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Rabi Antwan,
Shlamee, am eqaree
I agree with you . This person should apologize to our people
Sincerely yours
Shimun .

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Dearest friend Aprim
Very interesting article. Our beloved Assyrian Church of the East and Assyrian nation is blessed to have His Holiness Mar Awa III as a Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. His Holiness has a great "VISION" on leading our church and as a spiritual leader for our nation. May God bless him and protect him always.
Sincerely
Shimun

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DEarest friend Aprim
There should be a peer review process for publishing such books. In my area of research, all of our publications must go through process of peer review before acceptance for publishing in international journals
I agree with your analyses of these books. The writer has presented so many flaws in his books
Best wishes and regards
Shimun   .

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G’day Sami,

Hope all is well my dear “Rakhmee”..
I have read your articles- Parts 1 & 2 with great interest. As for the our beloved NEW Patriarch H.H. Mar Awa III Royel, I have known His Holiness for about a decade since he was a priest. My first meeting with him was in San Jose, California. Truly, He is a great Assyrian with a VISION. He is the first Patriarch who was born in diaspora and in the history of our Church of the East.

As an Assyrian, I am proud of my ethnicity and also a loyal member of my beloved Church of the East. Historically, our Church has also been a supporter for our Assyrian nation and the aspirations of our beloved Assyrian people worldwide. In addition, I believe in separate of church and State. Having said that, we have learned lessons from our Assyrian past history. For example, our Prince of martyrs, the late H.H. Mar Benyamin Shimun, sacrificed his own brother for sake of survival our beloved Assyrian nation. Indirectly, H.H. Mar Benyamin Shimun has shown us a symbol of a leadership not only to his church but also to his nation.

 In the case of our Assyrian nation, and based on our Assyrian culture and historical events, can we separate church from state? If so how can we do so? I, personally think, our Clergy leadership should call for a meeting with our major political parties and organizations in which they can come up with a “Road Map” to make sure no one can step on the turf of the other. Furthermore, how better can work together for sake of our survival as a beloved Assyrian nation.

I hope I didn’t offend you but just wanted to share some of thoughts n the subject. Keep on writing my dear “Rakhmee”..

Best wishes and regards,
Your brother
Shimun
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Dear Nabil, very interesting article. Your suggestion to protect this historical site of Bet Kokhe church is very important. I add that our churches in Iraq with all their denominations should approach the central government of Iraq to request building a CHURCH of the East for all Christians of Iraq in this very site south of Baghdad. I commend you again for your article.

Sincerely,
Simon Francis Shamoun
Victoria, BC, Canada

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Our heartful congratulations to beloved elected new patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, H.H. Mar Awa Royel, our 122nd Patriarch. May Lord Jesus Christ bless you Kassi and guide you in leading our beloved Assyrian Church of the East
Best wishes and regards
Simon Francis Shamoun
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Dearest friend Aprim,
Wit great interest, I have read your article. I strongly believe that Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) has developed substantial experience in representing our people’s aspiration and has addressed several Assyrian causes in in international arena. I agree with your suggestion on working with AUA and also suggest initiating (Political Arm- Assyrian Parliament under AUA umbrella). By following this approach, I believe the current AUA leadership will be receptive to this idea.
وأخير أوكد خشيتي من عدم وصول القائمين على تأسيس البرلمان الآشوري في المنفى إلى مبتغاهم لأن مثل هذا الإخفاق سيزيد من إحباط أبناء شعبنا ويتعاظم فقدان مصداقيتهم تجاه التنظيمات القومية لشعبنا الذي ليس بحاجة إلى مزيداً من هذه التنظيمات، فما هو موجود على أرض الواقع قد يكفي في الوقت الراهن إن لم نقل بأنها تنظيمات كثيرة في مقارنة مع حجم وإمكانيات شعبنا في الوطن. كما خشيتي أيضا هو ضياع جهود وإمكانيات القائمين على مشروع تأسيس برلمان آشوري في المنفى في الركض وراء غير الممكن تاركين الممكن الذي قد يتمثل في التخلي عن فكرة تأسيس برلمان آشوري في المنفى والانضمام إلى الإتحاد الآشوري العالمي (خويادا) الذي يحمل نفس الفكرة والأسلوب ولربما يكونون عوناً وسندا لخويادا ليبدأ بالتحرك أكثر فأكثر
Best wishes and regards
Shimun (Kirkukli Fellow)
 

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My dearest friend Aprim
Indeed our nation lost a giant Assyrian who dedicated his life to inform our people world wide about issues relevant to our people and nation. I share your feelings and want to send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and all of our people
Rest in peace our dearest friend Wilson Younan. Your memories will forever be with us for generations to come.
Your friend from days of Kirkuk- Shaterlo mahallassee..
Shimun 

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Rest in peace our dearest friend Wilson Younan. It is a big loss to our nation . Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and our nation.
Simon Francis Shamoun
Canada

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It is with great pleasure, I would like to extend my personal highest congratulations to our young Dr. Emad Amjad Kaka for receiving Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. Also our congratulations to Rima (Dr Emad's wife) for earning her M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering. Job very well done Dr. Emad and Mrs. Rima Kaka
   I am sure that the entire family of my dearest friend and colleague Dr. Amjad
Kaka and his family are thrilled and jubilant for this wonderful news

With my best wishes and regards
Simon Shamoun
Research Scientist
Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, BC, Canada   ,

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Dear Ashur
Greetings from Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
I support your proposal and I personally think it is a great initiative to follow
 the footsteps of our beloved ACOE Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon Diocese for their outstanding successes in establishing educational institutions.

I also suggest that you bring this proposal directly to our beloved Bishop of Canada H.G. Mar Emmanuel. I am sure your message will be received positively by both our Canadian and Australian branches of our beloved ACOE.

Chebo khona Ashur
Sincerely
Shimun...

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Dear Romeil
Our deepest condolences to entire "Shimshon Family" and in particular to beloved Oriana and Samar. May God rest Ben's soul in peace. He will be remembered for his contributions to Assyrians in Baghdad
The Shamoun's family
Shimun....

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Azeza Rabi Shmuel (Sami) Qashesha Shimun
Our nation and Assyrians worldwide are so proud by this great achievement by our beloved ACOE Australia, NZ and Lebanon Diocese..

May Lord bless you all
Sincerely

Shimun

 

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Khona azeza Kirkukli Qardash Warda

Indeed I remember those days and specifically February , 1963.. I was a young person in junior high school in Kirkuk. My Kurdish friend Kameran Al-Salihi was a our neighbour in "Shaterlo Mahallasee". Now you remember "Casino Zuhair" where our house. So, in the day when these  Fascist Baath Party executed so many people in Kirkuk, Myself and my friend Kameran were together near Al-Enthba6 Al-Askari location. So we went and saw bodes of 5-6 people hanged with their names on their chests. I looked at of them and his last name was "Al-Salihi". So, I turned to my friend Kameran and I told him that person looks like you and has same name as you do!!! Guess what, he was Kameran's brother who was hanged..
Well, it was very sad moments ands as a young person I was shocked and terrified to see people hanged in front of my eyes.. At any rate, after more than 50 years now, I saw Dr. Kameran Al-Salihi (my old friend from our youth days) was in a picture posted on Facebook by our dearest friend Dr. Muna Yaku. I was not sure whether he was Kamern or not, but I double checked with Muna. She confirmed that he was Kameran and she studied under his supervision for her Ph.D. degree.. What a small world..

Hope all is well with you and your lovely family my khona mokhibba men m'deetee khleeta Kirkuk..

Best wishes and regards,

Shimun
 

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Dear Edison

Warm greetings from Canada
Thank you for sharing this beautiful song with us. Indeed the lyrics and melody are great reflection of our great culture and heritage

Chebo

Simon

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Dearest brother Fahed

My deepest condolences to the family of late Dr. Elias and your family and entire Isaac family

I was shocked, sad and for hearing this news. I am expressing my deep sympathy to you my dearest friend for loosing your brother. May God rest his soul in peace

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Dear Rabi Michael Mammoo,
 

 
 I am saddened by this news about our martyr the late Dr Elias Issac
May Lord Jesus Christ rest his soul in peace. Our deepest condolences to his family, his beloved brother our great makhoura Fahed Issac and all his friends worldwide

I remember very well long time ago when  Fahed and I touched base by telephone telling me that his brother was studying Plant Pathology with special emphasis on Plant Nematology. His area of specialty is very close to my own area of research

Again, I express my deepest condolences to Issac family and may God rest our martyr Elias soul in peace

Sincerely

Shimun

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Congratulations Ban on earning with flying colours your M.Sc. degree

 I wish you all he best in your professional career..

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H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia, and respected Clergy of the Assyrian Church of the East, Australia, NZ & Lebanon Diocese
With great happiness and blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ, I extend my congratulations to each and every Clergy who has been promoted in our beloved Assyrian Church in Sydney, Australia..

Halleluja ..

Best wishes and regards to all

Shimun

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Azizi Rabi Khoshaba
Shlaman am khobban and eqran qablon

As always, your great articles are like shining stars for current and next Assyrian generation and others to take note and learn good lessons.

I commend you khona mokhibaa for your endless love to your people and great Assyrian nation.

I am honoured to have been a very good friend and would always cherish our .
friendship
Best wishes and regards from diaspora land to you in our home land- Ashur-Land!!

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Khona aziza Jan

As always, I really enjoy reading about the history and contribution by our great Assyrian Football stars. They have left a remarkable legacy for all to take note and be proud.

Azizi Jan, sometime I ask myself, if we had our own independent country, we would have many reperesentation to World Cup Soccer- FIFA

I really mean it..


Sincerely

Shimun

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In these critical times of our Assyrian nation; it is in the best interest of our nation and that of the two split parties to get their acts together and set their differences aside. For sake of our survival as a great nation and our beloved current and next  Assyrian generation, I call upon the leadership of both Old Zowaa and NEW Zowaa (Abnaa Al-Nahren) to sit with each other around the table and discuss how they can better address their differences and "Forgive & Forget"
Let me remind all: Together WE WIN; Apart, WE FAIL".

Best wishes to all and in particular to my dearest friend and my youth friend in Kirkuk Rabi Aprim shapeera for his efforts on this front. Chebo Aprim..

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Khona aziza Akhiqar

I agree with your request to call on all of our political parties & organizations
to adopt the Assyrian Nation and Assyrian people as our MAIN identity in IRAQ.

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To family, friends and relatives of the late Shmayel Nanno Benyamin

To Political Leadership of Abnaa Al Nahren

 Dear Assyrian people worldwide

Our nation has lost one its giant figure who sacrificed his life through his love to our sacred nation and his struggle

Rest in peace our great leader Shmayel

Shimun

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هناك الكثير من الجماهير الآشورية من الكتاب والشعراء والمثقفين وغيرهم في دوائر المحافظات الأخرى لهم اتجاهات قومية آشورية خدموا من أجل قضيتهم ولم ينتموا إلى الأحزاب الآشورية، حيث كان طلاب جامعة الموصل والسليمانية والبصرة من أبدع الكوادر الآشورية، بدلالة المسيرة التي تبناها طلبة السليمانية بملتقاهم الدوري بطلبة جامعة الموصل وخاصة تلك الكوادر التي احتضنت فكر الحركة الديمقراطية الآثورية وفي مقدمتهم الشهيد يوسف توما هرمز

In the early 1970s, I was a student at the University of Mosul. I remember very well greetings and hosting our brothers and sisters from University of Sulyamania . I do remember meeting them at half way between Erbil and Mosul, and to be exact in Aski Kalak. Fond memories.. Great Assyrians students and truly as we say in Assyrian language Omtanayee sepyee..

God bless our sacred Assyrian nation and beloved people worldwide

Sincerely,

Shimun

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Azizi Jon

First of all, I wish you and family all the best. I respect your decision and for sure will miss your wonderful articles. I will miss you so much my dearest brother Jon

Your brother
Shimun

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Azizi khowra and khona mokhibba Aprim

Thank you so very much for your information about our friends

As for Bahram Odisho, Yes, I know him very well. Please give him my best regards. Also, do you know Martin Polis (a former University of Mosul graduate Department of Architectural Engineering)Martin and Enwia (Short) from Kirkuk were both in the same Department. I heard Martín  also work and lives in Dubai?
?About my cousin Dawid (Awiya's brother), he passed away couple years ago. Awiya and his family lives now in Toronto, Canada
. Dawdi's wife Sweetlana lives in Arizona with her daughter and son Asarkhaddon, while her son Sankheero lives in Sweden
It is so nice to see the picture of my friend Shmouel Beth Benyamin (Eddie's brother). Shmouel was in same College with me. When I joined college of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Mosul, he was in his senior year . We had fond memories together. He is such a great guy to be around.
Best wishes and regards to you my "Kirkukli Qardash" and your family

All the best to all who contributed to this discussion and   
reminiscing the good all days and friends

Cheers to all

Shimun

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Dearest brother Jon

Thank you azizi khona mokhibba for your detail information related to late Dinkha Esha and his family

I truly missed him. May God rest his soul in peace.

For your information, When Aprim writes his fond memories, they bring back so many memorable and fond memories indeed..
Best wishes and regards khona Aziza Jon

 Sincerely

Shimun

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Azizi M'yoqra khora mokhibba Khoshaba

You got my attention to late Dinkha Esha. I didn't know that he passed away (RIP) ; may God rest his soul in peace. He was another dear friend from days of Kirkuk. We were
together with Aprim in the same "" mahalla; shaterlo"
Also you mentioned the name of Dr. Shlemon Abdo, if he is the same shlemon who graduated from University of Mosul, Medical College, then I know him too. In addition, in the late 1980s I had a chance to meet Dr. Shlemon in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, when I was a graduate student at the University of Arkansas. His name is now Dr. Solomon Cross. He translated his name from Assyrian langauge to English langauge from Shlemon Slewa to Solomon Cross
Your brother

shimun

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Indeed very fond memories. My dear friend Aprim, where is now Adam Petyou Jajjo? He is a friend from days of Kirkuk..

Best wishes and regards to you my dear friend Aprim "Kirkukli Qardash" and your family

Shimun

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Dearest brother Jon
First of all, may God rest your father's soul in peace.

About Habbaniya, as you may know, I was born in Habbaiya too.

 Also, my late uncle Gebrael Shimun, was "Mukhtar" of Habbaniya and later his family moved to Khalidiya too
Take care my dear brother Jon

Shimun

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On August 7th, Assyrian worldwide commemorate the "Assyrian Martyr's Day". On August 7th, 1933, more than 3000 innocent Assyrian men, women and children's were brutally massacred in Semel, near Nohadra. Today, and after more than 80 years we remember our fallen comrades and brethren for their sacrifices. We  will always remember them for they shed their blood for our survival as a great nation among other nations
May God rest our martyr's souls in peace and grant them eternal life

Assyria is eternal

Long live our sacred Assyrian nation and beloved people worldwide

.

   

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Khona aziza Hanna Shamoun and all Family of the Al-Sanna asheerat

Our deepest condolences to Shamasha Oshana family, friends and relatives

May God rest his soul in peace and grant him eternal life

Sincerely\\
Shimun

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Khona Aziza Jan

As always, I read your sports articles with great interest. In particular those articles which are related to our beloved Assyrian athletes who glorified the football sport in Iraq and the entire middle east.

I am just curious to find out: I am told that the late Youra Eshaya, passed away in Sweden while practicing in the soccer field!!! Is this true? do you have any information about this event?

Best wishes and regards..

Shimun

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Congratulations to Ramina and all other graduates in Samuel's family

May God bless you all..

Best regards

Shimun

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Azizi Shamasha Gewargis

First of all, I would like to remind you by our good all days and friendship during our days of the University of Mosul in the 1970s
I hope you are doing well...

I really like your suggestion to gain our rights as great Assyrian nation in our homeland.

In my opinion, we must push for an international lobby to ask for our rights through
international community, central Iraqi government and KRG 

 In addition, our political and civil organizations must unite toward this objective.
We have no other choice, but to work together to advance our sacred Assyrian cause
  I hope you can push this request through ADM leadership and encourage ADM leadership to work hard wih other Assyrian political parties toward achieving our objective   

Sincerely yours

Shimun

 

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Our beautiful language "Assyrian language" is our identity

I have the highest personal respect and grateful to H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia for his leadership and hard work for making our dreams a reality

May God bless our beloved Assyrian people worldwide and beloved ACOE

Shimun

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Khona Akhiqar

Thank you for sharing this event with us. Shlemon Bet Shmuel, is an Assyrian Icon. He is in my opinion, one the best singer/Artist our nation ever has. His songs will be cherished for generation to come

I have known khona aziza Shlemon for more than 30 years. I will always cherish our friendship

Best regards

Shimun

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Khona Aziza Jan

Indeed you make us home sick for those good all days when Assyrian players dominated the Iraqi soccer arena. We are all proud of all our players and we respect their contribution . As for Douglas Aziz, he is truly an Assyrian Icon who proudly enhanced the Assyrian name in his area and we all respect  that for sure. I remind you that Douglas soccer play style remind me so much by the German defender Franz Beckenbauer. Also our beloved  Assyrian church of the East honoured Douglas by granting him the church's highest medal by the late H.H. Mar Dinkha which took place in the Netherlands.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4vOYwm58nw
Best wishes

Shimun

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Khona aziza Jan

Shlamee am khobban am eqaran
For your information, Albert Khoshaba was well known for those who knew him as Abby Maddy È I was told that Maddy was his mothers name. Abby lived in the same area of C-2 in Habbaniya where I was born..

I have seen Abby playing in Kirkuk and I still have fond memories of his European style players.. Indeed he was a great Assyrian player that we all be proud of him

Thanks again for sharing these lovely information about our brave and great Assyrians from all walks of life who are great people and contributed for enhancing our sacred Assyrian nation
May God bless you khona okhibba Jan

Shimun


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Kohna aziza Shamasha Odisho

I am saddened by the news of passing of one of the most beloved Assyrian writer who truly devoted his time and soul toward advancing our sacred Assyrian cause.

I have known the late Ashur Bet Shlemon for more than a decade through his writings that made us all proud Assyrians

Indeed he will be missed

May Lord Jesus Christ rest his soul in peace

Sincerely

Shimun

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Azizi Jan
Soccer is my favorite sport. I played soccer back in homeland, as well as, here in Canada as a player and as a coach for young kids

  The Assyrian soccer players have contributed immensely to enhancing the reputation of he Iraqi national team for decades

I was born in Habbaniya- C-2 section. Youra's house was exactly in the same line as ours C2-46 just next to Mukhtar Murad's house
Of course, I am and always will be a great fan of all Assyrian soccer players, in particular Youra and Ammo Baba
I am blessed and am fortunate to have met Youra and Ammo Baba at least 3 times when they visited Kirkuk and played against Kirkuk soccer select team
As Assyrians, we should be proud of our history in contemporary Iraq. We have contributed richly in all walks of life in advancing the civil society of Iraq and we should always be proud of who we are..

Keep on writing khona aziza.. Memories are fond.. we must cherish and be proud of ..

