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Opening and Dedication of New Monastery of Mar Isaac of Nineveh

History was joyously made after 125 years, on Friday November 30th at 9:00am, when His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East, Diocese of California conducted the Liturgy of the Blessing of Houses, in the new established Holy Monastery of St. Isaac of Nineveh, in Salida, California. The monastery came about after much prayer and the seeking of the Lord’s will, in addition to the petition of some of the faithful, particularly those who wish to consecrate their lives to God by continue prayer, fasting and good works.

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Holy Synod Secretary Meets with California State Assemblymember Olsen

On the afternoon of Monday, May 14, 2012 His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California and Secretary of the Holy Synod, met with the California State Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, Republican representing the the 25th congressional district at the State Capitol in Sacramento. His Grace was accompanied by the Rev’d Father Genard Lazar, Secretary to His Grace and Diocesan Youth Coordinator. Also in attendance was Mrs. Carmen Morad, a member of the Church in the Central Valley area and activist for Assyrian genocide recognition.

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ACERO Fundraiser Held in California

In obedience to the words of our Lord Jesus Christ to give alms and help those who are in need and much less fortunate than ourselves, the Diocese of California of the Assyrian Church of the East hosted a special fundraising dinner for the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization (ACERO).

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