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Honoring His Legacy

Locally, On Sunday, April 12, 2015 a special memorial service will be held honoring his legacy (His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV) at St. Mary's Church. 5955 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, California at 2:00pm


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St. Mary’s Parish

Assyrian Church of the East - Los Angeles

To all the Faithful and Caring People.

The Assyrian Church of the East, St Mary’s Parish, will be holding a special prayer on Friday February 27th 7:30pm at St Mary’s Church located on 5955 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, in support of our brothers and sisters who have been eradicated from their homes located in the northeast part of Syria, namely the 35 Assyrian villages on both sides of the Khabur River. Hundreds of families have been displayed. Over 150 men, women, children, elderly and clergy have been captured by ISIS. Let us all unite our efforts in support of our brothers and sisters.

We are also asking everyone to call the White House on Thursday, February 26, 2015. (202)456-1111 or (202)456-1414. When calling use following statement:

“Hello, My name is [First Name, and Last Name], and I live in [City, State].

I am calling about the recent attacks that occurred this week on the Assyrian Christians in Syria by the so called terrorist group ISIS.

In this raid, ISIS militants abducted at least 150 Assyrians, mostly women and children, and have threatened to execute them if the Kurdish militias in the region do not release several ISIS militant prisoners.

Please, Mr. President we beg you to continue to stand as a leader on human rights. We cannot now stand by idly and watch at these people are pushed from their indigenous lands as a result of  our past actions. It is incumbent on the United States to act affirmatively on behalf of the survival of the Assyrian people in their homeland.

I thank you for your time.”

For those of you who would like to donate to support the displaced, please go to theAcero.org or make a donation at any of our church offices. The Assyrian Church has immediately sent $50,000 from our US parishes, and is in the process of sending $50,000 more within the next 10 days.

Please support our cause.

Cor-Bishop Father George Bet Rasho


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A reflection on the season of Sowma

"Perhaps it is one of the signs of the times
that we live in, a time filled with all sorts of demands on personal time and activities, or perhaps it is just the human condition, but for whatever reason we often seem to be unprepared when The Sowma Season approaches us. So we tend to brush it of and go on with our daily routine.
The season of Sowma which use to be one of the most important seasons in the lives of our ancestors has practically become distinct in the lives of so many today and a burden to others. This is the exact reason why the effect of the resurrection (Easter), which is the epic of our faith has depleted in our lives.
There is no sign of it as we go about our daily lives. So without preparation which includes reflection on our personal faith, cleansing, repentance and spiritual strengthening Easter becomes just another commercialized festival focused on chocolate Easter bunnies, colorful eggs, elaborate dinner invitations and just another day of fun.
We need a more fitting way to herald Christianity's primary feast - the Great Feast of Easter.
It is time to reclaim the season of Sowma. This year I urge you to decide to observe Sowma and not let it pass us by in a blur!
The season of Sowma is a very personal journey along a path of spiritual growth.
When we commit ourself to fasting, praying, reading of the word and actively participating in church services showing our desire to take on the life of Christ for the sake of the Gospel and in imitation of Christ's time of prayer in the desert.
Sowma should be a time of conversion, a chance to examine our lives through prayer, fasting, and charity, and to conform ourselves to the life of Christ.
The season is full of rich traditions and prayers which you can pull together into your own unique Lenten Devotions.
Cor_Bishop Father George Bet-Rasho