Sincerely

Shimun

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Mr M. Nesko

Frankly, there is no relevancy about the action of the two Patriarchs in which they did  not send  their greetings to Assyrians worldwide about Akitu festival. I am a strong believer in he separation of church and state, hence, this step was the right step in the right direction
As it is well said in Bible:

"Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's"

For your information, just have a look at what brother lucian has  posted about the great celebration of our brave Assyrian people's celebration on our great April 01 celebration

We have been celebrating 6766 years to date and will celebrate another 6000 years of this great Assyrian festival Akitu

Long live Assyria
Long live Akitu celebration

Long live all who believe in our eternal ASSYRIA

Loyal member of the Assyrian Church of the East, YET, STRONG
supporter of ASSYRIA, now, and forever..

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Khona Jan

Aziza you always make us so happy by your article about great Assyrian ICONS: Gewargis Agasi and Ewan Agasi. I appreciate your endless love to our great Assyrian nation and beloved people. I also thank all who participated in this discussion. Keep on writing khona Aziza..

Sincerely

Shimun

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Dearest brother Khoshaba
I wish you speedy recovery.. May God bless you khona aziza

Best wishes and regards

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Dearest brother Nabil

It gives me a great pleasure to congratulate you on your book. Indeed our beloved Alqosh
deserves richly such a great name. Alqosh is "Our nation's Lions Den"
On this occasion I would like to dedicate to you and to our beloved people in great Alqosh and rest of the world a beautiful song b y Linda George

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHubd2VTllY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLxSOqAHjiE

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Helleluja... Our Lord Jesus Christ is risen

May the spirit of Easter blessings shines upon all of our beloved people in Bet Nahrain and around the world


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I am Forest Pathologist and Biotechnologist. I am joining you in celebrating the International Forestry day.

Canada is called a "Forest Nation" and I am sending you the following link to have a look at it to see all different types and regions of forests in Canada
http://www.globalforestwatch.ca/files/images/20031110A_figure1.png

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Dear Adam

Very well presentation on our beloved H.G. Mar Aprim Athniell

May God bless him for all his efforts for freeing our Assyrians brothers and sister from ISIS captivity

We are indebted  to H.G. for his hard work and dedication for his great services to our beloved ACOE and great Assyrian nation
Sincerely

Shimun

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Mr Nesko

My only question to you is: If Assyrian language and history are not valid, then why international universities teaches Assyriology and history in their universities???
you cant't twist and distort historical facts.
I refer you to contact Professor Dr. Simo Parpola to lecture you about Assyrian language and history:

Current position Professor of Assyriology at the University of Helsinki
Address Institute for Asian and African Studies
POB 59 (Unioninkatu 38 B)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Telephone 00358-9-191-22093, (fax) 00358-9-191-22094
E-mail simo.parpola@helsinki.fi
 
Also, You may want to contact University of Copenhagen in Denmark for further information
Main Fields of Study
Assyriology is the study of the languages and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia, the area that is
 Iraq and Syria
Njalsgade 140
Building 25, 2nd floor
Room 25.2.07 2300
Copenhagen S
Tel. (+45) 51 30 07 90
E-mail: tors-international@hum.ku.dk

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المنبر الحر / رد: مأساة عائلة بلو
« في: 18:10 12/03/2016  »
Azizi Rabi Sami

It is indeed a tragic to witness tha passing such a young beautiful lady. May Lord Jesus Christ bless her soul
Rest in peace


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Dearest brother Jan

As always, I enjoy reading your stories and all your adventures.

Keep on writing my dear friend..

Wish you all the best Aziza Jan

Sincerely

Shimun

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 Azizta bratet omti Ashureta DR Muna
Your article on protection of our precious Assyrian antiquities is well presented and you have addressed the legal and ethical and moral responsibilities of the authorities in Baghdad and Erbil

I suggest that you publish such documents in the regional and and international media such as newspapers and other media tools

Again, azizta Chebo and we are proud of you

Khaya ganakh

Sincerely

Shimun

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Dearest brother Jan

Wow that was great song..

Well, Assyrians forever and proud  forever to be Assyrian

As we say in Arabic Kollak Thoooooooq

and in Assyrian  Chebo khona aziza Ashuraya gabbra

Akhonokh Bèumta Ashureta

Shimun

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Azizi Rabi Antwan

   Your article on our beautiful language and the role of our beloved churches has triggered great  interest and participation by all our dearest friends worldwide. This is indeed very encouraging and stimulating topic about a major component of our existence as a great nation among other nations. I am grateful to you and all participants in the discussion, and in particular, I commend Rabi Eddie  Beth Benyamin and Rabi Mikhael Mammoo for their great contribution which richly made the topic
very interesting and productive by presenting knowledge and information


Again, thank you Rabi Antwan and all participants

Sincerely
Shimun

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I extend my congratulations to all of our people worldwide for such a great achievement .In   particular, We are grateful to H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia for his GREAT work in Australia and New Zealand. We are all proud of such a spiritual leader for establishing a "College of Assyrian Language".. Chebo Kassi.. We are proud of you and indebted to you forever for all your hard work to our beloved ACOE and great Assyrian nation

Sincerely

Shimun

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Dearest brother Jan

You reminded me by my good all days of my youth in Kirkuk

It was during one of the soccer match between the Iraqi Air Force team and Kirkuk select team

Aprim Shapira and I grew up in same district (Mahallat Shaterlo)in Kirkuk and once we heard that the Iraqi air force team was at the hotel al-khayam in Kirkuk, we (Aprim, myself and many other Assyrian friends) went to the hotel to meet Ammo Baba and Youra Eshaya. It was very memorable and fond memories.. I hope my dearest brother Aprim reads this incidence and smile!
Khonee Jony, keep on writing these memorable and fond memories.. I truly enjoy reading them. They make you attach more to your roots and home-land..

God bless azizi Jony..

Sincerely

Shimun

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Dear Mr. Lucian

Thank you for your suggestion. It is a great one and I like it

I also commend H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia and ACOE- Australia, NZ, & Lebanon Diocese for this great news. Indeed our people around the globe are interested in learning our beautifull Mother language- ASSYRIAN"


Loyal ACOE member

Shimun

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 Dear Rabi Matti

 It gives me a great pleasure and indeed an honor to read about your lecture on "Morphology of the contemporary Assyrian language".. Very informative summary you have presented here on Ankawa.Com site..

 I commend you khona aziza Matti for all your efforts in presenting your 
   lecture in our beloved city of Nohadra.. Chebo khonee mokhibba

I encourage all of our "Assyrian Intelligentsia in diaspora" to establish at least in the US a research centre and let me suggest naming it as "Centre for Assyrian Strategic Studies" so that we can get our acts together and contribute to advancing our knowledge and information in all areas of Arts, Humanities, Biological/Life Sciences etc..

Again, khona aziza Matti, I commend and congratulate you Rabi aziza for all your contributions to advance our knowledge in Assyrian language


By the way, I always cherish our friendship and fond memories of our days at the University of Mosul
   Also I noticed that one of the attendee of your lecture was our good friend Dr Pemanos Yelda Bakoz whom I remember very well when he attended University of Mosul, Department of Chemistry. So I searched University of Zakho web site and founnd his contact information. I will definitely contact him and re-kindle our communication
Sincerely
Shimun

 

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Dear brother Jon\\

   Thank you for sharing these beautiful and fond memories. As you may know, Shamasha Daniel Benyamin is my cousin "Bronet Khaltee" May God rest his soul in peace

Please, continue writing these nice memories.. I truly enjoy reading them\

Sincerely
Shimun

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To family of the late Younan Hozaya

Our deepest condolences and sympathy on passing Rabi Younan Hozaya

May God rest his soul in peace and grant him eternal life

Shimun

a

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GREAT song.. Chebo to Ogin, Sami and Frank

This song has a powerful message to all of us to take notes and work harder to advance the Assyrian cause


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May God rest his soul in peace. Our nation has lost a great giant who contributed to the advancement of our nation cause

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May God rest his soul in peace. Our deepest condolences to his family

Shimun

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Khona aziza Rabi Akhiqar

Alaha manyekhle khonokh  .. May God rest his soul in peace and grant him eternal life

Your brother

Shimun

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The honourable Minister Sargon Lazar
We were sure that you were innocent of any wrong doing. Assyrians are generally speaking honest people and fullfill their responsibility of any job. Congratulations aziza , we are happy to see you joining your family and your ' bney omtokh" with pride and honour. You make us all proud to be Assyrians

Sincerely

Shimun

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Aziza shamasha Odisho

Very happy news about the release of Minister Sargon Lazar

Congratulations to Minister, his fami;y and all Assyrians worldwide

Sincerely

Shimun

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Congratulations to Hounorable Minister Mr Sargon Lazar and his family and to all Assyrians worldwide

Indeed very happy news

God bless our great Assyrian nation and people

Shimun

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Dearest brother Jon

I have read your story with great interest

You remind me so much by my late cousin Shamasha Daniel Benyamin Shmouel; who was either killed or MIA during the bloody Iraq- Iran war

Do you know Shamasha Daniel or well known as Danny, who was shamasha in Mar Odisho church and used to live in Garaj Al Amana. His mother name is Almas who is my "khaltee"

Take care my dear friend

Sincerely

Shimun

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Congratulations on this great work. Chebo to all: First of all, our great Assyrian writer Fahed Isaac; Ashur Baba-Great organizers for melody and production; our great Assyrian producer and young film maker Frank Gilbart. To all who contributed to this outstanding song: Singers, co-singers and all who contributed to production of this wonderful work :I say Chebo and God bless you

Indeed we are blessed and proud to be part of our Etan Qadeshta Etat Madenkha

Sincerely

Shimun

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Dear Ashur

I support and agree with you suggestion about using ONE and only ONE national Assyrian anthem. I am very much in agreement with the majority of the responses about using the one by Ogin Bet Samo
Ata Ashureta

I like the great lyrics and melody as well..

I am sharing with you the following 3 clips as some of the other national anthems that are used in Assyrian gatherings and national celebration dates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUVXJVxYMII
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRK8lwSrEL0
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6GqtAwfKucA

Best regards

Shimun



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What a small world. Brother Warda was well known Assyrian in our beloved "Mahallat Shaterlo" in Kirkuk. He was well known as "Warda Hallaq" because he owned a Hairdressing store. Wow, I am sure Warda remembers me as old friends from days of Kirkuk

My very best wishes and regards to my dearest brother Warda and his family

Shimun

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Dear Jon

I like this national anthem by Ogin Bet Samo. It has great lyrics as well as melody; however, there is another one which is called "Qa Romrama" which is written by Rabi Yosip Bet Yosip which I also like. I also found a third one, see the first link below.  The BIG question now is for people must decide and select only ONE of these three as "Official National anthem for Assyria"

Best wishes and regards,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUVXJVxYMII
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRK8lwSrEL0

Shimun

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Dear Brother Farouk

As an Assyrian, it is my duty to support my fellow Assyrian regardless to whatever allegation is against him/her. We must learn from our past lessons and stand all together in supporting each other. Together we WIN; apart we FAIL>

I call upon all Assyrians to support the hounrable Minister Sargon Lazar and wish him and his family all the best. We call upon the Iraqi Civil Lawyers to be fair and tell the truth about what is happening in Iraq in particular the BIG cases of theft among former and current Iraqi ministers..

Again I stand by my fellow Assyrian, our beloved Minister Sargon Lazar

May God bless our great Assyrian nation and may God bless anyone who works for advancement of the Assyrian cause

Sincerely
Shimun

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khona aziza Rabi Antwan

As always, you bring us great topics which are relevant to our great Assyrian history

Indeed Dr Fraidon Atuarya is one of greatest martyrs who sacrificed his life for our survival as a great nation among other nations

I commend you sir for your article. Chebo khona aziza
A film about the late Dr Fraidon Aturaya was completed and the title of the film is

A Man before his time
Here is the clip about the film



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlnA2THB5hk
I dedicate the following song to you and all beloved assyrian people
A song that written it's lyrics by the late Dr Fraidon Aturaya Qalat Qarna
https://youtu.be/9ylyPpQjkVI

Also I am sending you another song written by Fraidon Aturaya- Ya nihsra Tkhoumeh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XvRv8jYEr4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hphjl-y9C4c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmL39at5TzM

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Aziza Rabi Antwan

I share your concern about the current status of our people who are displaced in Northern part of Iraq

Indeed I am also concern about this problem. I suggest that our church leaders, political parties and other organizations to interfer and help  our people. In particular, our organizations should provide incentives and encourage our youth to
 establish families and give birth to childerns

In addition, I suggest that our churches and leaders to organize workshop to discuss the importance of families as they are the corner stones of our building our nation

Again, khona aziza Antwan, thank you so very much for sharing this very important topic. I hope we ALL can suggest ideas and solutions for this problem

Keep up the great work in writing important topics that are relevant to advancing our nation
\
God bless you khona aZIZA

Shimun

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Dearest brother and Rabi aziza Antwan- Assyrian's nation greatest writer

It is indeed very sad to witness the brtual killing of our Assyrian brothers from Syria

May God rest their souls in peace

Sincerely

Shimun

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Dearest brother Rabi Khoshaba
I have read your article with mixed feelings

First of all, I would like to thank each and everyone of those 500-700 brave Assyrians
who attended the holy mass in Mart Maryam church in Baghdad

Now, that our Holy father H.H. Mar Gewargis III Slewa is with you all, we pray to all our beloved brethern living in Iraq safety and may God bless you all for keeping your presence in our beloved Bet Nahrain. As I said ealier, my mixed feelings about your article is beacuse our number is decreasing in our homeland while staying put and keeping strong attachment to our homeland is the key for our survival as a great nation among other nations.

You have taken me back to fond memories during the historic visit of the late H.H. Mar .
Shimun - Our nation and church's martyr to Iraq in 1970
Our Assyrian Student Association at the University of Mosul decided to visit Baghdad and we took a train from Mosul to Baghdad to attend and greet H.H. Mar Shimun and it was indeed very fond memories. I, for one, was surprised by masses of Assyrians from all over Iraq who were on both sides of the street from Bahdad airport to Presidential palace. Ineed it was a historic visit, yet a determination for Assyrians to stay in Iraq Again my dearest brother Khoshaba, I commend you on this and other outstanding articles that you wite on Ankawa.Com

You, SIR are an "Assyrian Icon"

God bless you khona aziza

Sincerely

Shimun

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Azizta Suad

Very beautiful "Tarteela"
Chebo azizta for this nice "Tarteela" dedicated to our beloved Patriarch H.H. Mar Gewargis III Slewa

I wish you all the best and may God bless you

Shimun

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His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Slewa
Patriarch Assyrian Church of the East
Barekh Mar Kassi

We are jubilant for your consecration as our beloved 121st Patriarch of our Assyrian Church of the East

Your current leadership of one of the most historical church in the world (Seleucia- Ctesiphon) which is also known as the "Church of the Martyrs" will re-affirm our believes in our Christ teachings and our brave and great ASSYRIA nation
  We wish you all the best as our great Patriarch. May Lord Jesus Christ bless you and may his spirit be with you and upon our great Assyrian nation and people worldwide

Sincerely yours

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service, Vancouver Island, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
 

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Dearest brother and great Assyrian writer Antwan Al Sana
I commend you on this very informative artilce. Chebo khona aziza

I always read your articles with great interest

I look forward to reding section 3 of this article

God bless you aziza khona Antwan

Shimun

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to Catholicos-Patriarch Elect of the Assyrian Church of the East

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Catholicos-Patriarch Elect of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Gewargis Sliwa.

His Eminence Mar Gewargis Sliwa

Catholicos-Patriarch Elect

Assyrian Church of the East

Your Eminence,

Please accept my cordial greetings with your election as Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

You have been entrusted to perform your Primatial ministry in a time of great tribulations that have befallen the ancient land of Mesopotamia. Terrible sufferings have been inflicted on the Assyrian people, as already occurred in the past. Many of its sons and daughters have died or lost their homes; ancient shrines, churches and whole cities and towns have been destroyed.

You have firsthand knowledge of this tragedy, since the territories where the flame of war has been kindled are a part of the Metropolia of Baghdad, which you have headed for many years. It is important that with your election, the See of Assyrian Patriarchs is again relocated to Mesopotamia, its original place.

I hope for the development of good relations established between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East under your late predecessor, His Holiness Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV. His radiant image lives in my soul, and I cherish recollections of our last meeting in Moscow in May last year, in which you also took part.

I wish you good health and spiritual strength in your future ministry. I also wish the soonest restoration of peace and prosperity to the Assyrian people.

With love in the Lord,

+KIRILL

PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA

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Pope Francis sends greetings and prayers to newly elected Assyrian patriarch

The former metropolitan of Iraq, Jordan and Russia was elected patriarch last week

Pope Francis expressed his joy and “prayerful solidarity” to the new head of the Assyrian Church of the East, 73-year-old Catholicos Gewargis III.

The former metropolitan of Iraq, Jordan and Russia was elected patriarch on September 18 by members of the Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East. He was scheduled to be consecrated on September 27 in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Irbil, Iraq.

In a telegram sent to the new patriarch, the Pope said: “It is my prayer that your holiness may be an inspirational pastor for the flock entrusted to your care and an untiring builder of peace and harmony, serving the common good and the good of the entire Middle East.”

The Vatican released a copy of the telegram on Monday.

The Pope wrote that he was praying for “all who suffer because of the tragic situation in the Middle East, especially our Christian brothers and sisters and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. With you, I ask the Lord to grant them strength so that they may persevere in their Christian witness.”

Pope Francis expressed his gratitude “for the bonds of fraternity between the Catholic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East, I hope and pray that our continuing friendship and dialogue may be further developed and deepened.”

Catholicos Gewargis was born on November 23, 1941, in Habbaniya, Iraq, and studied at the University of Baghdad. He was consecrated metropolitan of Iraq, Jordan and Russia in 1981 in Chicago by his predecessor, the late Catholicos Dinka IV.

The new patriarch succeeds Catholicos Dinkha, who died March 26 in Rochester, Minnesota, at the age of 79. The Iraqi-born Catholicos Dinkha was the first patriarch to be elected; traditionally, succession was from uncle to nephew.

Because of political instability in Iraq, Catholicos Dinkha moved the patriarchal see in 1980 from its ancestral homeland in modern-day Iraq to suburban Chicago in the United States, where a growing diaspora community was located.

The majority of the Assyrian Church of the East’s faithful lives in the diaspora, mostly in the US — about 300,000 — but also in Australia and Europe.

Although the Assyrian Church of the East is not in communion with any other churches, either Catholic or Orthodox, Catholicos Dinkha was a strong promoter of unity as he led the church for 39 years.

The Church of the East and the Roman Catholic Church have a long-standing theological dialogue. Catholicos Dinkha and St John Paul II signed in 1994 the “Common Christological Agreement between the Church of the East and the Roman Catholic Church,” which expressed the two churches’ common faith in Christ’s incarnation.

