His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, has visited the Ancient Church of the East to pay respects on the occasion of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Demonstrating efforts in bringing unity and peace between churches, His Holiness was accompanied by clergy of the Diocese of Eastern USA.
Clergy accompanying His Holiness included: Archdeacon Shlemon Hezkiel; Chor-Bishop Dr. Gewargis Tooma, parish priest of St Andrew’s Church; Rev. Antwan Lachin, parish priest of St John’s Church; and Rev. Poulous Benyamin, parish priest of St George’s Cathedral.
H.H. Mar Dinkha, along with accompanying priests, were met by H.B. Mar Narsai Toma, Metropolitan of the Ancient Church of the East, Archdiocese of Kirkuk, Iraq along with priests, deacons and faithful.
Priests and deacons from all over the US and Canada joined in the friendly meeting, which took place at the Ancient Church of the East’s Chicago parish, St Odisho’s Church.[nggallery id=140]