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The Assyrian Church of the East

The Assyrian Patriarch resides at 8908 Birch Avenue, Morton Grove, Illinois 60053. Mar Paulus Benjamin is the newly (2012) consecrated bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern USA. Mar Aprim Khamis is Bishop of the Western United States (18221 N. 59th Drive, Glendale, Arizona 85308), and Mar Awa Royel is Bishop of California and Secretary of the Holy Synod (1457 Mable Avenue, Modesto, California 95355). Altogether there are about 20 parishes in the country. Mar Emmanuel Joseph is Bishop of Canada, where there are four parishes and a mission (16 Hibiscus Court, Toronto, Ontario M9M 1R9). The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (with five worshiping communities in Australia and two in New Zealand), is headed by Mar Meelis Zaia (PO Box 621, Fairfield NSW 2165). There is also one Assyrian parish in London (St Mary’s Church, Westminster Road, Hanwell, W7 3TU) under the jurisdiction of Mar Odisho Oraha, who resides in Sweden.

Location: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, North America, Australia, India
Head: Mar Dinkha IV (born 1935, elected 1976)
Title: Catholicos-Patriarch of the Church of the East
Residence: Morton Grove, Illinois, USA
Membership: 400,000
Website: http://news.assyrianchurch.org/


Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012


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