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Glory to God, our great Assyrian nation and beloved Assyrian people are celebrating worldwide for electing a new "Patriarch for our beloved Assyrian Church of the East- H.H. Mar Gewargis III Slewa

HallelujA

 

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GREAT song.. I love this song Nina O Nineveh

Congratulations to our beloved Assyrian singer Nawfal Shamoun

Chebo khona aziza Nawfal  .. Wish you all the best

Shimun

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H.H. Mar Gewargis III Slewa

Assyrians and all other christinas brothers and sisters worldwide are jubilant today for your selection as our beloved "Patriarch, Assyrian  Church of the East"

It is with great pleasure your holiness, I extend my sincere congratulations to you,  our beloved ACOE, Assyrian people worldwide and all Christians for leading our beloved church
May God bless you as our spiritual leader

Shimun



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Chebo azizta Dr Muna

We are proud of you

Thank you for your firm stands on our rights

Khayat azizta Dr Muna

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Congratulations to Dr. Khalid Danno and his lovely family

Indeed we are proud of Dr. Khalid for his achivement of PhD degree

All the best to Dr Khalid and his family

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Senior Research Scientist & Adjunct Professor
Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, BC

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Azizi Rabi Antwan

I commend you on your informative article. This information is highly valuable for all Assyrians and non-Assyrians to take note about Assyrian political parties and their activities worldwide

Job very well done aziza Rabi Antwan

Chebo

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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On (August 7) Assyrians will remember their martyrs who sacrificed their lives for sake of our survival as a great nation among a other nations

The New Assyrian - Poem by Ninos Aho
From the heart of fire
From the depths of eternity
From under the rocks to the peak of the mountain
From the words of the clouds in the heavens
A New Assyrian is born
From the burden of thousands of years
From hunger and thirst and destitution
From the lies of history
From the merchants of goals and nation, today he is free
For the deniers of rights
For the oppressors of nations
His greeting is a bullet and a bomb
And for those who forsake him, he has more
If you ask him where he is from, or to which church he belongs
He will answer you honestly,
'I am not Tyaraya and not Tkhomnaya,
I am not a son of the valleys nor a son of the mountains,
A Jacobite, a Chaldean, a Nestorian and a Presbyterian also I am not'
And with a firm voice he will tell you,
'I am an Assyrian'
He does not care how he lives, what he wears, and where he dies
And following in his footsteps, a new armed generation
Will come and speak the truth.
With his heart on his sleeve and his book always with him

preaching the nature and existence of Assyria
By force and by blood, and in the name of Ashur, he declares,
'Me? I was born before the earth and the sun
I existed before time; there is no death for me, nor end
I am Assyria's star, shining in the sky between the two rivers

I am the god Ashur,
I turn the wheel of time
I was the torch of light guiding the people of the world,
Is it true that today I do not exist and I am slowly vanishing?
No and one thousand no's!
Assyria endures and time will be silenced
Assyria endures and history will bow
Assyria endures and its tower will rise
Assyria endures and will never fall'
Ninos Aho

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Great spiritual and religious teaching gathering for our beloved Assyrian youth

May God bless them all and their spiritual leaders

These lovely youth are indeed our future leaders for beloved Assyrian nation and the great Assyrian Church of the East

Sincerely
Shimun

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المنبر الحر / رد: وداعا يا اختي
« في: 18:30 09/07/2015  »
My dearest brother Nabeel
Our deepest condolences to your late sister's family and to your family.
May God rest your sister's soul in peace.

Alaha manyekhla go nohra we perdaisa

Your brother from days of the University of Mosul

Shimun

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Dear all readers and contributors to this courage's call by H.B. Mar Lewis Rophael I Sako for unity of the Eastern churches. I commend his call for this unity and ask all beloved people of our Eastern churches to pray for H.B. and all clergies of all the 3 eastern churches to give them strength , love and guidance in these critical times of our churches and people for sake of our survival as a strong nation among other nations. We are proud "Indigenous people of our beloved Beth Nahrain" and we must preserve our history, heritage and culture. Our Eastern churches have played a major role in supporting this and thus we are responsible to support our spiritual leaders to do their best in uniting our churches. In my opinion, in unity there is POWER and in this time of our history we need desperately this power to survive in our homeland.

Having said that, there is ONE "SENSITIVE ISSUE" which may or may not be a stumbling block  toward achieving this unity and that is following "Roman Catholic church in ROME". This issue as I said may be sensitive for both Assyrian church of the East and Ancient Church of East.

But my question is (since I am a loyal follower of the ACOE), What is the goal of "Christological Understanding with Roman Catholic Church "?? I hope if this someone can answer me

Again as it is said "Together WE WIN, Apart we Fail

May God bless our people and churches with all their denominations

Shimun
"!!!!   " .  ====   

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H.G. Dr. Mar Emmanuel Yousip, beloved Bishop of Canada, Assyrian Church of the East, barekh mar kasi
I would like to express my personal highest congratulations to you for earning a Ph.D degree.


Thank you so very much for your spiritual leadership and your guidance for our beloved Assyrian people in Canada and worldwide

Sincerely yours,

Shimun
S

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Congratulations DR Johnny Barwari. You make us all proud by earning a Ph.D degree in Nutrition

Job well done and I commend Dr Johnny

Khaya ganokh khona aziza

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Congratulations Dr. Ashur

I wish you all the best aziza Dr. Ashur...Marya na6errokh khona

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Let's hope for the best.  It has been almsot 50 years of separation. We are Assyrians who belive in our great nation. We hope our clregies from both sides to work hard and unite these sisters churches for sake of our suvival as a nation and for sake of our future generation

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Chebo to each and everyone who made this fantastic work

I am proud of all of you

Khaya omtan Ashureta Qadeshta

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Thank you khona Aziza Qasho for sharing this great report with us. Indeed we will miss our beloved the late H.H. Mar Dinkha. May Lord Jesus Christ rest his soul in peace and grant him eternal peace

Shimun

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I would like to wish our brother Habib Tomy speedy recovery and wish him all the best

May God bless him

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Dear Teery

You took me back more than 40 years!!!!

Well, I was a student at the University of Mosul- College of Agriculture & Forestry in Hammam Al-Alil, Mosul. During this period I remember very well that we had a very active "Assyrian Students organization which had a religious cover called "Nadwat Al-Eman". We used to meet once a week on Friday's in a church in Dawassa called "Umm Al-Ma3ona". Also, I would like to refer to our mentor and adviser during this period which was the late Dr. Yousif Habbi (RIP), a great mentor, philosopher and true spiritual leader. One of the Ankawa. Com reader is my brother Nabil Damman was also with us and he still uses Ankawa.com site. He can add more memories about this era and time of
.  our life at the university of Mosul.

Also, we were very active in pursuing the establishment of "Assyrian Cultural Club- Nineveh Branch". There were many people if I can re-call including the late Akhsheresh Youash who was in the college of Engineering who has a brother-in-law who was very active in this regard. As well as , there were many others including Enwiya Odisho who was in the College of Engineering- Dept. of Architecture, Dr. Odisho B. Khoshaba (currently and M.D. in Chicago"..as well as, Dr. Farid Neesan an M.D. in the Military Hospital in Mosul and the list is long .. but to make the story short, YES, indeed we as active students at the university of Mosul, we did apply to the "Assyrian Cultural Club/ HQ-Baghdad" to give us the permission to be another branch in Nineveh,. but we were faced by stiff rejection by the Iraqi Estikhbarat and ".. I was told that few names that I mentioned were also called to "Modeyereyat Al-Amn Al-3mm" for checking about the objectives for establishing the club..
Well, great fond memories from my days of youth and beautiful Umm Al-Rabe2yan- Tho mother of TWO springs..
Shimun

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Khona Teery

You draw my attention in your article to following statement:

وقمت بابلاغ احد الاصدقاء في لجنة الشباب الاشوري في كنيسة مار عوديشو وكان في الان نفسه عضوا في الحزب وهو الاخ المفقود في حرب العراقية الايرانية الشماس دانيال بنيامين، بشكوكي حول الشخص وعلينا ان نكون حذرين منه
The late Shamasha Daniel Benyamen is my first cousin "Bronet Khaltee". My question to ?you is: was my "bronet khaltee" a member of the Assyrian Patriotic Party?
If so, this is the first time that I know about it


May God rest his soul in peace. I missed him so dearly

Sincerely

Shimun

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Dear Shamasha Sami

I commend you for your very inspiring article. I was truly touched by the meaning and the concept of your message. Indeed, the late H.H. Mar Dinkha Was truly a great spiritual leader who touched the hearts of millions of Assyrians worldwide

We will miss him so dearly

May Lord Jesus Christ rest his soul and grant him eternal peace

Sincerely ,

Shimun

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Happy Easter to all

Very interesting and informative article khona Ashur

Indeed, the late H.H. Mar Dinkha was truly a great Assyrian who devoted all his life working hard toward advancing the Assyrian cause and our beloved Assyrian Church of the East

May God rest his soul in peace

God bless our great Assyrian nation and beloved ACOE

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Thank you brother Eddie for providing these historical documentations. Frankly my dear, we don't have to give proof to anyone about our truly "SACRED" Identity- The Brave Assyrians. This scared name is, was and continue to be the "SOUL" of our great Assyrian nation and beloved Assyrian church of the East

ASSYRIA is eternal and is the SOUL of our beloved Assyrian Church of the East ..

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Our nation and beloved ACOE has lost a great spiritual leader. May Lord rest his soul in peace. He will be missed so much

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Well put brother Nabil. I join you in calling on all peace loving nations to help our beloved people in Syria

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Dearest brother Aprim, my friend from days of youth in Kirkuk

I commend you for this very interesting and informative article. I specifically read your article with great interest. I agree with you 100% that we must separate the church from state
 
In our Assyrian history, we suffered from many setbacks, but we always as a nation bounced back and we are still alive and survived many genocides against our beloved
..people and great Assyrian nation

"??I always ask myself, where are our "Assyrian Intelengicia"??

Why are they silent and are not working hard and contributing toward advancing the
Assyrian cause??

I challenge all fellow Professionals, Professors, Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers Teachers,
 etc.. etc.. to get their acts together for sake our survival as a nation and for sake of our childerns, and come generation..

Assyria is eternal
..

Sincerely your friend

Shimun, from Kirkuk ..


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Dear Dr. Robin Bet Shmuel

It give me a great pleasure to congratulate you on your great achievement. Your Doctorate degree in our beautiful Assyrian language is a great contribution to our nation, people and other nations.  I wish you all the best

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Dear brother Ashur Bet Shlemon
Thank you for sharing this information with us. Indeed it makes us all proud by the greatness of our forefathers and their contributions to mankind and current civilizations.

As for others who are still in denial about their identity, I simply tell them read the  history of the Assyrians and their contributions .
Also, I am wondering as why these people "Fear" the name "Assyrians"??!!!! They should be proud of this sacred name

Again, khona Ashur, please, continue writing about the Assyrian history. I just love it

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Senior Research Scientist & Professor


   

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Congratulations Dr. Deyar Asmaro. Wish you all the best in your professional career

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May God rest his soul in peace. He comes from a great Assyrian family in Mosul. During my University of Mosul days, I had the honour to know his late father Rabi Zaya who was truly a brave Assyrian

Again, my deep condolences to his family and entire Bobo family worldwide

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May God rest H.B. Mar Narsai soul in peace. Our deep condolences to Ancient Church of the East and beloved Assyrians

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Thank you so very much Mr. Kamal Yaldo for sharing this information about Professor Dr. Abdul Karim Toma with us. It is with my great pleasure and honor to have known of Dr. Toma about his great contribution to Agriculture and Forestry in Iraq. What makes his professional career so close to my heart, because I have similar research interests in Forest Sciences. Please, give Dr. Toma my best wishes and regards and my personal highest respect. Indeed  the sons and daughters of our nation  have contributed immensely to well being of mankind and to science and other areas of technologies. r


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Congratulations to Alexander and the entire Mammoo Family. Wish you all the best in your professional career. Chebo aziza

..


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To Al-Malih Family

Our nation has lost a great man who has contributed to our Literatures. May God rest his soul in peace and may God grant him eternal life

Shimun

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Azizi Khona Sami

I read your article with great interest. I commend you for this outstanding information. Chebo khona aziza

I was very much touched by your following paragraph:

القوش عبق التاريخ وعطره الفواح، تخلدت لتبقى شاهد على امجاد الاجداد في نينوى واشور، وامتدت على مر العصورلتحتضن وتحافظ على كنيستنا المشرقية المقدسة واصالتها، ثرية بارثها الكنسي وتراثه، ومباركة برفات قديسيها الذين عجت بهم صوامع دير الربان هرمز الخالد

your brother

Shimun

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أدب / رد: في البدء كان اشور
« في: 08:30 17/05/2014  »
Khona Aziza Polis

great poem

Khayet khona ashuraya yadeda...

Shimun 

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Congratulations to Rena and her parents for this great achivement. Job very well done.. I wish you all the best

Shimun

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Dear Rabi Michael Mammo

I commend you sir for your excellent article. . Let us all celebrate April 21st as the "Assyrian Language Day", in which we all can be proud of our mother language which is so rich in all areas of life. Again, Rabi, I say unto you in Assyrian language "Chebo Khona"..

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Our deepest condolonsces to the Chaldean Catholic Church and all our people worldwide.. May God rest his soul in peace

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SPECIAL NOTE TO Rabi Yousip Esho Warda

Azizi Rabi Yousip

I hope all is well with you khona and old friend from days of Kirkuk

I am Simon "Shimun" Francis Shamoun who used to live in "mahallat Sha6erlo" next to your dear friend's house Rabi Esho "Shimun" Chano

I hope you remember me now!!!

At any rate, It was so nice to see you leading the slate of Abna2 Al Nahren.. I wish you and colleauges all the best in the up-coming Iraqi election

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Khona Aziza Sami

Great article. Our so called politicians are all bankrupt and have nothing to offer to our people and nation. I call upon all beloved Assyrians worldwide to boycott this non-sense election and let these losers politicians go and find real job and work with dignity.. Shame on all who are calling themselves  our people's representatives.


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The late Dr. Donny George (RIP), was born as an "Assyrian= Ashouri", lived and dedicated his life for his great Assyrian nation, and died as a martyr of the Assyrian nation. What is the "Sumerian label" has to do with Dr. George!!!!!!


وينقل عن الراحل قوله : ( إنا الآشوري المسيحي، وجميع أجدادي عاشوا في بلاد ما بين النهرين، والآن في العراق، من العصور القديمة من الآشوريين، وأكثر من خمسة آلاف سنة مضت، ولقد كرست حياتي للعمل وخدمة شعبي وبلادي بشرف والموالاة، لأن هذه هي بلادي).

د. عبدالاحد متي دنحا

Dr. Donny George, will always be in our hearts and minds for he has dedicated his life for preaching about the great civilizations that our Assyrian forefathers have given to current civilization of the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Dr61NL_h0

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Congratulations Rabi Matti for this great Assyrian-Arbaic- Englis Dictionary. I commend you sir for all your efforts .. Job very well done khona aziza. Chebo

Shimun (Your old friend from days of The University of Mosul)

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Best wishes and regards to all our beloved bney omti in Sweden.

I hope that our brother Dr. Leon Barkho is in great spirit and well..

Best regards

Shimun

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Dear Brother Sami Bello

I commend you for your very interesting article. You have given a reader a detail analysis on the current situation of our people and the so called Assyrian political parties and their role in displacement and miserable situation of our people. Since 2003, in my opinion, I did NOT notice any substantial contribution by our political parties. They simply did NOT deliver anything to our beloved people and they did NOT advance the "Assyrian Cause". They missed a golden opportunity to work on behalf of our people, but decided to work for their own personal well being. It is so sad situation that these political parties have lost touch with our people, hence our people lost trust in their leadership.

Again, I wish you all the best in writing more articles in the near future on topics relevant to accelerating the "Assyrian Cause" in our homeland..

Sincerely yours

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Senior Reserach Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Sevice & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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Dear Jalila Younan

You have drawn with your great words a very beuatiful picture of your village. However, this nice picture was damaged by bunch of terrorists who have no respect for life and nature and peace. It reminds so much by my fond memories in the 1970s in Sarsank.

Great job.. Keep on writing, I like your vision and writing..

Simon

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Dearest brother Eddie

Likewise, I wish you and your family a blessed, and merry CHRISTmas, and happy and productive new year-'14

All the best to you and our beloved Assyrian nation and people..

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Thank you Eddie for sharing this beautiful "sogheeta" with us.. God bles you and your family khona aziza

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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G'day khona aziza Shamasha Sami

Great thoughts and wise words for all to take notes and learn from them..

Chebo khona aziza

Wish you a blessed and merry CHRISTmas and happy and productive new year-'14

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Dear Rabi Daniel
Great analyses .. I truly enjoy your writings on our glorious Church of the East.. May God bles you aziza Rabi, khona mokhibba and khora men yomanet Kirkuk

Sincerely your old friend

Shimun

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Congratulations Ms. Hana Edward. We are proud of you. I wish you all the best  in advancing your noble mission

Sincerely  yours

Simon Francis Shamoun

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Dearest brother Eddie

shlama omtanaya qablon khona Aziza
Thank you so very much for writing the lyrics of my favourite song in our beautiful Assyrian language

I, personally, consider this song as one of the best and should be used as an "Assyrian national anthem". Although, the song of "Romrama" which written by our beloved poet Yosip Bet Yosip is great too, but Ogin's song is more "nationalistic" and get to your mind and soul and reflect the aspiration of our beloved Assyrians worldwide.

again, Chebo khonee Eddie for keeping us up-dated on so many Assyrians fronts.. God bless you khona..

Shimun

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Dearest brother Rabi Antwan Sana

I commend you for your honesty in writing the truth about our history. Keep sharpening your pencil and keep on writing about our Assyrian martyrs

At this time, I dedicate this song by Ogin Bet Samo "Ata d"ASHURAYEH"  " to the soul of late H. H. Mar shimun,  our beloved Assyrian Church of the East and all nation's martyrs .  H.H. Mar Eshai Shimun, will forever remain the symbol of resistance and Assyrian struggle

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMmk2D0CKVA

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Great indeed

I like the one  by H.B. Mar Meelis Zaya..

Shimun

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His Holiness Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII was the Catholicos Patriarch of the Church of the East, the Supreme Head of the Church and its Universal Pastor and the 119th Patriarch

Reference: Mar Shimun.Com.

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لقاء نوهدرا الاسترالية مع غبطة المطران مار ميلس حول ذكرة استشهاد الشهيدمار إيشاي شمعون ٢٣ بطريارك كنيسة المشرق الاشورية سنة ١٩٧٥




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Khona Aziza Rabi Antwan Sana

Excellent article.. I truly enjoyed reading the chronology of the events which resulted in a very sad day in the history of our great Nation. The late H.H. Mar Eshai Shimun, Martyr of our nation and beloved Assyrian Church of the East will always be in our thoughts and prayers for his sacrifices and dedication for enhancing the visibility of the Assyrian cause.

My God rest H.H. Mar Shimun's soul in peace. The memory of the late H.H. Mar Eshai Shimun be as a symbol of the Assyrian struggle now and forever

Alaha manyekh qadeshoto Mar Eshai Shimun

Sincerely yours,

Shimun     ==

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Khona aziza Dr. Odisho Malko

You make us all proud to be Assyrians and sons and daughters of a great nation-Assyria.

May God bless our greatest nation Assyria and beloved Assyrians worldwide.

Long live Assyria- Tahya Bilad Ashur  

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Congratulations to my dearest friend Rabi Soro Soro for this great achivement.

Assyrians worldwide are proud of you aziza Rabi Soro for your great career in mentoring young generation. As a leader and a teacher,  you have a great respect from your peers and students. Your legacy will always be shining among these young generation and future leaders..

