July 2015

Like a Wasted Vessel

July 21, 2015

For more reflections on the Basilica Hymns of each season, purchase Perpetual Jubilee: Meditations on the Chaldean Liturgical Year  on Amazon.com. Profit Much of the [...]

Mar Jacob the Mutilated

July 16, 2015

Born into an aristocratic family in Beth Laphat, Jacob became close friends to King Yezdegard, who spoiled him with riches and power to the point that Jacob converted from [...]

Mar Pithyon

July 16, 2015

A few days after the martyrdom of St. Anahyd, King Athorfurzajard ordered Pithyon to be arrested and brought to his court, accusing him of being the cause of the killing of [...]

Sultan Mahdokht & Her Two Brothers

July 16, 2015

In the year 313, the ninth year of the reign of King Shabur, a law was passed to kill all Christians. At the time a Prince Pholar ruled the principality of Dorsas, who had [...]

Mar Qardagh

July 16, 2015

Qardagh was born during the time of the Persian empire to pagan parents who were nobles in society. When he was 25 years old, King Shapur visited his parents’ estate and [...]

Mar Shim’un Bar Sabba’e

July 16, 2015

The beheading of Mar Shim’un In the year 344 AD, by tradition on Good Friday, the bishop who held the See which would later be called the Patriarchate of Babylon was [...]

Advent Prayer Service

July 16, 2015

  Opening Hymn God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay, Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day; To save us all from Satan’s power when we were [...]
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