The Assyrian Church, which is neither Catholic nor Eastern Orthodox, traces its history to the first century, all the way to the Apostles Thomas, Thaddeus, and Bartholomew. Now, these Syrian Christians, as in those early days, are experiencing brutal persecution and martyrdom.
ISIS has rounded up 150 Assyrian Christians from Syrian villages. Their fate is unknown at this time. We should pray for them. Are you seeing much outrage at what the jihadists are doing to Christians, either from the world at large or even from Western Christians? [Read more…]