Khayet and chebo khona Rabi Soro\

With my best wishes and regards

Shimun

Shlami to my dearest friends Dr. William Eshaya Odisho (Deputy Iraqi Representative to UN, and I am proud of you khona)  , and Mr. Yosip Yosip (khezma wish you all the best

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Dear Rabi Daniel Shamoun

It is with great pleasure to read your article and the clarification. I commend you Rabi for this excellent information

Sincerely yours

Your friend and classmate from days of Kirkuk High School
Shimun

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Congratulations Dr. Thekra David. Job very well done. I wish you all the best

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Dearest Rabi Narsai

It gives me a great pleasure to extend to you and your paretns my congratulations on your earning a second Master degree in Theological Studies.

You have always made us so proud by the youth vitality in serving our beloved ACOE and and our brave Assyrian nation

May God bless aziza Rabi

Please, give my best regards to your respected father Dr. David Youkhana\\

Shimun

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GREAT... I am very proud of our spiritual leader H.H. Mar Dinkha. Also, we are proud of H.B. Mar Meelis for his vital vision and leadership for ACOE..

May Lord bless ACOE and all clergies for all the work and sacrifices for our beloved Assyrians worldwide

Loyal ACOE servant
Shimun

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Chebo to all.. Khayetoon Assyrians of The Netherlands "Holland

We are proud of you and all your work in enhancing the Assyrian visibility around the world. Again, CHEBO

SHIMUN"

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Dear Dr. Leon Barkho

I join you in expressing my personal highest respect and admiration for H.B. Mar Lewis Rophael The First Sako for his vital vision in calling for the unity of our church of East. His latest communication with H.H. Mar Dinkha, Patriarch Assyrian Church of the East is very encouraging and We look forward to this sacred unity

Also, the brotherly reception of bishop Ramzi gharmo by the ACOE and Assyrians headed by H.G. Mar Odesho in Sweden is another sign of brotherhood , unity and love to each other as sons and daughters of ONE nation and ONE glorious Church of the East

Sincerely yours,

Simon

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YA Mr. Polis

These are NOT my writings. This is an article written by Mr Fred Aprim which was published in Zinda Magazine in 2003

I leave the readers do their own conclusion. I really don't care about you or your entire family
I do care about my nation for sure

I will NEVER ever write any respond to your future writings, because you do not deserve it at all

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The Legacy of Malik Khoshaba Yousip & Yousip Malik Khoshaba
By Fred Aprim
Source: Zinda 2003
Lately, certain attempts have been made to rewrite the legacy of malik* Khoshaba Yousip and his son Yousip (Joseph) malik Khoshaba Yousip.
Before we proceed, it is worth mentioning that the term "malik" is an Assyrian hereditary title that is given to heads of tribes. Although Khoshaba was known as malik Khoshaba and his son as malik Yousip, many familiar with the Assyrian history stress that both father and son acquired the title "malik" later in life and not because their family came from a tribal head.
The Article
The rewriting of the legacy of the father and, or, the son started a while back, however it remained as scattered verbal attempts. The written attempts began, as it seems, with an article about Yousip Khoshaba in Syriac, which appeared on page 32 of Nineveh Magazine, third Qtr., vol. 23, No. 3, 2000, originated by a so-called Assyrian Preparatory Committee in the Diaspora. I do not believe that publishing that article in Nineveh magazine reflected the views of that well-respected magazine about the person in question, but the opinion of its Syriac section editor, who in my opinion did not have all the facts straight.
The article included much untruthful and deceptive information. First, the article claimed that Yousip Khoshaba was elected by heads of church and tribes as “archana d' Atouraye” and then as the official head of the Assyrians after the death of his father malik Khoshaba in 1952 (some records indicate 1954). The question is who were these claimed heads of church and maliks who elected Yousip as so. The truth is that it was the Iraqi government, which was behind such appointments. Secondly, the article claimed that in 1964, Assyrians elected Yousip as “archana” for them (i.e. their head or representative)! Again, who were the Assyrians who elected Yousip as such? Thirdly, the article claimed that Yousip was elected around 1999 as president of a mysterious ‘Assyrian Supreme Committee' by the so-called Assyrian Preparatory Committee in Diaspora to demand national rights for Assyrians in Iraq . They claimed that they selected Yousip since he was a son of one of the great Assyrian heads (referring to malik Khoshaba). One might wonder, what is the background of this preparatory committee and who gave it the authority to elect Assyrian representatives and who was behind it? Some have linked William Shawil with this preparatory committee, however, that has not been verified by this author. Many argue that the Iraqi government was behind this process, which wanted to undermine the progress of the Assyrian national movement in Iraq ?
Yousip malik Khoshaba was born in 1914. In 1918, he joined the Mar Toma ( St. Thomas ) Jacobite School in Mosul . In 1928, he joined the Iraqi Military College from which he graduated in 1934/1935 as an officer in the Iraqi Calvary Division. He advanced in the ranks of the army until 1960 when he retired as Colonel. Yousip Khoshaba died in Baghdad in June 2000.
Assyrians who lived in Iraq during the period 1960 to 2000 know well the unpatriotic role and divisionism that Yousip Khoshaba played. He was a person who worked faithfully for implementing the policies of the Iraqi government. He was behind the persecution of many Assyrians in Iraq during the height of the turbulence, which shock and ultimately divided the Church of the East. When the Church of the East adapted the Gregorian calendar, Yousip was a major player in the very unfortunate events that led to the split in the Church in 1968. He was a pro-Iraqi government in every sense of the word throughout his life. It is unbelievable how today few are trying to glorify him or his father for that matter.
The Documented Accounts
Nobody can deny the heroic role malik Khoshaba Yousip played during World War I and the immediate following years. However, and as they say, people change and so did malik Khoshaba when he began to take part in the Assyrians' communications with the Iraqi government regarding the Assyrians settlement in late 1920s. In June 1932, all Assyrian maliks, including malik Khoshaba, many clergymen, and notables met in Sar Amadiya and agreed to send the Late Patriarch Mar Eshai Shimun to Geneva to represent the Assyrians in the League of Nations (replaced later with the United Nations). It was malik Khoshaba among few others who supplied the Iraqi government, immediately after that meeting, with a letter, which was used by the Iraqi representative in the League to undermine the representation and authority of the patriarch. It was in that letter where malik Khoshaba claimed that Assyrians were happy in Iraq with the treatment of the Iraqi government and that the patriarch was not their representative. That letter and the stand of malik Khoshaba was one of the main reasons for the failure of the Assyrian mission in the League. Malik Khoshaba died in 1952 and his son Yousip Khoshaba took over and followed in his father's footsteps.
Below are seven references (A – G) about the father and the son:
A. Malik Khnoshaba was born as a member of the Church of the East. It seems that he had joined the Presbyterian Church just before the Great War. After the Great War, he had gotten in serious trouble with the Iraqi government when he murdered his own wife and child and escaped to Turkey . However, he was pardoned later and returned to Iraq . Giwargis Bet Benyamin, an Assyrian author, writes that when malik Khoshaba realized that the Presbyterian Missionaries would not be able to destroy the Church of the East, he converted to Catholicism while in Mosul . The destruction of the Church of the East by Catholicism was progressing, and that was the reason why Khoshaba joined it; he wanted to be part of the process. In 1932, the Iraqi government supported Khoshaba and his group and succeeded through the latter's infamous letter to destroy the Assyrian national cause in Iraq . During the twenty years, from 1933 to 1952, the Iraqi governments recognized malik Khoshaba as head of the Assyrians in Iraq , yet he accomplished nothing except creating more divisions among the Assyrians.
Source: Giwargis Bet Benyamin d' Asheeta. “Reshanoota d' Atourayeh d' doora d' Isri” (Assyrians' Leadership in the 20th Century). In Syriac. Chicago : 1987, pp. 43-54
B. The Assyrian heads and notables gathered in Sar Amadiya in mid 1932. They agreed unanimously to send the Mar Eshai Shimun (the Patriarch) to Geneva to present the Assyrian case to the League of Nations . This was vital before the termination of the British Mandate over Iraq was announced and the admittance of Iraq in the League became a reality. The Assyrians were concerned that if the Assyrian issue was not resolved before the admittance of Iraq into the League, they would face great danger under a non-supervised Arab government. Malik Khoshaba was one of the attendees in that meeting. After the meeting, he had contacted the Iraqi government and generated a letter in which he and few others had denied the representation of the Patriarch.
Yusuf Malek, a member of the Chaldean Catholic Church, writes that in return for malik Khoshaba's dirty work:
“Khoshaba was promised to be made "Sheik ul-Mashayikh" of the Assyrians, if he were to consent to the Dashtazi settlement scheme; his son, Yusuf, a student in the military school, was to be promoted to the rank of an officer; his second son Daud was to be made a police officer; other relatives were to have access to government posts in preference to the other "obstinate" Assyrians; and his son-in-law, Lazard, was to be made Mudir Nahiyah of Dohuk.”
Yusuf Malek continues to state that for these privileges, malik Khoshaba, and his group, was asked by the government to:
Renounce the Mar Shimun.
Deny their complaints made to the League of Nations against the Iraqi government.
Agree to the Dashtazi settlement a one-eyed project.
Sign documents proposed from time to time by government officials stating that the government was benevolent and was affording the Assyrians the best treatment.”
Source: Yusuf Malek. "The British Betrayal of the Assyrians." New Jersey : The Kimball Press, 1935, p. 221
C. After the death of malik Khoshaba in 1952, the Iraqi government brought his son Yousip malik Khoshaba and made him the head of the Assyrians in Iraq . The son did yet greater damages throughout his life till his death in June 2000.
Bet Benyamin adds that what Yousip did to the Church of the East in Iraq in the period from 1960 to 2000 is known well to Assyrians involved in the Church of the East and national affairs. When the Church of the East decided to adopt the Gregorian Calendar in the early 1960 in order to be in concert with the majority of the Christian world, Yousip fluxed his muscles. He gathered a gang around himself and stood against the church leaders and the switch of the church. One wonders why! Why would Yousip care whether the Church of the East uses the Eastern or the Gregorian Calendar? It just boggles any man's mind since Yousip was not a member of the Church of the East; he was a Presbyterian! When the Assyrians thought of building a church in Mosul and began raising money, Yousip wrote to a clergyman: “You go ahead collect the money but you will not decide where it will be built!” The Assyrians had picked a very suitable place close to where many of the Assyrians had resided, but Yousip because of his influence with the government rejected the location. He wanted to build it in the middle of a Moslem neighborhood! Bet Benyamin wonders, why do people meddle in issues not relating to them? Why did Yousip continue to act in such manner?
Bet Benyamin continues to state that Yousip malik Khoshaba was a member of the Iraqi Armed Forces with great influence and connections. He used this power to terrorize every Church of the East clergyman who did not agree with his opinion. It reached a point where he took many of the Assyrian clergymen to State Courts where they were insulted and called degrading names by his own people or allies, a humiliation to the Church of his ancestors. Because of his position in the Iraqi Army, Yousip had made many government officials be under the pretence that every Assyrian who was not with him, was therefore against the authority of the Iraqi government. He made the government believe that those Assyrians who did not consider him their ‘master' were collaborating with foreign powers against the sovereignty of Iraq . Yousip went so far that he deposed of some priests who did not agree with him and brought his own puppets in their place. All churches belonging to the Church of the East in Iraq were closed in late 1960 at the orders of this Yousip and many clergymen who wanted to challenge the orders were harassed inside courtrooms. The Church of the East had never seen so much humiliation more than in the era of Yousip malik Khoshaba. He had said: “I will do just as Samson the great had done; I will destroy Assyrians and their church and let me die with them all in the process!” What could we expect from such a man? What could we expect from a selfish, egocentric, Iraqi government driven individual?
Source: Giwargis Bet Benyamin d' Asheeta. “Reshanoota d' Atourayeh d' doora d' Isri” (Assyrians' Leadership in the 20th Century). In Syriac. Chicago : 1987, pp. 125-134
D. Col. (Retired) Yousip Khoshaba played an important role in the split of the Church of the East in the 1960s. His father malik Khoshaba always opposed the patriarchal family. It is stated that when Yousip Khoshaba caused the spilt in the church in 1968 (i.e. establishing the Old Calendar Church ), and creating the new patriarchy under Toma Darmo, he was in reality taking revenge from the Mar Shimun's family. Worth mentioning that Yousip was not member of the Church of the East, he was a Presbyterian.
Source: Dr. Mar Aprem (George Mooken). "The Assyrians in Iraq : A Travelogue." Trichur , India : M. T. B. C. Technical Training Center , 1990, p. 42.
I need to stress here that we cannot apply modern rules on old practices that were the Bible of people at the time. The patriarch was for centuries the religious and secular leader of the Assyrian "millet." This "temporal" power was practiced among the Assyrian tribes of Hakkari undisputedly, whether Turkish government sometimes liked it or not. The government of Iraq and its king, originally from the Arabian Desert , did not understand what the word "Temporal" meant. It was translated as "sulta zamaniya" (literally Timed Power), however, it hardly meant that. As any leader, the patriarch had to protect his authority, which the Iraqi government wanted to undermine. The British understood exactly what this word meant and since they were in control in Iraq , they could have done something. The British could have explained the history behind the word "Temporal" to the king and the Iraqi government, just as the patriarch tried hard to do, before allowing the detention of the patriarch, his deportation, and the massacre of the Assyrians, but they did not bother.
E. Staff ord writes that the Assyrian leaders nominated the patriarch as their leader in June 1932 in Sar Amadiya, but the Iraqi government tried to abolish this authority and the Temporal power. The patriarch tried more than once to explain what this word meant. He stated that the power was not assumed by him but descended to him from centuries past, which was recognized during the Sassanid Kings, Islamic Caliphs, Mongol Khans, and Ottoman Sultans. No proof of any misuse of that power have ever been traced in history. (pp. 100-105)
Staff ord adds that malik Khoshaba was not a real malik (head of tribe), he was a man of stormy past, a man of mood, and his whole life was dominated by his hatred of the Mar Shimun. After returning to Iraq , he murdered his wife and daughter. Malik Khoshaba and Bishop Yawallaha have long opposed, for personal reasons, to the patriarch. Therefore, it was not difficult to win them over to the government side. (p. 122) The Iraqi government had in the absence of the Mar Shimun appointed malik Khoshaba as President of the Assyrian Advisory Committee, a committee established to find lands to settle landless Assyrians. While the patriarch felt naturally betrayed for having his deadliest enemy appointed to such position, the Iraqi government argued that Khoshaba was the only Assyrian leader who accepted working with the government. Furthermore, the Iraqi government tried to interfere and appoint and nominate Assyrian maliks and raises, was a further interference in the patriarchs duties. (p. 123)
When given the option and as most competent and impartial observers consider that 90% of Assyrians would have decided to leave Iraq (even if not to the same place) and only few hundreds would have remained in Iraq backing malik Khoshaba. Later Staff ord tried to justify the Iraqi government and British actions, he tried hard to add certain doubts in the readers mind. He states next that the strength of the two parties, i.e. the patriarch and malik Khoshaba, cannot be accurately stated. Still, he state, quote: "Possibly the anti-Mar Shimun party represent 25 to 33 per cent of the whole, but it is difficult to say, as none can tell for certain to what extent the sectional leaders, for example, malik Khammo of the Baz and malik Nimrud of the Jilu represent the rank and file." Unquote. (p. 213)
Source: R. S. Staff ord. "The Tragedy of the Assyrians." London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1933.
F. Louka Zodo describes the opposition group that betrayed the Assyrian cause by rejecting the leadership of the Mar Shimun in Geneva as a group that sold their alliance to Sir Francis Humphrys and the Iraqi government, British High Commissioner in Baghdad, although these leaders have no conscious to start with.
Source: Louka Zodo. "5000 Years History of the Assyrian Civilization and Racial Aims." In Syriac. California : 1981, p. 239.
Of course, Louka Zodo is referring to the group of malik Khoshaba in the 1930s, and exactly in 1932, when he undermined the authority of the patriarch in the League of Nations with his infamous latter that was used by the Iraqi government.
G. "Malik" Yaqu d' "Malik" Ismael writes in his book:
In May 1932, the Late Mar Eshai Shimun invited all Assyrian villages' heads and tribes' maliks to attend an Assyrian Council meeting in Amadiya. Malik Yaqu malik Ismael attended as a representative of Upper Tyari since malik Ismael was very old and weak to endure the long trip. During the trip, malik Yaqu writes that he was thinking what to do and how to handle the situation with malik Khoshaba. He concluded to address these four facts:
1. Although Upper and Lower Tyari are two tribes, they are one in reality.
2. Malik Khoshaba has been part of almost all meetings.
3. After that horrible event of Khoshaba killing his own wife and his little girl, he escaped to Turkey (J'maneh village). Upon entering Iraq again, the Iraqi authorities began searching. His father-in-law in Mosul , the qasha of Baz, has submitted a complaint to the officials against him for the killings of his daughter and granddaughter. Rayis (head) Sheeno Audisho from Dadosh village, heard about the complaint and the intentions of the government. He immediately began spreading the news in the neighboring villages that they must not allow the apprehension of malik Khoshaba.
4. Malik Yaqu and his brother Daniel having heard about the economical condition of malik Khoshaba upon his return from Turkey decided to gather a fund to help him. 2000 Ruppe were collected and sent to malik Khoshaba. A letter of appreciation addressed to Daniel was received confirming the reception of the fund.
Upon the arrival of malik Yaqu to Amadiya he went immediately to visit malik Khoshaba to reach an understanding. The following was concluded; that the Assyrians have no future in Iraq unless their autonomy is secured, otherwise if Turkey does not allow us to return to our homes, then we must look for alternative places. This understanding was the same malik Yaqu and Rab Imma Khnano (representing Tkhoma) had reached together earlier while driving together from Mosul to Amadiya. At that night, a meeting attended by all heads between themselves took place and this understanding was presented and agreed upon by all. Next morning, the meeting with the Assyrian Patriarch Mar Shimun took place. In attendance were Mar Yousip Khnanesho, Metropolitan of Shamisdin; Mar Sargis, bishop of Jilu; Mar Yaw-alaha, bishop of Lower Barwar . The Patriarch said that he prefers negotiating with the Iraqi authorities rather facing the troubles of migrations and many have settled in and opportunities for prosperity in Iraq are plentiful. After more discussions, everybody agreed on the Patriarch's proposal and was given the authority to lead the people in this direction.
Here it was decided upon to have a second meeting of the Assyrian Council attended by one representative from each tribe and as follows under the leadership of the Patriarch:
Mar Yousip Khnanesho, Metropolitan of Shamisdin
Mar Sargis, bishop of Jilu
Zaia d' Malik Shamisdin
Malik Khoshaba of Lower Tyari
Malik Yaqu of Upper Tyari
Malik Khnano of Tkhoma
Zadoq Shim'aonaya of Upper Barwar
The following demands were listed and planned to be presented to the authorities:
Assyrians should not be recognized as tribal people, rather as ethnic group living in Iraq .
Hakkari must be reunited with Iraq and returned to the Assyrians. Compensations must be paid to rebuild churches destroyed.
If point 2 above is not possible, then another home for all the Assyrians, those in Iraq and outside, must be found for them.
As indicated in point 1, this new home to be centered in Dohuk, under an Arab governor assisted by a British officer. A committee to redistribute land to Assyrians, on condition Kurds properties not to be disturbed, so both Assyrians and Kurds can live together in peace together.
The Assyrian Patriarch to be recognized in Iraq as a temporal and religious leader of the Assyrians as recognized by the Ottoman government.
The Iraqi central government to include a seat for an Assyrian representative selected by the Assyrian people.
A school in this new Assyrian region is to be established where it teaches in Syriac and Arabic.
Clergymen are to be assisted monetarily by the government.
A central hospital to be established in Dohuk, with branches in other villages.
Assyrians must remain armed similar to other groups in the region.
A second Council meeting was decided to take place in June 1932. As the first meeting was adjourned, news arrived to the Assyrians that malik Khoshaba has begun his contacts with the Iraqi authorities against the Assyrian Council. Khoshaba began to create divisions among Assyrians against the patriarch and succeeded to gain some supporters.
In June 1932, malik Yaqu while in ‘Swara Tookeh' on his way to attend the second meeting in ‘Amadiya,' was contacted by a messenger from Khoshaba asking him to join forces together against the plans of the Council. Malik Yaqu declined since they have all discussed the matter and swore in the first meeting to stay united. At the break of the new development three Assyrian notables from Lower Tyari: Audisho Lawando from bnay Lagepa; Shim'aon Barkheesho from bnay Matad d Jaliya d Leezan; and Khiyo Audisho from Asheeta, sent a letter to Khoshaba Yousip stating that they refuse to accept him as a representative of Lower Tyari.
In this meeting, the patriarch read the response of Sir Francis Humphrys to the Assyrians' demands stating: “Your demands have been received: but regretfully the issue of uniting your home of Hakkari with Iraq, the rebuilding of destroyed churches, and the establishing of schools, are out of our control. These demands must be presented to the League of Nations , and we will be supportive in such matter.”
According to these latest devlopments, it was decided that the patriarch would represent the Assyrians and the council to present these demands to the League of Nations . Here malik Khoshaba Yousip requested that the three Lower Tyari notables who wrote him the letter mentioned above be called in and accept him as the representative of Lower Tyari, or he is going to resign. Many tried to convince Khoshaba that the letter should be put aside and work to continue, but he insisted. Here malik Yaqu stood and addressed Khoshaba saying: “This is not an important issue. It seems that you are looking for excuses to put obstacles in the Council's path. We cannot please everybody. By staying so stubborn about the three men and their letter, you are proving that this was some sort of a planned scheme to undermine the decisions of the Assyrian Council and an excuse so you pull away and create division.”
Malik Khoshaba thought for a second and stated: “Indeed, your conclusions are logical, let me then join all of you!” Therefore the matter was dropped. The Council hence adopted a decision to send the patriarch along with Shamasha Emmanuel Shimun as a clerk to Geneva . On October 1932, His Holiness departed from Mosul to address the League of Nations and Mar Sargis of Jilu was appointed to occupy the patriarchal chair temporarily in his absence.
Upon the patriarch's departure, malik Khoshaba began his intensive and quick efforts backed by the Iraqi authorities to undermine the patriarch's mission in Geneva . A letter was written stating that the Mar Shimun has no authority to speak on behalf of the Assyrians in Geneva since the Iraqi authorities are taking care of the Assyrian resettlement issue and all other necessities. This letter somehow was approved by some of those who participated in the Amadiya meetings. Accordingly, the presence and all the demands of the patriarch in Geneva were rejected.
In early 1933, Britain reduced the Assyrian Army. Second Battalion in Diyana-Rawandoz was retired, replaced by the Iraqi Army. Other Assyrians were placed as Britain 's Airplanes keepers in Hinaidi and Baghdad . In May 1933, the patriarch returned to Mosul empty handed from his mission to the League of Nations . The British began a campaign to show that the patriarch had failed to represent the Assyrians in the League and in June 10, 1933, it appeared that two sides has emerged within the Assyrian community. Khalil ‘Azmi, the governor of Mosul , asked both sides to attend a meeting in his office. Lt. General R. S. Staff ord was present too. Below are the names of both camps.
The Patriarchal Coalition:
Metropolitan Yousip Khnaneesho
Malik Yaqu Malik Ismael
Malik Loko Shlimon of Tkhoma
Rev Giwargis of Tkhoma
Malik Andrious of Jilu
Rayis Hurmiz Younan of Mazra'ya
Shamasha Kanno of Jilu
Malik David of Tkhoma
Zadoq Enwiya of Asheeta of Lower Tyari
Saypo Cheena of Lower Tyari
Rayis Bokko of Asheeta of Lower Tyari
Shamasha Yousip Eliya of Walto of Upper Tyari
Rayis Audisho Khawsh of Romta
Rayis Yaop Soro of Champa of Upper Tyari
Rayis Youkhanna of Halmon
Rayis Warda Oshana of Darawa of Upper Tyari
Shlimon Zoomaya of Jondichta Tikhom
Chooma Makhmoora of Baz
Hurmiz Talia of Baz
Tailu David of Baz
The Opposition headed by Malik Khoshaba:
Mar Sargis, bishop of Jilu
Zaia d' malik Shamisdin of Lower Tyari
Malik Khoshaba Yousip of Lower Tyari
Malik Khamo of Baz
Giggu Giwu of Dadoosh of Upper Tyari
Audisho Dadeesho of Walto of Upper Tyari
Khiyyo Audisho of Asheeta of Lower Tyari
Daniel Paris of Jilu
Gabriel Shimun of Baz
Shimun Barkhesho of Jilu
Audisho Lawando of Lower Tyari
In this meeting, the Mosul governor stated that it has been decided to settle the Assyrians in the towns of Na'la, Ziha, and other undesirable regions. He threatened anybody who would try to stand against the Iraqi authorities. Malik Khoshaba Yousip stood and praised the authorities, thanked them for being merciful and full of virtue. He declared that Assyrians would accept any suggestions and solution by the Iraqi authorities. Many arguments were discussed based on one principle, which is that Assyrians do not want to have any problems with the Iraqi government, but they did not ask for those badly infested regions. The governor sat there and watched the two sides argue other matters like the authority of the Mar Shimun. From here on it was decided that separate meetings between the authorities and the two camps would be conducted. The opposition side began to get a very special treatment from the government. Their families transferred in special transportation means into desirable areas while the Mar Shimun camp were treated unfavorably. Finally, on July 10, Shamasha Kanno of Jilu, speaking on behalf of the Mar Shimun camp, stood and requested that they be allowed to chose a different country to go to.
Khalil ‘Azmi said first you need to get permission from the authorities of the country you wish to go to, then the Iraqi government will supply all needed transportation to take you there peacefully. Here Lt. General Staff ord leaned over and had couple of words with the governor who turned and said that by the way I need to get the approval of Baghdad about the transportation issue.
The Mar Shimun group left the meeting but soon after they stepped outside, Mar Yousip, malik Yaqu, malik Andriyous and malik Loko were called back by Lt. General Staff ord and Major Thomson to the office again. They were asked to travel to Baghdad to ask the patriarch to sign a declaration surrendering his temporal powers. Mar Yousip said that he is a religious person and he would rather leave the matter to the others to carry on. It was decided that malik Yaqu and malik Loko to travel to Baghdad the next day. Fearing for their lives and realizing that their travel to Baghdad is nothing but a trap to capture them, the latter two did not head south to Baghdad as ordered by the governor and the British but headed north of Mosul . An urgent meeting commenced in Boosriya attended by many Assyrian leaders and it was decided to head for Syria .
Source: Malik Yaqu d' malik Ismael. “Assyrians and the two World Wars.” In Syriac. Tehran: The Press of the Se?ata Saprayta d' ?Alayme Atouraye, 1964.
Conclusion:
Based on the seven accounts above, what I have heard from my own father who was personally involved in the Assyrian affairs in Iraq and was harassed and imprisoned because of such involvement, and based on additional information from other Assyrians, it is fair to conclude the following. There is much that needs to be said and uncovered about malik Khoshaba and his son Yousip malik Khoshaba. The father and son have played a very questionable role in Assyrian history, the father from WWI to 1952, and the son from 1952 to 2000. Malik Khoshaba was a great army commander during the Great War; no one can take that away from him. However, he changed in Iraq with the smell of wealth and power and the sense that he finally can accomplish what he had sought for long. For his personal satisfaction, malik Khoshaba, some argue, perhaps changed the course of Assyrian history. No one knows what the Iraqi government and the British would have done if the Assyrians remained united behind their patriarch in 1932 who was insisting on the recommendations of the League of Nations ' Special Commission for a homogenous Enclave for the Assyrians in Mosul Province . Yousip Khoshaba, meanwhile, brought the Church of the East back to the dark ages; he was instrumental in splitting the church, humiliating, terrorizing, and imprisoning many laity and religious figures who did not agree with him. He used his Iraqi military background and the support of the Iraqi government not to help Assyrians as a whole, but to get whatever he, and those very few around him, desired. He was the man the Iraqi government turned to whenever it needed to accomplish something; He was the man for hire indeed, as described by many Assyrians.
Looking Towards the Future
The various Iraqi chauvinistic governments have dealt unfairly with the Assyrians. They applied the divide and rule policy to pin one side on another in order to undermine the Assyrians' legitimate rights as indigenous people of Iraq . With the liberation of Iraq , end of oppressive regimes, and the promises of democracy, freedom, and liberty, Assyrians must look for the future and undo the mistakes of the past.
The following steps must be initiated immediately:
First step is to undo the division of 1968 and the reunification of the Ancient Church of the East (Old Calendar) and the Assyrian Church of the East. As soon as that process is completed, dialogue must be initiated between Mar Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, and Mar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, to undo the division of 1830. These two steps should restore the church to its original status through its glorious name "Church of the East."
With the mounting of challenges in the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular, Assyrians' chances for survival is only through their unity. Since Assyrians are Christians and the church plays a major role in their lives, the church leaders must seek the fulfillment of this urgent goal.
Fred Aprim
California, USA
California, USA
California

