Syria. It is also and example of archaic Syriac, the Aramaic of the Edessa region (south of present-day Turkey), which was and is still today the liturgical language of Syriac, still living in the Middle East.

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