Wednesday, September 15, 2004

From blog correspondent Samer al-Batal


Priest Yohana Ayub (left) holds a cross for worshippers to kiss during the ceremony for the Holy Cross Day. Allison Long / KRT

Iraqi Christians determined not to be driven away by attacks
S al-B: Many of them are crossing into Syria. From my recent visit, it appears that they form the majority of Iraqis seeking refuge in the country.

As always, the press gets things mixed up identifying the Churches of this region. The article displays confusion as to whether the church of St Bahnam and Sheik Matti is Assyrian (Church of the East) or Syrian Orthodox [Oriental, not Eastern Orthodox], though judging by the name and pictures, I'd say the former. A nice selection of photos in this article.

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