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To all beloved Assyrians out there, I dedicate the following song about Kirkuk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an_PqmTXGAA

Enjoy

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Dear Sam

Indeed you took me back to my goledn youth days.. those good all days of my life in beloved Kirkuk.. Assyrian Athletic Club was

"and continue to be a symbol of "Assyrian Resilience"


A quick answer to your question about the full name of the president of the club is: David Youash

The following  link is a brief history about the club which a compliment to your article.w

 I have fond memories of this beautiful club.. I used to spend most of spare time playing different sports game with friends.

Come to think about it, I always ask myself, why are those Assyrians who comes originally from Kirkuk, are so "Omtanayee"??

I think (that is my opinion) is we had 3 major components which tied us so strongly together and they were:The Assyrian Athletic Club, The ACOE- Mar Gewargis Church, and the Assyrian School.. These components were so intimately tied and interacted with each other and made us as one family. we did care for each in bad AND GOOD TIMES, Most importantly,e these factors triggered the nationalistic feelings within us "Omtanayoota seeds" were sown in us by our mentors of these institutions and now you can witness the fruits in people from Kirkuk..


\http://www.assyriansofkirkuk.co

Of course, there were numerous Doctors, Engineers, Teachers, and professionals from all oall walks of Kirkuk and they are now around the 4 corners of the globe..


Son of Kirkuk

Shimun
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Khona aziza Sami
G'day mate!!

First of all, I commend you for a very nice article and excellent analysis

 I have highest admiration and respect for H.B. Mar Sako for his vital vision and his willingness to unite our churches and his deep belive in church of the East. For this, I say he is the "Patriarch of the 21st Century"

As for H.B. Mar Sako's call for a reverse immigration to homeland, I have my own opinion and I would like to hear yours and other readers on my points:

 I would never go back to such in these current situation in homeland., Without a guarantees  provided by the central government of Baghdad, KRG and most importantly the US, EU and UN for  a safe haven to our people, it makes it an impossible mission for our people to return to homeland. Furthermore, establishing  , an Assyrian police force to protect the villages and people. In addition,, provide incentives to our people in diaspora such as money from the oil profits in our people's hands

Anything short of these demands, in my opinion, it is a "Suicide call'..

Shimun

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Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Senior Research Scientist and Professor
Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


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Khona aziza Ashur

You make us all proud Assyrians worldwide. "Chebo" for your coreageous speech at the conference.

I wish you all the best in advancing the sacred "Assyrian Cause".".

Let the enemeis of our great Assyria nation, fear the name "Ashur".  Assyria now and forever..

Vive Assyria and assyrian people worldwide

Shimun, your brother in Omta Ashureta.." .

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Dear Mr. Iskandar Be"Kasha

First of all, I commend you for your article in which you and all of us REJECT naming a street after the criminal Semko who killed our beloved Patriarch of the ACOE & Assyrian nation , prince of  martyrs, H.H.  Mar Benyamin Shimun, RIP . How in the world the kurdish leadership accept such as criminal act which is directed as a challenge against Assyrian people worldwide.

I call upon Mr. Masoud Barzani, and the entire KRG government to act and act swiftly and removing the name of a criminal Semko from the city of ArbaEllo

Also, those who were fighting for seats during the election of the KRG parliament, now it is your duty to act and show us what can you do to erase the name of a criminal Semko from the street in Arbaello??n '

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Azizi Sami

May God rest Remon's soul in peace and grant him eternal life. Our deepest condolences to his family, you, and his friends and relatives..

Akhonokh B'umta Ashureata

Shimun

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Beloved our future leaders of our great Assyrian nation- dearest graduates

You make us all proud. I am so thrilled to read this wonderful news and to say "chebo" to all..

I would like to to express my great respect and sincere thank you to H.B. Mar Meelis Zaya for his great SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP AND HIS VISION TO MAKE THIS GRDAUATION A CORNER STONE FOR FUTURE ASSYRIAN UNIVERSITY IN Australia!! cHEBO kASSAI.. bAREKH mAR

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Dear Eddie

May God bless you and all your colleauges, and supporters in teaching our young Assyrian generation our beuatiful mother language- The mighty Assyrian language. Chebo khona aziza..

Shimun

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Awake, son of Assyria, awake.
“ Awake, son of Assyria,
Awake and see the world how enlightened.
The chance is fleeing from us
And time is running out
Awake son of Assyria,
Awake! In vengeance you will take refuge.
Rise up and band together to strengthen.
And if one does not awake we have lost our chance
Without a purpose, misfortune will befall our land. „

—Naum Faiq, Homeland

“ Did our hearts become of stone
Did our hearts become of iron
Or did our eyes become blind
Let our red blood flow
Let our silent hearts whine
Let the Assyrian youth always say
Oh, are there still any catastrophes which we haven't gone through yet
From the moment that we came to this world
From the womb till our grave we cannot keep our homeland out of our minds
The only thing I desire from the Lord
Is that He will not take away my soul until I have seen you...homeland.

Naum Faiq

1930-1868

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. . No wonder why the Assyrian nation is still homeless

The worst enemy of our great nation is :Enemy Within:!!

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Dear Shamasha Sami Aziza
G'day mate!!  and greetings from Canada

I commend you on your philosophical approach on characterizing a dictator who loves his/he chair , just like what we used to say in Arabic back in Iraq "Lazgat Johnson"!!! Go figure :-)

At any rate, any leader who has lost touch with the grassroots of his/her people is like a useless paper in a wind!! Sooner or later this paper will end up in "Mazbalt Al-Tareekh"..

I suggest to any leader to start using W instead of I, because even I is in the word Ilness, while, W is  in the word Wellness


again khona mokhibba keep your great philosophical thougts in your diverse topic.. I like them

Akhonokh B'umta Ashureta,

Shimun

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God bless you all.

Hawee brekha qorbanokhon. Slawatet qadesha Mar  Shimun barekhlokhon

Shimun

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Congratulations Ibtisam. job very well done. I am gald the see our women are also involved Aagricultural Sciences. I wish you all the best..

Shimun

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Dear Mr. Nissan Oschana,

I agree with you about your characterization of our beloved Bishop of Europe H.G. Mar Odisho Orahim. Indeed he has an angel voice and I agree wth you the way you put it in arabic language:

أما القاسم المشترك بين القديسين مارأفرام ومار نرساي والاسقف مارعوديشو، هو "الصوت" الملائكي الذي لقب ب" قيثارة الروح القدس" من قبل معظم المطلعين على روائع القديسين ومؤلفات رجالات ديننا المسيحي في الشرق.

H.G. Mar Odisho is one of our great ACOE Bishops, and indeed he has devoted his life towrad building and preaching the word of God throughout Europe and worldwide. I am very proud of his accomplishments . I hope and pray that the ACOE Sonhadous and H. H. Mar Dinkha will promote Mar Odisho to the rank of ArchBishop >Metropolita> because he deserve thgis rank so richly.

Oh yeah, Willie, or shamahsa Willy, The voice in the utube is the voice of H.G. Mar Odisho

Best regards,

Shimun

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Congratulations to all beloved Assyrians from my sweet home town of Kirkuk. Chebo to all who contributed to re-building this new Assyrian Athletic Club. Indeed we have had fond memories in early 1970s in this lovely club. Let the new Assyrian young generation enjoy this club and always aim for GOLD.  ..  \

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Bless thy who contributed toward advancing our sacred Assyrian cause .

Shookha O Romrama al rokhet sahdet omtan Ashureta gabbarta

In particular, our sacred Mar Shimun Family who has given martyrs and sacrifices for our survival as a great Assyrian nation among other nations
Chebo for sharing with us these important documents for us to take notes and never forget who worked hard for our survival
Long live our greatest Assyrian nation and may God rest the souls of our fallen brethren Assyrians as martyrs..

Sincerely yours

Shimun.

 

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Khona Aziza Michael,

you put it so nicely, and I love it:


وها انا معك يا اخي في القومية والدين بان ننسى الماضي ونبدا بصفحة جديدة

I agree with you 100% my dear brother Michael. As I told you, it is non of my business to tell any person to what to write and what not  write. In any public forum, people are entitled to their opinion and we must respect the freedom of speech. Having said that, in these critical time of our nation, there  are sensitive issues that we should think twice before hitting "Send" button and writing about them. We must write about issues relevant to advancing the Assyrian cause and not to open the old wounds. Together we win; apart we fail.

Also, for your information, and again, as I respect your opinion, I also respect the opinion of other TRUE Assyrians\

We should refrain from exposing our wrong doing by anyone in our history (in particular, events that took place almost close to one century) in a public forum and try to focus on issues that proactive for our survival aS A GREAT ASSYRIAN NATION

Sincerely yours,

Shimun

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Dear Mr. Michael Gewargis

Further to my earlier message, I just want to draw your attention that I don't have "Arabic Keyboard", hence I write in English language, but I do read/write fluently Arabic language. Please, if you want to translate my previous message to you from English to Arabic language , please, feel free to do so by using Google translation tool.

Sincerely yours,

Shimun

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Dear Mr. Michael Gewargis,

If I may my dearest friend Sami Hawel from Sydney please, let me ask our brother Micheal Gewargis to clarify the following:

Would you please, let me know which side are Odisho Malko, Aprim Shapera, Awiya Oraha and Khoshaba Solka? And which side are you in or which side do your represent? Please, clarify

Also, to start putting dearest Assyrians on one team and others on an opposite team is not clear to me. Do you mean these people are followers of a certain Assyrian political party or opinion? Or are they followers of a certain Church affiliation?  In addition, which h team/side are you representing?

For God sake what is at stake is our survival as a great Assyrian nation.  please, we should not waste our time and efforts in sterile discussion that will lead us nowhere
for your information, I am an Independent Assyrian and have no affiliation whatsoever with any political party, yet I love my great Assyrian nation and beloved Assyrians regardless to their church affiliation or party line

It is time to put our differences aside anf focus on ways/means on how to advance our sacred Assyrian cause and work collectively together as TRUE ASSYRINAS.

