Ancient Church of the East

Ancient Church of the East

The Ancient Church of the East separated from the Assyrian Church of the East, after Mar Shimun XXIII, the patriarch of Assyrian Church of the East made reforms which were not supported. These reforms were in direct opposition with the sanctity of being one of the oldest Christian churches in the world, changes such as those of using the new Roman calendar rather than the old calendar. For this reason the followers of the Ancient Church of the East resisted the changes made to the church and in 1968 Mar Thoma Darmo, a native of Mesopotamia, who was Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East in India from 1952 to 1968, based at Trichur separated from the Assyrian Church of the East, and became head of the Ancient Church of the East in October 1968 and relocated to Baghdad. He died the following year.

References

* Mar Aprem Mooken, "The Assyrian Church of the East in the Twentieth Century". Mōrān ’Eth’ō, 18. (Kottayam: St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, 2003).

* Bishop James Hess, Nestorian Apostolic Bishop, "Bishops at Large", by Bishop Alan Bain published in the UK. 1985

* Most Rev James H Hess, "A Directory of Autocephalous Bishops" by Bishop Karl Pruter, St Willibrord Press, USA, 1985

* Rev George Badger (Anglican priest and protege of the Archbishop of Canterbury), "Nestorians and Their Rituals", published by Oxford University circa 1860.

* The Thirty Nine Articles of the Church of England, as published in the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, Cambridge University Press, 1968
* "The Pearl (Marganitha), On The Truth of Christianity" Written in the year 1298 AD by Mar Odisho, Metropolitan of Suwa and Armenia. Translated and published in English by the late Patriarch, Shimun (Simon) XXIII, in 1964.

ee also

*Assyrian Church of the East
*Chaldean Catholic Church
*Church of the East & Abroad
*Mar Addai II
*Mar Thoma Darmo

External links

* [http://www.aramnahrin.org/English/Faq_IraqiChristians.htm A Page of "Definitions"]
* [http://www.stzaiacathedral.org.au/ Diocese of Australia]
* [http://www.marshaleeta.4t.com/ Parish in California]
* [http://www.karozota.com/ Community in Sweden]


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