His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East has met with noted Assyrian atomic physics expert Prof. Homer Bar Shamasha Moshe and his son, neurosurgeon Dr. Sammy Homer.
The visiting medical experts called upon His Holiness at the Chicago Patriarchate after moving their official residence from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United States.
During the meeting, Prof. Moshe and Dr. Samy discussed with His Holiness the condition of the Assyrian Church of the East in the UAE, where faithful of the church are ministered to by two priests. The St. Mary Parish in Sharjah is under the jurisdiction of His Beatitude Dr. Mar Aprem, Metropolitan of Malabar, India and the United Arab Emirates, and all spiritual and sacramental needs of local faithful are catered to by the joint Assyrian-Indian parish.
It is noteworthy that in addition to his esteemed medical career, Pro. Moshe is also an authority on the Assyrian language, grammar and the history, rites and traditions of the Assyrian Church of the East.
In concluding the visit, His Holiness bestowed his apostolic blessings on the visitors and prayed for their continued good health and success.[nggallery id=329]