I must also tell you and I agree with Brother Eddie Bet Benyamin, as I consider the Assyrian Church of the East and Ancient Church as ONE and I belive in that, so let us aSK OUR CLERGIES TO GET THEIR ACTS TOGETHER AND GET CLOSER AND UNITE ONCE AND FOR ALL FOR SAKE OF OUR SURVIVAL AS NATION.

sincerely YOURS

SHIMUN

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I don't have Arabic language keyboard, hence I used "google translation tool" to say what I wrote earlier in Arabic language. I know very well that this translation is not good but it get the message to all who have ears and eyes to read:

فليكن واضحا للجميع مرة واحدة وإلى الأبد، أن الأسرة مار شمعون هي الأسرة أقدس في شعبنا الآشوري عظيم. أولئك الذين يلعبون ألعاب القذرة ومحاولة لتسمية هذه العائلة المقدسة مع تسميات غير مرغوبة، وأنا أقول لهم: أنتم الخاسرين وليس لديهم مكان في منطقتنا الآشورية الأمة العظيمة

إذا أي الآشوري هناك لديه ذرة من الروح، لا بد له / لها نتذكر التضحيات والشهداء التي أعطت هذه العائلة المقدسة لأجل بقاء أمتنا بين الأمم الأخرى.

العار والخزي والعار على كل الذين يكرهون كثيرا في قلوبهم ضد هذه العائلة المقدسة مار شمعون

كعضو مخلصا للكنيسة المشرق الاشورية، وأمتنا الآشورية العظيمةأقول   رحم الله أرواح جميع أفراد العائلة المقدسة مار شمعون

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Let it be clear to all once and for all, that the Mar shimun family is the most sacred family in our great Assyrian nation. Those who are playing dirty games and trying to label this sacred family with un-wanted labels, I say unto them: YOU ARE BIG LOSERS and have no place in our great Assyrian Nation

If any Assyrian out there has an iota of soul, he/she must remember the sacrifices and martyrs that this sacred family has given for sake of the survival of our nation among other nations.

Shame, shame and shame on all who have so much hate in their hearts against this very sacred family of Mar Shimun

As a loyal member of the Assyrian Church of the East, and our great Assyrian nation, I say Long live our beloved ACOE and may God rest the souls of all members of the sacred family of Mar Shimun .

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Azizi Dr. Odisho

I commend you for your article on the Assyrian National Document 1932. You have done an excellent analyses of this document and it's implication for current situation in Federal Iraq.. Chebo khona ashuraya gabbara. If I may, I must call you: The Lion of Asheta.. "Aryet Asheta".. You deserve this title so richly for all your contribution to our nation and people.

In addition, I am very much interested in obtaining a copy of your book on Semele massacre 1933 which is a complimentary copy of your Ph.D. Dissertation.


Sincerely yours

Shimun  .

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Alqosh مفخرة الأجيال"حصنا آشوريا منيعا"

Khona aziza Nabeel,
Chebo for your nice artyicle about our beloved Alqosh. Khayet aziza ..

Sincerely yours,

Shimun

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God bless all who contributed to erection of this monument about the Assyrian martyrs.

May God rest the soul of Assyrian martyrs in peace

Shookha O romrama al rokhet sahdet omtan Ashureta gabbarta..

Long live our great Assyrian nation..

Shimun

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Dear Eddie

I would like to draw your attention to another name: Sabah Dawood Askar from Kirkuk. Sabah was murdered by the terrorists in front of his own family because he refused to let these evil forces  to kidnap his daughter
I am not sure which year, but it was may be between 2003-2008
?Sabah and I went to elementary school together in Kirkuk and he came from a very known business family in Kirkuk. May God rest his soul and all other Assyrian martyrs..

Best regards,

Shimun.

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May God rest his soul in peace and grant him eternal life.
Alaha manyekhlee..

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Dear Ashur

I commend you khona Aziza Ashuraya gabbara for all your efforts for this very informative and historical article on Assyrian martyrs. Chebo Aziz..

Shokha O romrama al rokhet sahdet omtan Ashureta gabbarta

Sincerely yours,

Shimun

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Dear Eddie

I commend you for all your efforts for compiling this list of our brethren Assyrian martyrs. May God rest their souls in peace

Again, thank you ..

Shokha  O romrama al rokhet sahdet omtan Ashureta gabbarta..

Sincerely yours,

Shimun

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Thank you Rabi Youaresh Haido for sharing this great book with us. Chebo khonee

I would like to obtain a copy of the book, would you please, let me know where I can buy a copy?

The Mar Shimun family will be always the shining star in the history of our great Assyrian nation. May God rest the souls of lady Sorma Khanem, H.H. Mar Benyamin Shimun, the prince of all Assyrian martyrs and the late H.H. Mar Eshai shimun.. and all Assyrian saints..

Sincerely yours,

Shimun..


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Khasyotee H.G. Mar Odisho Orahem,
Barekh Mar Kassi

It is wioth great pleasure, I extend to you and all beloved Assyrians in Borken, Germany our congratulations for the new church of Mar Odisho & Mar Qardagh

We are proud of all your accomplishment Kassi and may Lord Jesus Christ bless you for spiritual leader as our beloved Bishop of Europe and as Patrirach representative to Europe.

Sincerely Yours,

Shimun

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Kohna Aziza Khoshaba,

Chapter 2 of your article was very interesting and informative. Thank you for your analyses of that era of our nation's history.

In any nation, people from all walks of life, do leave a legacy; our nation is no exception. Sorma khanem did leave a legacy which we are reading and take notes.

Your conclusion was very important and in my opinion very touching. I commend you khonee for your time. I would like to add your conclusion here again, because it really touched me.. Khayet aZIZI, AND CHEBO

أعزائي إن قراءة تاريخ أمتنا ودراسته وتحليله بحيادية بعيدين عن تأثيرات ولاءاتنا القبلية والعشائرية والمذهبية في غاية الأهمية لكي نستنبط منه العبر والدروس حتى لا تتكرر أخطائنا مرة أخرى في الحاضر والمستقبل .
خوشابا سولاقا

aMEN kHOSHABA AZIZA

Sincerely yours,

Shimun..


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Dear Samer,

I am interested in obtaining a copy of Dr. Odisho Malko's Ph.D. dissertation. I must say that all Assyrians worldwide must obtain a copy of the valuable document for their reference and passing the contents of the event  information unto next Assyrian generation. May God bless the souls of our brethren Assyrian martyrs..

Shimun

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Khona Aziza Sami

G'day mate!

Very interesting thoughts. Well, I have seen many writers who are pre-paid   because they are simply puppets and have no soul , hence I ignore such writers and consider their write u or as we say it in Arabic "Have no THAMEER". simply a JUNK

Shlaman, khobban am eqaran to all beloved Assyrians in Sydney..

Sincerely yours,

Shimun

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Chebo khona Aziza Antwan for your article

Shokha O romrama al rokhet sahdet omtan Ashureta gabbarta

August 07 will be remembered forever .. 

 

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H. H. Mar Dinkha is great Patriarch of our beloved Church of the East. He has re-vitalized the church of the East and all Assyrians worldwide are proud of his spiritual leadership





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Biography of His Holiness, The Assyrian Martyr , The Late Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII

Catholicos Patriarch of The East, Prior to His Assassination





HEAD OF THE CHURCH

His Holiness Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII is the  Catholicos Patriarch of the Church of the East. As such, he is the Supreme Head of the Church and its Universal Pastor. The official name of the Church of the East is the Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the East.  It was founded by the Apostles, St. Peter, St. Thomas, St. Thaddeus, St. Bartholomew and St. Mari of the Seventy.  


 His Holiness, Mar Eshai Shimun is the 119th Patriarch in this glorious line. It may also be noted that the Church of the East is called different names by various historians. Some of the popular appellations are Assyrian Church, Nestorian Church, Chaldean Syrian Church, etc.
  
  

PATRIARCHAL SEAT

Originally, the headquarters of the Patriarch was Babylon on the river Tigris. Afterwards, Babylon came to be called Seleucia-Ctesiphon and it was the capital of the Persian empire for a time. Later on, when Baghdad was made the capital of the Arab empire and the seat of the Khalifate, the Patriarchal seat was also moved to Baghdad, where it remained till the invasion of the Mongols. In the period of confusion and disorder that followed, the Patriarchate had to be shifted from place to place till it was set up at Mosul. Still later, it was moved to Qudchanis in northern Assyria. The unhappy events of the First World War again necessitated a transfer of the Patriarchal Seat. In 1940, the Patriarch went to the United States of America and finally established his headquarters there at San Francisco.
  

BIRTH AND PARENTAGE

His Holiness was born on the 26th of February 1908 at  Qudchanis in Northern Assyria.   Qudchanis is in a highly mountainous region in the borderland where modern Turkey, Iraq and Iran meet. The Rab Khaila David d'Mar Shimun is the father of His Holiness. Rab Khaila means commanding general. As he was the commander of the Assyrian armies during the First World War, he came to be popularly known among the Assyrians as the Rab Khaila. He is the brother of two former Patriarchs, Mar Benyamin and Mar Paulos.  At the time of the disturbances in 1933 in Iraq, the Patriarch's father, the Rab Khaila, mother, Lady Esther d'Beth Matran, aunt, Lady Surma and the rest of the Patriarchal family were taken to Cyprus. They had to remain there for a long time. At last, in 1949, the Rab Khaila and Lady Helen, the Patriarch's sister, came to the United States of America. Honorable Theodoros d'Mar Shimun and Honorable Captain Sargon d'Mar Shimun are brothers of the Patriarch. The members of the Patriarchal family have now settled in the United States thanks to a private bill passed by Congress permitting their entrance into this country on a non-quota basis.
  

EDUCATION

From his infancy, His Holiness was brought up with care.  The necessary theological and liturgical training was given by the late Archdeacon of the Patriarch, Very Rev. Thoma Ashita and by the Metropolitan of Rustaqa, His Grace, Mar Yosip Khnanishoo.   His education was not completed when, at the age of twelve, he became Patriarch in 1920.   Four years later for further education, the Patriarch went to England and was enrolled at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury.  After completing his preparatory schooling there, he went to Westcott House, Cambridge University, where he specialized in History and Statecraft.  His formal schooling under formal teachers ended in 1927 but, in the next two decades, his education in the harder school of adversity has mellowed his wisdom and matured his personality. Experience is always a great teacher, and what a life of rich and varied experience His Holiness spent, especially during the two decades from 1927 to 1947.


 Always on the move in Iraq, in Cyprus, in England, in Switzerland and in the Untied States; often in danger of life during the days of the disturbances in Iraq; meeting foreign diplomats and heads of states; making representations to the League of Nations; making appeals to the United Nations; contacting world leaders and discussing with them the Assyrian Questions; His Holiness did everything possible to save the hapless Assyrians and the beloved Church of the East from utter destruction and disintegration.  The Church of the East traces its origin directly back to the original apostles. One of its chapels founded by the Three Wise Men on their return from Bethlehem, is still in use today in the town of Rezaieh, in Northern Iran. The Patriarch attended that chapel as a boy.
  

CONSECRATION

In the year 1920 began the term of office of the present Patriarch.  For the past 600 years, by virtue of a law passed by the Church, the Patriarchate has been hereditary in Mar Shimun's family. This is the only hereditary Patriarchate in Christendom. As the Patriarch remains celibate, the succession goes from uncle to nephew.  On the death of the Patriarch, the Bishops, along with the Chief Metropolitan, meet in council and elect the successor to the Patriarchal See.  The years preceding the consecration of Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII were full of tragedy for the Assyrian people. Patriarch Mar Benyamin of hallowed memory was treacherously slaughtered along with several Assyrian national leaders in the fateful year of 1918 by the Kurdish Chieftain Simko Agha. This conference the Patriarch attended much against his better judgment, at the urging of Captain Gracey of the British political Mission in the Caucasus, accompanied by Mr. Robert MacDowell, son of Dr. MacDowell, a Presbyterian American Missionary who had spend many, many years among the Assyrians of Iran as a member of the Presbyterian mission, and who had told the Patriarch that unless he was to meet in conference with Simko, the Assyrian nation would not be considered an ally at the conclusion of the conflict then clearly predicting an allied victory. This advice, whatever its intention, proved fatal not only for the Patriarch, but for the Assyrian nation as a whole. Mar Paulos, the brother of Mar Benyamin, was raised to the Patriarchate then. He, too, died of illness on the terrible flight following the murder of Assyrians in Northern Assyria. At that time, in the Patriarchal family, there were only two eligible candidates for the post -- Theodoros and Eshai, then a lad of only 12.  The choice fell upon Eshai. So, Eshai was raised through all the minor grades of the hierarchy and, on June 20, 1920, at the Church of Marth Mariam, in the Baquba camps near Baghdad, he was consecrated as the Catholicos Patriarch of the Church of the East, the 119th Patriarch in unbroken Apostolic succession beginning with Mar Shimun Keepa (St. Peter) who first established the Church at Babylon.
  
  

FIFTY YEARS A PATRIARCH

The present Patriarch has been in this exalted office for 50 years; thus, with the exception of two former Patriarchs,  Papa Bar Gaggi, who sat upon the Patriarchal See from the year 247-326 and Elia Shimun XII (also from the present line of Patriarchal house) who sat from the year 1600 - 1653, His Holiness, the present Patriarch, is the third in this long line of apostolic succession of nearly two thousand years history to have ruled the longest on this Holy See.


 The first stage from 1920 to 1927 witnesses the minority of the Patriarch and his education abroad. Though the Patriarch was
 consecrated at the early age of 12, the young Patriarch received all the honors due to his rank. Each diocese led by its Bishop paid him homage.  The boy Patriarch was given intensive theological training and general education befitting his rank. These days were days of stress and strain for the Assyrians who had been drawn into the World conflict by the Western allied powers, namely, Great Britain, Russia, the United States and France in a decision reached by the representatives of those powers during a conference held in Tiflis, Russia in 1914. The victory, having been achieved by the allies, and in which the small Assyrian first Christian nation had played such a prominent part in the Middle East theatre of war, as witnessed by the allied in general and the British in particular (whom the Assyrians served with distinction in the years succeeding the First World War and during the Second World War) now conveniently forgot all their promises and sacrificed the Assyrians on the Altar of Oil.-- these were the years on intrigues and murders --of rebellions and flights.


 The affairs of the Assyrian people and their mother Church were managed by Mar Yosip Khnanishoo, as metropolitan of Rustaqa, consecrator of the Patriarch, according to the Canon Law, and for a period, assisted by the late Mar Timotheos, metropolitan of India. In secular affairs, these two metropolitans were assisted by Lady Surma d'Mar Shimun, and her brother, Rab Khaila (General) David d'Mar Shimun, father of the Patriarch. The second stage began with the return of the Patriarch to his headquarters in Iraq in 1927, and it lasted for two decades.  They were hectic days of feverish activity for obtaining a national home for the Assyrians. After the First World War, the Turkish empire broke up.   Syria (afterwards divided into Syria and Lebanon), Palestine (afterwards Israel and part of Jordan), Iraq (old Mesopotamia) and Arabia were lost by the Turkish Sultan. In Turkey itself there was a revolution under the leadership of Kamal Pasha who abolished the Sultanate and Khalifate in Turkey. The Western Powers were obliged to recognize the Republic of Turkey and make peace with Kamal Pasha. Syria became a mandatory territory under the French; Palestine and Iraq, under the British; Arabia split into a number of independent or semi-independent kingdoms and sheikdoms under the British sphere of influence. In the settlement that followed the First World War, the Assyrians were nowhere in the picture. They found themselves at the mercy of the newly formed Governments of the Middle East. There were persecutions and rebellions and suppressions and flights. The Patriarch and his family were deported from Iraq to Cyprus in 1933 under the control of the British Foreign Office. The Patriarch was not allowed to meet with the Assyrian leaders and bishops. So, it was a period of hard days for the Assyrians and the Church of the East. However, the Patriarch was permitted to visit England and to go to Geneva to place the Assyrian case before the League of Nations. Those attempts were not successful since the League of Nations, as is well known, was only an instrument to safeguard the interests of the big powers and the British Governments which was determined to keep the Assyrians in Iraq for its own interests and had the ability to nullify any plan aimed at the betterment of the situation of Assyrians in Iraq or their immigration to some outside country.   In 1940, His Holiness came to the United States of America to supervise the affairs of the Church of the East in this country. He was then able to present the Assyrian Question before the World Security Conference held in San Francisco in 1945 and before the United Nations Organization in 1947.


 From 1948 begins the third stage of the present Patriarch's term of office. In this year, His Holiness made epoch making announcements of a new policy for the Assyrian people and the Church of the East.  He directly contacted the embassies of the Middle East countries in Washington and at the United Nations Headquarters and broke down the wall of suspicion and misunderstanding. He advised the Assyrians and members of the Church of the East all over the world to remain as loyal and faithful citizen of the states in which they lived. The result was electric. There was friendly response from Syria, Lebanon, and Iran and cordial relations were established with these governments. Ever since his arrival in the United States, His Holiness has been active in establishing parishes, building churches, editing and translating literature from Aramaic into English for the use of the Church in this and other countries. During this period, the Patriarch has consecrated several bishops, ordained many priests and deacons and, three years ago, established the first non-Assyrian American English speaking parish in Seattle, Washington.   Perhaps the most important of His Holiness' activities has been the Apostolic pastoral visits which he has paid to the Churches in India and the Middle East and which have resulted in the strengthening of the spirit of the clergy and the faithful. The erection of many edifices, building of schools and, finally, the establishment of a Seminary in Tehran, Iran, and the actual construction of a handsome building for that purpose. In 1954, for reasons of health, the See was removed from
 Chicago, Illinois to San Francisco, California. The Cathedral Church of the Patriarchal See is the Church of Mar Narsai in San Francisco, California.
  
  

SCHOLAR AND WRITER

His Holiness is a profound scholar, a good writer and a fine speaker.   As early as 1926, the Patriarch attended the Nicene Council Commemoration held at Westminster Abbey, London. The Church and State Conference held in Oxford and the Faith and Order Conference held in Edinburgh were both attended by His Holiness in 1937. The distinguished Athenaeum Club of London has honored His Holiness by conferring on him its honorary membership. He is also a member of the American Historical Society and other organizations; and represents the Church of the East on the World Council of Churches. Many appeals and publications concerning the Assyrian Question, written by the Patriarch and presented to the British Government and various international bodies, mark him out as a writer of reputation. Many Syriac books have been translated into English by the Patriarch. Portions of the Aramaic Liturgy; the Book of Hymns and Praises; Synodical Rules of the Church of the East; the Book of Marganitha, a standard theological work of the Church of the East; several outstanding sermons on the history of doctrinal of the Church of the East; the publication of the homilies of Mar Narsai, the great saint and scholar of the fifth century, in two volumes, numbering more than 1400 pages; along with seventy pages of introduction and critical apparatus in English by His Holiness are some of them.


