THE CHALDEAN LITURGY
A comprehensive study of the Chaldean Liturgy, written by Bishop Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, from the structure of the Liturgy of the Hours to the Liturgical Year, including a historical and analytical study of the Anaphora of Addai and Mari, as well as all of the sacraments.
A Cry for Help
With the severe and barbaric actions of the Islamic State (ISIS) toward the Christian and minority population of Iraq, innumerable phone calls and emails began pouring into the parishes of St. Peter Diocese. The pleas were all the same, that the persecuted refugees be able to leave Iraq and join their families in the United States. In response to the thousands people begging for help, St. Peter Diocese responded by accepting their request and began to collect names of individuals who desire to leave Iraq. Each of the forms collected included names of sponsors who live in the United States and are willing to assist in settling the refugees. A group of over twenty volunteers gathered in the St. Peter Cathedral Rectory to collect and digitize the thousands of forms pouring in from all over the country. After 12 days and over 100 hours, the final total of Chaldean Christians desiring to leave Iraq numbered at 54,760. In addition to this, another 15,000 names were collected in earlier stages, bringing the list total close to 70,000.
David Stephen and Royal Hannosh Ordained Deacons
On Friday evening, September 12, 2014, just two months after St. Peter Cathedral witnessed the first ever deaconate ordination of two of its first seminarians, the faithful were blessed to witness the deaconate ordinations of David Stephen and Royal Hannosh. The Cathedral was packed with family, friends and loved ones as well as a number of clergy, deacons and lectors who all gathered to in support and love of their new deacons.
IN DEDICATION FOR DIACONATE ORDINATION
Please join us tonight at St. Peter's Cathedral from 7pm-8pm for a public Holy Hour dedicated to seminarians David Stephen and Royal Hannosh. This is a very important time of prayer for them since this Friday they are to recieve Holy Orders and be ordained Transitional Deacons by the laying of hands of His Excellency Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo. This is a monumental moment for our church since they are the 3rd and 4th seminarisna to be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate this year as the final step before they're PRiestly ordination next year. Please come tonight and support them in prayer in front of the Holy Eucharist.
Protect those under attack in Iraq
Bishop Sarhad met with Senator Anderson. They spoke about the protection of Iraqi Christians today. SJR 17, a resolution that would draw attention to and demand assistance for Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIS, passes the State Assembly
FIGHTING ISIS IN THE U.S.
On Tuesday, August 19 2014, Hundreds of Chaldeans in San Diego and other community members marched for peace this week to honor persecuted Iraqi refugees. The peace march took place from Saint Michael’s Chaldean Catholic Church to downtown El Cajon, with the crowd proclaiming: “We are N” to show support for our fellow Christians in Iraq dying for what they believe in. Attendees from throughout the community carried banners, crosses, and photos of children dying in Iraq while ISIS takes over their homeland.
SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF PRIESTHOOD
August 6th 2014, Fr. Noel Gorgis celebrated his 25 year silver anniversary as a catholic priest serving throughout the world. He celebrated this special day with mass. Other clergy and close friends surprised him with a little get together afterwards.
Fr. Noel Gorgis has impacted the world in his many achievements and continues to do the same as his priesthood continues to do the same.
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri Visits St. Peter Cathedral
On Sunday, July 27, 2014, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Roman Curia, visited St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon. His Eminence arrived at the Cathedral for Slotha d-Sapra d-Khoshaba (Sunday Morning Prayer) at 11am. It was a great honor and joy for all of those who were present to enjoy such a beautiful visit from His Eminence.
DEACON ANKIDO SIPO AND DEACON SIMON ESSHAKI
On the Feast of Mar Abba the Great, Friday, July 18, 2014, two seminarians from the first Chaldean seminary outside of Iraq were ordained Deacons. The ordination took place at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon. Watch the entire ceremony on kaldu.org by clicking read more.
ANKIDO SIPO AND SIMON ESSHAKI ORDAINED DEACONS
July 18, 2014, on the feast of Mar Abba the Great, two seminarians, Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki, were ordained Chaldean Deacons by Bishop Sarhad Yawsip Jammo at St. Peter's Cathedral in San Diego. They are the first deacons to be ordained within the Seminary of Mar Abba the Great.
HOLY HOUR AND DEACONATE ORDINATION
Please join us on Thursday at 7p.m. at St. Peter's Cathedral for a holy hour dedicated for the two seminarians, Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki, who will be recieveing the sacrament of Holy Orders on Friday.
The deaconate ordination will be on Friday at 6p.m. at St. Peter's Cathedral. Both seminarians are American born Chaldeans.