Sunday Readings

December 30 First Sunday after the Nativity

Lection1: Genesis 21:1-21

Lection 2: 1 Samuel 1:19-end

Apostle: Galatians 4:18-5:1

Gospel: Matthew 2

December 25 The Holy Feast of the Nativity

Lection1: Isaiah 7:10-15;  9:1-3, 6-7

Lection 2: Micah 4:1-3; 5:2-4,7-9

Apostle: Galatians 3:15-4:6

Gospel: Luke 2:1-20

December 23 Fourth Sunday of Annunciation

Lection1: Genesis 24:50-end

Lection 2: 1 Samuel 1:1-18

Apostle: Ephesians 5:5-20

Gospel: Matthew 1:18-end

December 16 Third Sunday of Annunciation

Lection1: Genesis 18:1-19

Lection 2: Judges 13:2-24

Apostle: Ephesians 3

Gospel: Luke 1:57-end

December 9 Second Sunday of Annunciation

Lection1: Numbers 22:9-23:1

Lection 2: Isaiah 43:14-44:5

Apostle: Colossians 4:2-end

Gospel: Luke 1:26-56

December 2 First Sunday of Annunciation

Lection1: Genesis 17

Lection 2: Isaiah 42:18-43:13

Apostle: Ephesians 5:21-6:9

Gospel: Luke 1:1-25

November 25 Fourth Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church

Lection1: 1 Kings 6:1-19

Lection 2: Ezekiel 43:1-6; 44:1-5

Apostle: Hebrew 9:16-end

Gospel: Matthew 22:41-23:22

November 18 Third Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church

Lection1: Numbers 7:1-10; 9:15-20

Lection 2: Isaiah 54:1-15

Apostle: 9:5-15

Gospel: John 2:12-22

November 11 Second Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church

Lection1: Exodus 39:32-40:16

Lection 2: 1 Kings 8:10-28

Apostle: Hebrews 8:1-9:4

Gospel: Matthew 12:1-13

November 4 First Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church

Lection1: Exodus 40:17-end

Lection 2: Isaiah 6

Apostle: 1 Corinthians 12:28-13:all

Gospel: St. Matthew 16:13-19; 21:12-13

October 27 Third Sunday of Moses

Lection1: Deuteronomy 12:1-25

Lection 2: Isaiah 41:8-20

Apostle: Galatians 6:1-end

Gospel: St. John 5:1-18

October 13 First Sunday of Moses

Lection1: Deuteronomy 11:1-12

Lection 2: Isaiah 40:1-17

Apostle: 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:16

Gospel: St Matthew 20:1-16

October 6 Seventh Sunday of Elijah - Fourth of Cross

Lection1: Deuteronomy 10:12-end

Lection 2: Isaiah 28:23-29:12

Apostle: 1 Corinthians 14:26-end

Gospel: St Matthew 18:1-18

September 29 Sixth Sunday of Elijah - Third of Cross

Lection1: Deuteronomy 9:13-22

Lection 2: Isaiah 26:1-19

Apostle: Philippians 4:4-end

Gospel: St Matthew 15:21-38

September 22 Fifth Sunday of Elijah - Second of Cross

Lection1: Deuteronomy 9:1-8

Lection 2: Isaiah 25:1-8

Apostle: Philippians 3:1-14

Gospel: St Matthew 17:14-end

September 15 Fourth Sunday of Elijah - First of Cross

Lection1: Deuteronomy 8:11-end

Lection 2: Isaiah 33:13-end

Apostle: Philippians 1:27-2:11

Gospel: St Matthew 4:12-5:16

September 13 The Feast of Holy Cross

Lection1: Isaiah 52:13-53:all

Lection 2: Acts 2:14-36

Apostle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-end

Gospel: St Luke 24:13-35

September 8 Third Sunday of Elijah

Lection1: Deuteronomy 7:12-end

Lection 2: Isaiah 32:1-33:6

Apostle: Philippians 1:12-25

Gospel: St Matthew 13:24-43

September 1 Second Sunday of Elijah

Lection1: Deuteronomy 7:7-11

Lection 2: Isaiah 30:15-26

Apostle: 2 Thessalonians 2:15-3:18

Gospel: St Matthew 13:1-23

August 25 Sunday Entering the fast of Mar Elijah