 His Holiness is well versed in Ecclesiastical History and an authority on History of Christianity in the Middle East and Far East. His scholarly discourses on Church History at international Ecclesiastical conferences at various Universities have attracted world wide attention. Thus, this banquet which is being given on this most historic occasion in this great city of Chicago, though sponsored by all the parishes in this Country, in reality represents the Church of the East throughout the world. It is therefore a reminder to us not only of the Fiftieth Anniversary of His Holiness' consecration in this unbroken line of Apostolic succession, but also of all the aspects of the glorious history of the unparalleled missionary enterprise; of the martyrs and confessors; of saints and scholars; indeed of the first Christian nation, to whom every Assyrian, irrespective of his present Church or denominational adherence, owes his history and only through which he is known to the civilized world.
  

CONCLUSION

It is with a sense of profound humility that we stand today before this glorious history in which His Holiness, the present Patriarch, Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII, has played such an important part and we pray that the Triune God, who was revealed to us in His fullness by the dispensation of His only Son, Our Lord Savior Maran Eshoo Mshikha, the Lord and Master of the Church, be with and guide this, His Apostle, to administer and lead His Holy Church for many years to come, unto the glory of His Holy Name, Amen.

 

Printed in Chicago, Illinois
 By the Committee of the 50th Anniversary of the Patriarchate of Mar
 Eshai Shimun XXIII (23)
June 27, 1970

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Dear Khona ashuraya mokhibba Khoshaba;

I commend you for a very informative article. Chebo khonee

I look forward to reading the other  chapters
s.
Sincerely yours

Shimun

P.S.: In the mid 1970s, I had the honour to met you at the Assyrian Cultural Club in Baghdad.. It haS BEEN LONG AND  WAS WONDERING IF YOU REMEMBER ME?/.

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First of all, Mar Shimun''s family is the most sacred family and has given martyrs and sacrifices. The prince of ALL Assyrian martyrs is the late H.H. Mar Benyamin Shimun and the last Mar Eshai Shimun. Having said that, we have entered the 21st century and there are still people with tribal mentality who want our nation to be forgotten and left behind. For god sake, enough of the fatal tribal mentality. I call upon all true Assyrians and to put our nation above personal and hate vendetta against our glorious nation- Assyria.

The worst enemy that our nation has is "Enemy Within"..

May God bless our greatest nation Assyria and may God rest the souls of our Mar Shimun's family..

Loyal Assyrian to Assyrian nation and beloved Assyrian Church of the East,
shimun

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Dear Dr. Leon Barkho

I was born as an Assyrian and baptised in the Church of the East. Having said that, for over 50+ years, I have learned one fact and that is:

Church of the East  is linked so intimately with it's proud nation-Assyria. . They are like soul and life. The Nation's soul is it's glorious church of the East.

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Atouraya Khata

Dedicated to the soul of the late Ninos Aho

You have inspired us and will continue to do so for generation to come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J33MQ2zCoII

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Our nation has lost a great GIANT. Ninos Aho will be forever in our souls and minds. His golden words reflected in his poems about the our nation will be forever in our hearts now and coming generation.

May God rest his soul in peace. Our deppest condolences to Ahjo's family and friends

Shimun

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Khona Aziza Rabi QASHO

Thank you for sharing this wonderful news on event with us and I join you and others in congratulating our beloved Patriarch H.H. Mar Dinkha, Catholics Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East worldwide and other clergies who were involved in this sacred consecration of St. Mary's Church in L.A.

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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May god rest his soul in peace. Our nation has lost a great writer and a true Assyrian ..

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Thank you azizi Eddie for your reply. I will certainly get in touch with AshurBnipal Library at chicago. By the way, Eddie, I haven't heard from Sam!!! Would you kindly e-mail me on my private e-mail his phone number. I appreciate it

Have a great weekend

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Dearest friend Aprim

I commend you for your informative analyses for this great Assyrian leader. Indeed we must inform our Assyrian generation about those leaders who sacrificied their lives for our nation and beloved Assyrian people.

By the way, any relationship of Raphael Khan with Shmuel Khan? anyone knows?

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المنبر الحر / رد: في رثاءِ أبي
« في: 09:32 30/06/2013  »
Dear Mr. Wadee Batti Hanna and family

Our deepest condolences to you and your family on passing your late father. May Lord grant him eternal life. Alaha manykhlee

May God rest your Dad's soul in peace .. Amen


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Chebo Rabi Ashur Giwargis for your great article which is supported by numerous references

Akhonkh B'umta Ashureta

Shimun

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In my opinion, this is the right step in the right direction. I commend H. B. Mar Sako for all his efforts in bringing peace and love among Iraqis.



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Dear Eddie

Congartualtions on this very important step in establishing "Assyrian Language School" in Las Vegas. Job very well done

Khayeeton .. chebo to all who contributed to this noble task..

Sincerely yours

Shimun

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Dear Yaqcoub

I just read the following news about the Japanese soccer team. The coach of the Japanese team decided to use the reserve team against Iraqi team. This is a humiliation to Iraqi team.. wow what a pathetic situation

\/ أعلن مدرب المنتخب الياباني لكرة القدم الإيطالي البيرتو زاكيروني بأنه سيلعب باللاعبين الاحتياط امام منتخب العراق في اطار تصفيات كأس العالم 2014.

وذكر زاكيروني بأنه قد يضطر للإعتماد على اللاعبين الإحتياطيين في لقاء يوم الثلاثاء المقبل أمام منتخب العراق، والذي سيقام في العاصمة القطرية الدوحة ضمن التصفيات الآسيوية المؤهلة لكأس العالم 2014 بالبرازيل.

وقال زاكيروني، في تصريحات اطلعت عليها "شفق نيوز"، ان "مواجهة البرازيل ستكون بعد لقاء العراق بأربعة أيام، لم تعد مباراة العراق مهمة، بعض اللاعبين بحاجة إلى الراحة".

وكان منتخب الساموراي قد نجح بالتأهل رسمياً إلى نهائيات كأس العالم بعد تحقيقه التعادل في لقاء يوم الثلاثاء الماضي أمام ضيفه منتخب أستراليا بنتيجة 1-1 ليحتكر صدارة المجموعة الثانية بعد أن رفع رصيده إلى 14 نقطة، وايضاً لتكون مواجهة العراق في الجولة القادمة مجرد تحصيل حاصل لليابانيين.

وسيسبق موعد هذه المباراة إنطلاق منافسات كأس القارات 2013 بأربعة أيام، حيث سيخوض اليابانيين مباراة صعبة للغاية في يوم الإفتتاح الموافق للخامس عشر من شهر حزيران الجاري أمام أصحاب الأرض منتخب البرازيل.

وسيجبر ضيق التوقيت بين مباراتي العراق والبرازيل المدرب زاكيروني على إراحة اللاعبين الأساسيين وزج اللاعبين الإحتياطيين في لقاء العراق، بحسب ما أوضحه المدرب نفسه.

ولم يكشف زاكيروني أسماء اللاعبين الذين يرغبون في الراحة أو ذكر أسماء اللاعبين الإحتياطيين الذين سيلعبون ضد العراق، إلا أن مصادر اخبارية رجحت أن يعتمد المدرب في لقاء العراق على اللاعبين كيسوكي هوندا ويوتو ناغاتومو فقط، مقابل إراحة شينجي كاغاوا وبقية اللاعبين الذين خاضوا لقاء أستراليا الماضي

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DEar Yaqoub

Thank you very much for your reply

I agree with your analysis about the Select Iraqi Soccer Team. It is very disappointing for all of us. I think it is overdue to change and I mean fundamental change in whole team. It is time to let the older player to say good bye and let the new generation take the challenge

By the way, khon, I enjoy reading your sports news 

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Dear Yaqoub

Now that Iraq has lost to Oman 1-0, my question to you: is it over to Iraq? Or do you think there is any hope in the next two games against Japan and Australia?

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Rabi Malik ShamizDen

I read your article with great interest and learned so much from your historical events. Please, keep on writing more and more about our great contemporary Assyrian history and in particular our tribes and their roles. As an Assyrian, I always have highest respect for the family of Mar Shimun for their sacrifices for our beloved Church of the East and great nation

Sincerely yours

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist and Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Khona aziza Farouk

I commend you for this great article.
You have a very clear vision on the unity of our churches and beloved people
 
I strongly believe in unity of our people and great churches of
East the

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Dear Dr. Leon

You said that I raised an important and "dangerous" question relevant to the Ex-Bishop's case. If you think, so then I ask you would you elaborate on your statement


  لا أستطيع البوح بالطرف الذي فرض بند السرية عليها ولكن هذا الطرف لا بد وأن كان يخشى إفتضاح أمره وإلا لما فرض محاموه السرية المطلقة على مجرياتها؟


Do you have information that we all must know about which side requested the court to enforce the Gag Order?

What is at stake is  our people who were kept in dark? Is this what you think too?

I am bit worried about this matter if were kept in dark.. This is very serious issue and will have a great setback and consequences on all people, organizations and clergies involved in this case.

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Dear Dr. Leon

Further to my earlier question related to Gag Oder; for your information, the Superior court of Californian, county of Santa Clara

has disclosed all Court information in detail as in the following link:

http://www.sccaseinfo.org/pa6.asp?full_case_number=1-05-CV-054786&crumbs=Civil%20Index&crumbs=Case%20Number%20Search&crumbs=Case%20Number%20Results

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azizi Dr. Leon

You stated in your statement that there is a Gag Order on Ex-Bishop's case!!!!! Are you in liberty to give any evidence or reference to your statement, please. I am bit surprised by your statement:

ضية المطران باوي وليعذرني محبيه ومعاديه خرجت عن إطارها الإنجيلي منذ إقحامها في المحاكم الأمريكية التي لم يترشح عنها حتى الأن أي شيء رسمي لأنه يبدو ان المحكمة وتنازلا  لرغبة أحد الأطراف وافقت على وضع وقائع ومحاضر الجلسات وما أدلى به الشهود وكل الوثائق والمستندات الخاصة بها تحت بند  ما يسمى ب "كاك اوردر"  Gag Order – أي طي الكتمان – والتي غالبا ما يتطلب امر رفع السرية عنها عدة سنوات.

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Dear kohna Kamil

Indeed we are blessed to have a strong spiritual leader H.H. Mar Sako
 
we must and should support all his efforts toward the unity of our Glorious Church of the East


Sincerely yours

Simon
 


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Dear Dr. Leon Barkho

Khona aziza,

Majority of our people are strongly for the unity and supporting the call of H.H. Mar Sako for this sacred unity of our "Glorious Church of the East"

Let us all celebrate the blessings of H.H. Mar Sako for his call toward the unity of our people and church.

Sincerely yours

Simon

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Dear Evette

  
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degree )M.Sc.( in Tissue culture of Butterfly Orchid Tree or as you call it in Arabic  khuff al-jamal

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I have used Tissue Culture Technology in my research as a tool to screen major forest diseases and other purposes. As you know, this tree that you were able to re-generate it using tissue culture has a pharmaceutical potential, i.e., it is a medicinal .tree  plant.
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Ammo Baba, an Assyrian Icon and a HERO
Ammo's legacy will be remembered by generation to come
May God rest his soul in peace and grant him eternal life..

We are still missing him now and years to come..

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Ammo Baba, an Assyrian HERO and Iraqi Legend

Ammo's legacy will be remembered by generation to come..
rest in peace our true hero Ammo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHP1Hlfs8XU

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Dear Mr Polis

If you scroll up and see for yourself that I never discussed the issue relevant to Ex-Bishop Soro. I have mainly discussed with brother Zaid the importance of UNITY among us. Period. Until you posted your concern about the Ex-Bishop, then I posted to you the link about the decision of the Assyrian Church Synod. Simply put, I really have NO interest whatsoever about the Ex-Bishop. Our unity and people are much more important than Soro.


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Brother Zaid

Again, I respect highly your opinion. Assyrians worldwide are extremly happy to make a sacred unity with H. H. Mar Sako and his loyal followers- our brothers and sisters of a Chaldean denomination or a NATION as you preferred..

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Brother Zaid

here is the answer that H.H. Mar Bidawed gave and I agree with him. I am a proud Assyrian who belong to a great nation on

planet Earth: The Assyrian nation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by2uda8hPXY

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Azizi brother Zaid

Our nation and destiny is much bigger than Younadam Kanna. Just always keep in mind that our nation is eternal and we much cherish.



Please, have a look at what the late H.H. Mar rophael Bidawed told us the TRUTH


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LStqwSSk38

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Azizi brother Zaid

I have high respect to your opinion. You are proudly calling yourself as Chaldean Catholic of Babylon Church. That sounds just fine to me. Likewise, I am a proud Assyrian and a loyal member of the Assyrian Church of the East. So, based on historical facts both people belong to same nation who originated in Bet Nahrain. Just google Simo Parpola and read what he say

Again, together we WIN; Apart we fail

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Azizi brother Zaid

These songs that I post have great meaning and addresses the topic. However, since I don't have Arabic keyboard, I write in English language. Rest assured I am a person that do NOT like to  offend anyone specially my brothers from any other denomination. I strongly believe that we are sons and daughters of ONE nation and we have ONE destiny whether you and I like
it or not. This is a FACT and we have no choice but to work together and help advance the UNITY process that H.H. Mar Sako is calling for.

Sincerely yours
Abu Martin (yaba menna we ghad just call me Abu Martini

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1L5pXWNouE


Great song by Ninos David. Very strong lyrics. Those who have EARS listen and listen carefully

r

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URkfeC_XhGg


I would like to dedicate this wonderful song to all of you.. Please, listen to lyrics of the song very carefully.. CHEBO to all who works toward the Unity of our people..

May Lord Jesus Christ bless you all


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H.H. Mar Sako deserve richly our support, love and highest respect for his efforts in uniting the glorious "Church of East"

Barekh Mar..

 http://www.ankawa.com/forum/index.php/topic,666430.msg6000697.html#msg6000697

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Dear lucian
Thank you for sharing this nice news about the award that was granted to H. H. Mar Sako. H. H. Mar Sako deserve it so richly for his great contribution and his vision. We are truly blessed to have H.H. Mar Sako as a true spiritual leader. May Lord Jesus Christ bless him and guide him for his efforts in his unity task of the Church of East

Sincerely

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canada

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Dear Rabi Emmanuel Youkhana

I commend you Rabi for your very informative article and analyses . I enjoyed and learned a lot reading the article.

I call upon all of our beloved people to follow the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and love each other and respect each others opinion.

We need to look at our own hearts and our own minds and compare them to Jesus and the Scripture. Where ever the two are not in agreement, it is we who need to change.  We need to pray that the Lord would provide opportunities to work with other Christians across denominational lines.  We need to recognize that we have differences of opinions and worship styles and that that is okay.  But we need to lift each other up and be united in Christ.

Sincerely,

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canada

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To Abu Sam

Mr Abu Sinharib states the following in his post above:

شخصيا اعتز بكل احزاب شعبنا وليست لي اية ارتباطات سياسية بزوعا او غيره من الاحزاب كماا انني عضو في كنيسة المشرق الاشورية بقيادة قداسة مار دنخ

End of his statement. Now you tell me who is telling the truth?

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"طوبى للأنقياء القلب لأنهم يعاينون الله" (مت 5:  8 ).

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Dear Abu Sinharib

I have a suggestion for you and it is up to you to accept or reject it:
Since you are a member of the ACOE in Greater Toronto area, I suggest that you approach or request for a meeting with H.G. Mar Emmanuel and express your concern about the subject matter.
Sir, you are entitled to an answer from H. G. Mar Emmanuel; and further if you are not satisfied, please, request a meeting with H.H. Mar Dinkha to discuss with him your concern about the subject matter.
Through proper channels, you will get a clear Answer about this issue.

Good luck
kind regards

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun

Research Scientist & Professor

    

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Dear Brother Nabeel

   
  Thank you for your greetings. Well, you took me decades back to our good all days in Nadwat Al-Eman and fond memories of our parties and picnics around our villages of great Nineveh as you have put it in your message.

Nabeel akhona aziza
 I was wondering if you are in touch with friends from Nadwat Al-Eman.?

 I hope we can stay in touch.
Sincerely

Shimun
 

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Dear Dr. Leon Barkho

First of all, I would like to commend you for your writings and thoughts about our beloved Patriarch H.B. Mar Lewis Rapael The First Sako. We are blessed for his vision and aspiration toward uniting the Chaldean Catholic Church with Assyrian Church of the East. This step is a GREAT step forward to revive the glory of the "Church of the East". I watched the video od his visit to Rabban Hurmizd Church in Sydney and was very impressed by his speech and vision. May God bless him and may unity of our two churches be a reality for sake of our survival as great nation and great Church of the East.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
University of British Columbia and Canadian Forest Service, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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Dearest brother Aprim,

Greetings from Canada my friend from days of Kirkuk!!

As for your subject matter, our representatives in the Iraqi Parliment will never ever resign their jobs!. You know why? Money , money and money. Go figure. It is so sad situation that our representatives put their own personal "profit" above the nation's and people's well being. So sad.. so sad

Yours truly

Dr. Simon FRancis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor,
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada


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Dear Nabil,
with great sorrow, I extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. May God rest your mother's soul in peace and may God grant her eternal life in paradise.

Your brother

Simon Francis Shamoun
Old frind from Days of the University of Mosul.

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H.H. Mar Lewis Rophael The First Sako,

Barekh Mar Kassi..

Your interview has brough a joy to all of us. I commend you "Kassi" for your courage and frank interview and in particular your willingness toward working with other leaders of the "Eastern Churches- Eta et Madenkha". May Lord Jesus Christ Bless you and may your leadership unite us all  throughout the world.

Yours truly,
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service,
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Halleluja... It is with great pleasure, I extend my sincere congratulations to our people around the world, and in particular our Chaldean brethern for election of the new "Patriarch" Mar Lewis Rophael the First SAKO. We pary for his sacred work and dedication in uniting our "Eastern Churches" for sake of our beloved people. WE pray and wish Mar Sako all the best in his new position as a "Patriarch" of Chaldean Church . Amen.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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With great pleasure and honour I extend my congratulations to Dr. Rahel De Basso? for earning a Ph.D degree in Medical Sciences. You make us all proud as Assyrians throughout the world. May God bless you and wish you all the best in your professional career.

Also, I would like to thank Rabi Michael Mammo for informing all of us about this happy event. Basema Raba Rabi.. Marya na6errokh aziza.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Dearest friend Aprim- Fellow Kirkukli Qardash,

I enjoyed reading your article. Job very well done . I found it very informative.
As a devoted Christian, I wish my fellow brethern "Chaldean brothers and sisters" all the best and pray to Lord Jesus Christ to guide and bless the Bishops of the chaldean church in selecting the future Patriarch. God bless our "Church of the East including all denominations.

Khona Aprim, keep on writing on issues relevant to our nation and keep your pen sharper as I truly enjoy your articles .

With my best wishes and personal highest regrads,

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada ".

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It is with great pleasure, I extend my warmest congratulations to Dr. Odisho Malko Asheta for his greatest achievement in earning a Ph.D. degree in the area of "Semele Masacare". Through your dissertation you must inform the whole world about the genocide that was committed against our peace loving people in Semele in 1933.

Again, congratulations and may God bless you and and our greatest nation "Assyria".

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Senior Reserach Scientist & Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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I would like to extend my congratulations to all newly elected members of the Assyrian National Committee. In particular, I am congartulating my friends from my hometown Kirkuk (William Badal and Pnoell Hermiz)(

May God bless each and everyone of the newly elected committee members and guide you for your services for our beloved Assyrians in greater Chicago area.

