Chaldean Church

Home Up Chaldean Church Malabar Church Malankar Church Maronite Church Syrian Church Not only did the area of ancient Babylon and Assyria resist the influence of Constantinople, but it also rejected the Hellenizing influence of Antioch from the beginning. This East Syrian Church and its liturgy developed from Palestinian Christianity through Antioch and Edessa with minimal Greek influence. The Mesopotamian region was evangelized in the second half of the first century by Mar Addai and Mar Mari. In the 4tgh century Seleucia-Ctesophone became the ecclesiastical center and self governance was proclaimed in 424. The Chaldean/Assyrian Church adopted Nestorianism in 486 soon after the Council of Ephesus in 431. This division reflected a political and theological tension between two distinct world views. The Chaldean/Assyrian Church continued its missionary activity in Persia, India and China, particularly from the 8th to eh 13th century, but began to decline in the 14th century following the conversion of the Mongolian invaders to Islam. Communion with the Church of Rome began in the 16th century and has continued with more and more success. The Moslem Turks inflicted cruel persecutions upon the faithful during World War I and greatly reduced their number. In 1999 the Chaldean/Assyrian Church had 3,588,995 members.

Chaldean/Assyrian parishes in Southern California include:

bulletSaint Paul
13050 Vanowen Street
North Hollywood, CA 91605-4829
Phone: (818) 765-3665
Fax: (818) 765-04935
bulletSaint George Mission
4807 West McFadden
Santa Ana, Ca 92074
Phone: (714) 531-7760
Fax: (714) 775-1442
bulletSaint Peter's
11627 Jamacha Way
El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone: (619) 579-7913
Fax: (619) 588-8281
bulletSaint Michael
799 E. Washington Avenue
El Cajon, Ca 92020
Phone: (619) 444-9911
Fax: (619) 444-7989

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