hypocrisy in Turabdin!
The Syriac Orthodox monastery of
Mor Hobel and Mor Abrohom in Turabdin (Turkey) is preparing itself for
receiving some “Assyrians” who intend to celebrate an “Assyrian” heathen
feast in it.
We, the Syriac Orthodox youth, are very astonished that
our Syriac Orthodox churches and establishments are hosting such heathen
feasts, which have nothing to do with our Syriac Christian people and
their Syriac identity. We wonder how the Syriac-orthodox bishop Samuel
Aktash of Turabdin could accept such farces in his diocese. We wonder also
how the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox church could approve such comical
attitudes in the church, and does nothing to stop those who try to exploit
the church for their non Christian goals.
The so called “Assyrian” organizations in the West try
their best to lay our church and its clergymen under their influence. By
celebrating an “Assyrian” feast in Turabdin shows that the Syriac-orthodox
churches in Turabdin are under the influence of these “Assyrian”
Turabdin was the cradle of the Syriac-Aramean people
more than a thousand year before Christ, and now is facing new
Where are the “powerful” Syriac organizations in the
West which boast that they represent the Syriac people? Are they also
infiltrated by these “Assyrians” or don´t they have interest in the
honourable struggle for the preservation and protection of the Syriac name