The Inner Door and Absolute Truth

Yusuf Begtas “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20)…

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The Benefits of Generosity

Yusuf Begtas :Our lives belong to us as much as they belong to others; our lives belong to this life as much as they belong to another. Helping and supporting one another with unconditional love and for the benefit of the fellow man is imperative for…

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Masks and Intentions

Yusuf Begtas :Beyond known meanings, masks that hide the true nature of one’s self/personality are deceptive intentions/speech/actions and manipulative behavior/roles that conceal sincere emotions and true appearance. In this negative fashion, one experiences a terrifying alienation both towards themselves and those they are in…

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Happy Mother’s Day

Yusuf Begtas :From a religious standpoint, the immaterial, invisible beings that are believed to be created from light and who serve as mediators between God and humans are called angels. In other words, they are sinless, radiant and spiritual beings that cannot be perceived through sense organs or seen with the eye; they serve God,…

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The Search and a Graveyard Visit

Yusuf Begtas In a world where everything is in a state of change and transformation, nothing can stay the same. Nothing can be the same. For this reason, each person’s perception of life and self as well as their search is different. In the same way, the search for meaning is also unique to each…

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‘Five minutes to zero hour’

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By John Newton A PRIEST grappling with Lebanon’s crisis has appealed for action to safeguard the future of the country’s ancient Christian community ahead of tomorrow’s historic meeting between the Pope and Church leaders.…

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ACN praises bishop who set up refugee lifeline

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By John Newton A CATHOLIC charity has offered a heartfelt tribute of thanks on the retirement of a Lebanese bishop who has spearheaded an aid programme that has come to the rescue of thousands of refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.…

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Parliament of Australia passing Assyrian motion.

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In a historic and unprecedented move at the request of the Assyrian National Council-Australia (ANC), the Australian House of Representatives passed a lengthy and comprehensive motion without objection recognizing the Assyrian people are the original and the indigenous people of Iraq. The motion goes on calling on Iraqi…

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Pray that peace will hold in the Holy Land

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By Fionn Shiner THE international president of a leading Catholic charity has expressed sorrow at the violence that has killed more than 242 people in the Holy Land as well as hope that the ceasefire struck early today (Friday, 21st May) will hold.…

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Nine Syriac Christian Churches Recommended to UNESCO

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Turkey (International Christian Concern) –  Nine churches and monasteries in Tur Abdin, Mardin have been added to a tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage. Tur Abdin was mostly comprised of Syriac Christians until the last century and remains a prominent Christian site.…

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With the escalation of confrontations in occupied Jerusalem The Middle East Council of Churches renews its call to lift the occupation of the Palestinian people

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With the escalation of confrontations in Jerusalem and the dangerous course that developments in the Holy Land are taking, the Middle East Council of Churches issued a statement in which it considered that the violent events raging in occupied Palestine, which are still increasing in intensity daily, are nothing but an inevitable result of…

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The Assyrian Universal Alliance letter to Mr. Erdogan president of Turkey

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May 6, 2021 Honorable Recep Tayyip Erdogan  President of the Republic of TurkeyCumhurbaskanhg1 Kulliyesi 96560 Bestepe-Ankara, Turkey  Hon. President Erdogan: It is with much regret that it is brought to our attention the fate of an Assyrian monk, known as Father Sefer (Aho) Bileçen. Reportedly, he is charged and convicted to…

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Iraqi Government Seeks to Address Pope’s Concerns

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Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  Following the papal visit to Iraq in early March, the Iraqi government has reportedly appointed an inter-ministerial committee tasked with addressing suggestions and concerns of the Pope. Primarily, these recommendations include fixing issues of security, economic development and…

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