Lection1: Deuteronomy 6:20-7:5

Lection 2: Isaiah 31

Apostle: 2 Thessalonians 1

Gospel: St Luke 18:35-19:10

August 18 Seventh Sunday of Summer

Lection1: Leviticus 19:15-18; 20:9-14

Lection 2: Isaiah 30:1-14

Apostle: 1 Thessalonians 2:14-3:all

Gospel: St Luke 18:2-14

August 11 Sixth Sunday of Summer

Lection1: Leviticus 19:1-4; 9-14

Lection 2: Isaiah 29:13:end

Apostle: 1 Thessalonians 2:14-3:all

Gospel: St Luke 17:5-19


August 4 Fifth Sunday of Summer

Lection1: Leviticus 23:9-22

Lection 2: Isaiah 28:14-22

Apostle: 2 Corinthians 12:14-13:all

Gospel: St Luke 16:19-17:10

July 28 Forth Sunday of Summer

Lection1: Deuteronomy 5:16-6:3

Lection 2: Isaiah 9:8-end

Apostle: 2 Corinthians 10

Gospel: Mark 7:1-23

July 21 Third Sunday of Summer

Lection1: Deuteronomy 5:1-16

Lection 2: Isaiah 5:1-7

Apostle: 2 Corinthians 7:1-11

Gospel: John 9:1-38

July 14 Second Sunday of Summer

Lection1: Deuteronomy 4:1-40

Lection 2: Isaiah 3:16-4:all

Apostle: 2 Corinthians 3:4-end

Gospel: Luke 15:4-end


July 7 First Sunday of Summer which is called “Nusardil”

Lection1: 1 Kings 18:30-39

Lection 2: Acts 5:12-32

Apostle: 2 Corinthians 1:8-14

Gospel: Luke 10:16-25  14:1-15


June 30 Seventh Sunday of the Apostles

Lection1: Deuteronomy 4:10-24

Lection 2: Isaiah 5:8-25

Apostle: 1 Corinthians 15:58-6:all

Gospel: Luke 13:22-end


June 23 Sixth Sunday of the Apostles

Lection1: Deuteronomy 4:1-9

Lection 2: Isaiah 2:1-21

Apostle: 1 Corinthians 10:14-32

Gospel: Luke 12:57-13:17


June 16 Fifth Sunday of the Apostles

Lection1: Deuteronomy 1:33-2:1

Lection 2: Isaiah 1:21-end

Apostle: 1 Corinthians 14:1-19

Gospel: Luke 12:16-34


June 9 Fourth Sunday of the Apostles

Lection1: Deuteronomy 1:16-33

Lection 2: Isaiah 1:10-20

Apostle: 1 Corinthians 9:13-end

Gospel: Luke 6:12-46


June 2 Third Sunday of the Apostles

Lection1: Deuteronomy 1:3-17

Lection 2: Isaiah 1:1-9

Apostle: 1 Corinthians 7:1-7

Gospel: Luke 10:23-end


May 28 Fifth Sunday of Resurrection

Lection1: Isaiah 49:7-13

Lection 2: Acts 9:1-19

Apostle: Hebrews 10:19-36

Gospel: John 21:1-14


May 21 Forth Sunday of Resurrection

Lection1: Isaiah 49:13-23

Lection 2: Acts 8:14-25

Apostle: Ephesians 1:15-2:5

Gospel: John 16:16-end


May 14 Third Sunday of Resurrection

Lection1: Isaiah 56:1-7

Lection 2: Acts 5:34-end

Apostle: Ephesians 1:1-14

Gospel: John 14:1-14


May 7 Second Sunday of Resurrection - New Sunday

Lection1: Isaiah 55:4-end

Lection 2: Acts 4:32-5:5

Apostle: Colossians 1:1-20

Gospel: John 20:19-end

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Events Calendar

September 2021
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Sun Sep 19 @10:00AM -
Holy Mass and Sunday School
Sun Sep 19 @11:00AM -
Watch the Voice of Hope live on FaceBook
Mon Sep 20 @08:30PM -
Parish Youth Bible Study
Tue Sep 21 @08:00PM - 10:00PM
St' Mary's Parish Live TV Program
Wed Sep 22 @07:00PM -
Parish Adult Bible Study
Wed Sep 22 @07:00PM -
Assyrian Language Class with Shamasha Dan Daniel
Wed Sep 22 @07:30PM -
Assyrian Language Class & Adult Bible Study
Thu Sep 23 @07:00PM -
Bible Study
Thu Sep 23 @07:30PM -
Parish Advanced Bible Study
Fri Sep 24 @07:00PM -
Assyrian Language Class with Shamasha Dan Daniel