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Doves in Crimson Fields

Iraqi Christian Martyrs

Published by Gracewing Publishing .
Written in English.

About the Book

Christianity has been firmly established in Iraq for nearly two thousand years, but from the fourth century to the present day Christians in Iraq have faced periods of terrible persecution. This book brings together their stories, from the witness of martyrs sixteen hundred years ago, across the centuries, to our own time. In the twenty-first century Iraqi Christians have been confronted by relentless terrorist attack, by genocide and exile from their homeland. Alongside accounts of martyrdom and massacre under the Persian and Ottoman Empires and, in the twentieth century, the newly independent Kingdom of Iraq, Robert Ewan records the heart-rending stories of just some of the myriad of contemporary martyrs: Sister Cecilia Moshi Hanna, Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni and of the massacre at Sayidat al-Najat Church in Baghdad.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Christianity in Mesopotamia
Koukhi - first church in Iraq
The Persecution of Iraqi Christians
1 Sultana Mahdookhet
2 Brothers Jonah and Briskhisho
3 Mar Mehna and the six martyred virgins
4 Mar Shamoun Barsabbae
5 Tarbow and her sister
6 Shahdost
7 Mar Youhanna of Arbeel and Father Yacoub
8 Mar Abraham
9 Mar Henannya al-Arbelee
10 Mar Berhadsheba
11 Mar Qardagh
12 Mar Behnam and his sister Sarah
13 Father Yacoub and Deacon Azzad
14 Mar Eethallaha al Nohadri
15 Mar Abed al-Maseeh
16 Mar Patheon
17 Eisho Asbaran
18 Patriarch Shamoun VIII Yohanna Sulaqa
19 Mar Georges
20 The Alqosh massacre
21 The massacres of Bader Khan and Noorallah Beg
22 Mar Addai Scher
23 Mar Yacoub Auraham Manni
24 Archbishop Toma Audo
25 The Semele Massacre
26 Father Hanna Yacoub Qasha
27 Cecilia Moshi Hanna
28 Father Paulos Iskander
29 Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni
30 Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho
31 Father Adel Youssef Abboudi
32 Tony Adwar Shaweel
33 Massacre of Sayidat al-Najat Church
Glossary of Names
Sources and References

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 232
Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Weight 11.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL26474392M
ISBN 13 9780852449127

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