The Catholicos of the East and His People
Describes the life and customs, both ancient and modern, of the modern Assyrians ("Nestorians") who formed in the nineteenth century a remarkable outpost of Christianity in the Middle East. The authors rely in their descriptions on the Sunhadus, or Book of Canon Law, which governs that Church even today.
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Short historical account of the peopleDependence on
QudshanisThe patriarchal courtLife without clocks
EVERYDAY LIFE DT PERSIA
EVERYDAY LIFE IN PERSIAcontinued
The three orders and nine divisionsComparison with
THE DAILY SERVICES
LikeneBs of the Baptismal Service to the LiturgyDescrip
Description of Mar Shalita at QudshanisCreeping through
agha altar anthems Apostles Ashiret Ashitha baita baked baptism baptistery betrothal better bishop bless boys bread bride bridegroom called canon chorepiscopus Christ Christian church classical Syriac consecrated cross custom deacon districts dress East Syrian Eastern Syrians especially Eucharist European fast father feast feet festival Friday give Gospel governor guests hand head heaven Heavenly Intelligences Holy Jilu kiss Kurdish Kurdistan Kurds Liturgy live Lord Mar Shimun marriage marry martyrs matter Maundy Thursday metropolitan mission missionaries Mosul mountains Mussulman nave Nestorians Nestorius ordained patriarch peace Pentecost perhaps Persia plain of Urmi prayers priest psalms Qudshanis receive river roads roof saints sanctuary servant sheep side sometimes stones subdeacons summer Sunday Sunhadus Tabriz thee thing Tiari Turkey Turkish Urmi plain usually veil village vineyards wall wear whole winter women