Best wishes and regrads,
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Senior Research Scientist & Professor
Victoria (Vancouver Island, BC, Canada)

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My heartful congratulations to Dr. Sandra Solaka Plis for achiveing a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering. We are proud of you Dr. Sandra. I wish you all the best in your professional career

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor

Canada..


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I would like to extend heartful congratulations to Mr. Shams Den Gewargis Zaia for obtaining Masters degree in the International Law as relates to our nationalistic rights of our great "Assyrian Nation" in our own homeland- Bet Nahrain "Iraq".
I wish Mr. Zaia all the best in his professional career.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor,

Canada

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 H.H. Mar Dinkha, our beloved Patriarch, Assyrian Church of the East Worldwide, Barekh Mar Kassi

It gives me a great honour and a pleasure to congratulate our beloved Patriarch for his 36th Anniversary as "Greatest Patrirach of one of the sacred church of the world- Church of the East

Your Holliness, you have been a great spiritual leader for our beloved ACOE and grteast nation on the planet Earth- The Assyrian Nation

May Lord Jesus Christ bless you and wish you all the best..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada



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أدب / رد: رحلتــي..مع الــرب.!
« في: 02:52 25/09/2012  »
Azizi Brother Fahed

Reading your poem makes me feel that I am flying on the seventh heaven!!! Wow, indeed such a poem is so relaxing for our soul and mind. I wish I can express  my feelings in Arabic language, but "Al-ma3na fee qalb al-sha3er" lol

Your brother,

Simon Francis Shamoun
Victoria, BC..

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H.B. Mar Meelis,
It give us all and our great Assyrian nation a great pride and honour to extend to you our gratitude and sincere "Thank you" for your dedication and work for our beloved people in Australia and around the world. This is great accomplishment for our future leaders of our nation.

Barekh Mar Kassi

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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May God rest his soul in peace and grant him eternal life in paradise.. Our nation has lost a second giant after the late Dr. Donny George. Both Drs. Behnam Abo Al-Soff and Donny George are icons of our nation and current country of Iraq. Their contributions to mankind civilization will be remembered by generation to come.

Our deep sympathy to Dr. Al-Soff family, friends and all beloved people of our great nation.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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.May God rest his soul in peace. We extend our deep sympathy to Malik's family, friends beloved people of my sweet home town of Kirkuk.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Canada 

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Very touching and inspiring song dedicated to the souls of our fallen brethern "Assyrian Martyrs" who sacrificied their lives for sake of our survival as a great "Assyrian Nation" among other nations. I salute you all: John, George, Elizabeth,Salem, Joan, Jina, Somer, & Odisho, for a job very well done. God bless you all.

May God rest the souls of our "Assyrian Martyrs"  in peace. We will never forget our fallen Assyrian brethern.
Shokha O romramara al rokhet sahdan Ashurayee..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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Dear Father Narsai Youkhanes
It with great pleasure that I would like to express my personal congratulations to you and your great family members. I know your Mom & Dad, our beloved ACOE, and Assyrian nation are all proud for your great achievements in your studies and your services to our people .. Please, give my best wishes and regards to your dearest Dad and my best friend.

May God bless you..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV
Barekh Mar Kassee..
May your golden words, advise and your blessings flourish throughout our great Assyrian nation and beloved Assyrians worldwide. The Assyrian new year 6762 "Akitu" is a symbol of our survival and persistence as a great "Assyrian nation" among other nations

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
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Our nation has lost a great Assyrian and and a beloved Kirkuknaya whom we all admired his contribution to "Assyrian Song". May God rest Ewan's soul in peace and may God grant him eternal life. Our deep condolonces to his family, relatives and friends and to "Kirkuknayee" ..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Congratulations Emad for receiving Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Job very well done dear.

Please, give our best wishes and warm regards to your parents Dr. Amjad and Fatheela.

Please, give my e-mail address to your Dad whom I know since mid 1970s at the University of Mosul. Please, let him e-mail me at the following e-mail address:

SShamoun@nrcan.gc.ca
Please, tell Dr. Amjad that I missed him very much and would like to re-establish our communications via e-mail. thank you.

May God bless you and your entire family.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Congratulations to our Assyrian Soccer star Douglas Aziz for receiving H.H. Mar Dinkha's and ACOE highest medal of honour. Douglas is truly a wonderful person who represented Iraq in many different international soccer championships. He will always be our great Assyrian star like the late Ammo Baba. We are proud of you aziza Douglas. May God bless you and your family.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor,
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Dear Yacoub
What a great news indeed!! The late Ammo Baba will always be in the minds and hearts of ALL Iraqis .. He represents all Iraqis regardless to their background. He will be remembered by generation to come as one of the most admired athlete ever. May God rest his soul in peace.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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H.H. the late Mar Benyamin Shimun is the PRINCE of all our martyrs and of  our beloved Assyrian nation and ACOE. His memory is alive in the hearts and minds of millions of Assyrians worldwide. May God rest his soul in peace. H.H. Mar Benyamin Shimun is also an Assyrian HERO who sacrificed his life for his nation and beloved ACOE.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Dear Nabeel

It is indeed a pleasure to see this list of beuatiful names of our beloved "Nadwat Al-Eman". Indeed very fond memories. I am in # 109 (Shamoun Francis) from Kirkuk, College of Agriculture & Forestry. I graduated from University of Mosul in 1972. I wish we can hear from more people from around the world. I still have black and white pictures from our parties and picnics. Again, may God bless you akhona Nabeel for posting this beuatiful information..

Your brother,

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia at Vancouver, BC, Canada
E-mail: SShamoun@nrcan.gc.ca

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Very touching song.. I would like to congratulate our beloved great Assyrian writer Fahed Isaac for continued contributions to our beautiful Assyrian Arts. Indeed, khona Fahed you make us all so proud to have you as a shining star in our nation. You are a great Assyrian. God bless you khona aziza. To all other beloved singers who did great job, I say to them "Chebo" to each and everyone of you. To the soul of the late great Assyrian singer George Homeh;;;; Rest in peace, your legacy will always be remembered by generation to come. Chebo to all..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor, Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Halleluja .... Our beloved ACOE is a shining star on Planet Earth. We are proud of you our beloved ACOE under the leadership of our beloved Assyrian Patriarch H.H. Mar Dinkha and other beloved prelates. May God bless ACOE and our beloved prelates.

Dr Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor, Canadian Forest Service & Professor, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Dearest Brother Dr William
My personal warmest congratulations to you azizi Dr William.,
It gives me a great pleasure and an honour to extend my personal highest regards to you on your new position in the United Nations. You , sir, have made us all proud as an Assyrian and enhanced the profile of our nation among other nations in the U.N. I wish you and your lovely family all the best.

your brother in Omta Ashureta,
Dr Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor, Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Halleluja.. Assyrians worldwide are proud of all achivements of the beloved ACOE. Barekh Mar Kassi H.H. Mar Dinkha, our beloved Patriarch, H.B. Mar Meelis and our beloved Bishop of Canada H.G. Mar Emmanuel. May God bless our beloved ACOE and brave Assyrian nation.
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Dear Rabi Matti

It gives me a great pleasure to extend my gratitude and congratulations to you for a job very well done khona azia. Keep up the good work. This modern Assyrian dictionary is very importnat. It is imperative to keep our beuatiful Assyrian language alive for coming Assyrian generation. God bless you khona aiza..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Dearest Urhai,

 It give me and my family a great pleasure to extend our congratulations to you on your great accomplishment by receiving Master degree in Physics. I am sure your beloved parents Janet and Elias are proud of you as we are and our nation. I wish you all the best in the future and good luck for a Ph.D. degree. Please, get in touch with Dr. Emanuel Kambar at Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo, for Ph.D. degree in Physics. Khayat azizta Urhai.. Marya alaha na6errakh..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Dearest friend Flora and brother George,
It gives me a great pleasure to congratulate you Flora for your great achivement. We are proud of you always. With our best wishes and regards.. Cheers..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Dear Dr. Wesam, It gives me a great pleasure to congratulate you and your parents for your success in receiving your M.Sc. degree in Medicine- special emphasis on childerns.
Your picture brought back to me fond memories of your father Dr. Amjad. Would you please, give him and your Mother our best wishes and regards from Canada. Please, I would be grateful if you pass this message to your father, Our friendship goes back to the days of the University of Mosul, College of Agriculuture & Forestry. We had great friendship and I cherish those days. I am looking forward to re-establish my contacts with your father- my dearest friend Dr. amjad.

May God bless you aziza Dr. Wesam and your family.. Best wishes and regards,

 Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Our nation has lost a great and GIANT Assyrian. May God rest his soul in peace. We will always remember Dr. Donny's contributions for his beloved people and great Assyrian nation. His endless love to his beloved people and nation is well reflected in his lectures and publications. He was always an advocate for enhancing the sacred "Assyrian Cause".

My deepest sympathy to Dr. Donny's family, friends and his beloved Assyrian nation..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia at Vancouver, BC, Canada

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I extend my deep condolences and sorrow to family of the late George Homeh. Our nation has lost a giant singer and an artist.. May God rest the soul of the late George Homeh in peace. May God grant him eternal life in paradise.
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Congratulations to all beloved Assyrians worldwide. It is a joyfull day to witness the conseqration of a new bishop for Iran. H.G. Mar Narsai Benjamin.. Halleluja.. It is great day in our beloved Assyrian church of the East- the church of Martyrs .. We congratulate our beloved Patriarch H.H. Mar Dnkha and Prelates of the ACOE for this happy day.. May God bless our sacred Assyrian nation and great ACOE

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun, Ph.D.
Research Scientist & Associate Professor, Canadia Forest Service and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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It is with great pleasure to see the pictures of my dearest cousin Youaw G. David. May God bless you aziza Youaw and I hope your request will be given utmost attention by the minister of sports and Youth in Iraq. you deserve richly all what you have asked for. I wish you all the best..
your cousin,
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor,
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Dear Dr Ammar F.J. Al-Bazi
It is with great pleasure I extend to you my congratulations on your great achivement on passing and obtaining your Ph.D. degree. This is jubilant news is not only to your respected Al-Bazi family whom I know very closely but to your great Assyrian nation. You have made us all very proud. May God bless you and guide you

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Sceintist & Associate Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia at Vancouver, BC, Canada

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It is with great sorrow that we have recieved this sad news about the passing of our beloved H.B. Mar Narsai De Baz. He will be missed so dearly by all Assyrians worldwide. Our beloved ACOE has lost a great spiritual leader and a GIANT nationalist who advocated all his life for advancing the Assyrian Cause and worked hard as a great Meteropolitan of "ASSYRIA-ATUR for decades. May God rest his soul in peace

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

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I would like to extend my congratulations to Father Emanuel Youkhana for his consecration to the rank of AkadYaqon in our beloved Assyrian Church of the East. Father Youkhana deserve richly this rank for his dedication, loyalty and hard work thorugh his noble CAPNI  organization.  Also Father Youkhana's contributions to ACOE are immense and has done excellent work through his services in the homeland and in the diaspora. Again, congratulations to H.B. Mar Meelis, all  our beloved Assyrian people worldwide for this great event. May God bless our Patrirach H. H. Mar Dinkha and our great Assyrian nation. Amen.

 Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Senior Research Scientist & Associate Professor
University of British Columbia at Vancouver, British Columbia & Canadain Forest Service, BC, Canada

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Assyrians worldwide are jubilant and celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the consecration of our beloved Patriarch H.H. Mar Dinkha. Our great Assyrian nation and beloved ACOE are blessed to have such a spiritual leader, who has given his entire life working for our beloved ACOE and nation. Kasse Barekh Mar.. May God bless you and give you long life and health. amen.

Son of the ACOE
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Our great Assyrian nation has lost one of it's GIANT. Lat Ammo Baba was a symbol of love, peace and dedication of our beloved Assyrian people worldwide for their endless love for their own land. He will be remebered for generation to come. May God rest his soul in peace.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Forest Biotechnology & Molecular Biology
University of British Columbia and Canadian Forest Service, Vancouver, BC,

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Our great Assyrian nation has lost one of it's GIANT. Lat Ammo Baba was a symbol of love, peace and dedication of our beloved Assyrian people worldwide for their endless love for their own land. He will be remebered for generation to come. May God rest his soul in peace.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Forest Biotechnology & Molecular Biology
University of British Columbia and Canadian Forest Service, Vancouver, BC,

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Our great Assyrian nation has lost one of it's GIANT. Lat Ammo Baba was a symbol of love, peace and dedication of our beloved Assyrian people worldwide for their endless love for their own land. He will be remebered for generation to come. May God rest his soul in peace.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Forest Biotechnology & Molecular Biology
University of British Columbia and Canadian Forest Service, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Our Assyrian nation has lost one of it's greatest giant.  Late Ammo Baba was a symbol of peace, love and dedication of Assyrians for their own land. May God bless his soul in peace. He will be remebered for generation to come..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Universiity of British Columbia & Canadian Forest Service, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Our nation has lost a great giant.. Rabi hurmiz Aboona..  who dedicated his life for his nation in preaching the TRUTH about the Assyrian history, legacy and cause. Our sympathy and condolonces goes to ALL Aboona's family, friends and nation. May God rest his soul in peace.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vanouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Dear Odisho Malko

it is with great pleasure and honour to extend my sincere congatulations to you for defending your M.Sc. degree with distinction.. Your accomplishment is a great contribution for your fellow Assyrians and great nation. I wish you all the best..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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May God rest his soul in peace. Senator John Nimrud, was a great Assyrian who worked hard for his people and nation. He will be remembered for his great legacy. Again, May God comfort his family & relatives.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist and Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Halleluja..... It is a joyous day in the history of our beloved ACOE.. Within one week after the consecration of Mar Awa Royel in modesto, California, we witness the consecration of our beloved Mar Meelis to the rank of "Archbishop= Metrapoleeta" to our beloved people in Australia and New Zealand. H.H. Mar Dinkha's vision is to re-vitalize our "Church of Martyrs" into the 21 st century with love & peace to all..

With great pleasure I extend our congartualtions to H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia and to the entire Assyrian nation for this happy day..

May Lord Jesus Christ bless H.H. Mar Dinkha and all Sunhadoos members and our beloved Assyrian nation & people. Ameen..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Dearest friend Dr. William,
it is with great pleasure and an honour to congratulate you on this great achivement. I wish you my dear friend all the best.

your friend

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Canada

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Dear members of the Organizing Committee,
with great pleasure, I congratulate each and everyone of you and all the participants at the second scientific meeting. It is great idea to exchange knowledge/information in diverse areas of Science & Technology. I hope in the future,our Scientists/Investigators from abroad will participate and encourge them to attend and contribute to well being of our beloved homeland and people in Bet Nahren-Iraq
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor
Forest Pathology,Forest biotechnology & Biological Control of Plant Pests
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
E-mail: SShamoun@nrcan.gc.ca

 

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Dear Fahed
You make us all proud as Assyrians. Your achivement is great and I wish you all the best in future. May God bless you dear friend..

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor
Canadian Forest Service, & University of British Coulmbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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It gives me a great pleasure and honour to congratulate Ms. Baydaa Ceaseer Hermiz for her great achivement. Job very well done in defending your M.Sc. thesis. I wish you all the best and to all our beloved Assyrian generation. Knowledge is power!!.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Dear Robin Bet Shmouel
It gives me a great honour and with pride and pleasure  I congratulate you my fellow Assyrian on your great achivement. We, the grandsons/grand duaghters of Ashur, Sargon and Shamiram are contributing to the worlds civilization, as our forefathers did. Let the whole world know about our accomplishments in all diverse areas of Literatures, Science & Technology. Through our great contributions, we will make a BIG difference.  again, my dear fellow Assyrian, I wish you all the best and good luck on your Ph.D. degree.

May God bless our sacred & great ASSYRIA nation and it's beloved people.

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
University of British Columbia at Vancouver, BC and Canadian Forest Service, victoria, BC, Canada
E-mail: SShamoun@nrcan.gc.ca

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Dr Albania Neesan
Assyrians around the world are all proud for your achievement. I am honoured to congratulate you for your great award as the "Best University Professor" at the Swedish Royal University of Technology- KTH. This is an hounor for our GREAT ASSYRIAN NATION, and to whole world to see and take mark that daughters and sons of great Ashur, Sargon and Shamiram are alive and still contributing the current civilization around the globe


On behalf all Assyrians in Western Canada, I would like again to extend our congratulations to you as you have proved to all of us that you are truly a "Great Assyrian Role Model" for our young Assyrian generation to follow your footsteps.

We wsish a blessed Christmas and happy & productive new year-'08.

Dr Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
E-mail:  SShamoun@nrcan.gc.ca   

 

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Dear Ramina,

with great pleasure, I extend my congratulations to you and your family for defending your M.Sc. degree. I am very proud to see our young Assyrian generation pursuing higher degrees in Life Sciences. I would be very happy to receive your C.V. (Resume) if you are interested to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Canada. I look forward to hearing from you.

May God bless you and our great Assyrian nation and beloved people around the world

Dr Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
E-mail: SShamoun@nrcan.gc.ca

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Dearest beloved Assyrian people around the world,

We, the Assyrians of western Canada, join you all in this great celebration. The truth always prevail..

We are extending our sincere congratulations to our beloved Patriarch H. H. Mar Dinkha, H.G. Mar Meelis, H.G. Mar Odisho, (our own bishop of Canada Mar Emannuel), all members of the ACOE Synod and brave Assyrian people for this great victory for our nation and beloved church.

Let the celebration begins... at the door of Mar Yousip parish in San Jose and others churches in California..

Again, Halleluljia... Victory is always for our beloved ACOE..

On behalf of all Assyrians of western Canada, we send you our LOVE & Greetings...

Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor
Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia at Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Our beloved Patriarch H.H. Mar Dinkha: on behalf of all Assyrians in western Canada, we would like to extend our congratulations to you on your 31st anniversary as a Patriarch of our beloved Assyrian church of the East. Barekh-Mar Kassi, and may Lord Jesus christ bless for our great church and nation. Amen
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Associate Professor, Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Dear Anita,  it gives me a great pleasure to note a fellow Assyrian to achieve M.Sc. degree. You are a shining star for our brave Assyrian people and great nation. I wish you all the best


Yours in Assyrian nation,

Dr Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
University of Brtish Columbia, Vancouver, Brtitish columbia, Canada   

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Dearest friend Fahed,
With such beuatiful words, I find myself on the 7th heaven with my darling drinking wine and having wonderful time. Wow, you are truly an Assyrian icon. I am proud of you dearest brother. Keep up the good work. God bless you dear..

Simon Francis Shamoun, Ph.D.
Research Scientist & Associate Professor, Canadian Forest Service & University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,

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Dear Dr. William , It gives me a great pleasure , honour and pride to read your very informed article. I would like to congratulate you on your great efforts so that millions of Assyrians(.
including (Chaldeans, syrians , and others) to read and learn about their real history & truth. May God bless our sacred Assyrian nation forever,


Dr Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist & Professor
 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 

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Dear Fahed,

 Indeed very nice.. You are one of the best Assyrian writer.. I wish you  all the best dear..

Dr Simon Francis Shamoun
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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شكر و تهاني / Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
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I would like to wish all Assyrians (including Chaldeans, Suryans, Jacobites) a blessed Christmas and happy and productive New Year-'06

 My God bless our sacred Assyrian nation and brave people.

 Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Senior Research Scientist
Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver & Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada][/color]

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