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Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« on: October 13, 2013, 12:02:06 PM »
Good letter from Mar Luis Sako (patriarch of the chaldean catholic church), pleading with those who have left Iraq and the middle east to come back.



Though his call is not realistic for most, he does make some great points about how hard it is to maintain our culture, language and religion in the west, for more than a generation or two.

Article is in Arabic : http://www.saint-adday.com/index.php/permalink/5105.html


Here is a rough translation/interpretation of his letter:



"To you who have left, come return. Isn't the homeland like a son that? Our land is the cradle of civilizations, it has hugged us and we have hugged it.

Our villages in the Nineveh plain, Amadya, Zakho, Aqra and others are great and long standing.

You are strangers in foreign lands and what will become or remain of you in 100 or 200 years from now? what will happen to your names: Esho, Yalda, Shemoun, Sargon, Zaya, Mikho? and what is the result? the outcome is that you will melt and be integrated in your new societies. As a result, your name, identity, culture and language will also be wiped. Most of you are now living through state assistance while we live with out blood and sweat. You talk about the 'Great Babylon' and 'Mighty Assyria'? What is the point of talk! isn't it just a feeling?

Truth be told, your being in the diaspora hurts us here at home.  we will not leave from here. We will stay.  True, we don't know what the future holds, but we do know who we are, our history, identity,language, rituals, traditions and our neighbors. Therefore, we remain attached to our homeland, people, principles and rights.

Come back, you who have migrated so we are building and working stronger together. Cooperating in building the preset and future. If you come back, we will have significance, position and a role (in this country).  Come back so we can utilize your skills and knowledge.  If you come back, we will be the third largest ethnic group and second religion. If you don't come back, we will remain a minority, with no significance. But regardless, we will stay and not leave, accepting to eat bread and onions so that our Christian heritage and attestation may continue."




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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 07:57:16 PM »
no translation of the article for us? :\

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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 08:57:33 PM »
It is a great article and I will try to provide a translation when I get time hopefully.

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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 10:47:27 PM »
Here is a rough translation/interpretation of his letter:

"To you who have left, come return. Isn't the homeland like a son that? Our land is the cradle of civilizations, it has hugged us and we have hugged it.

Our villages in the Nineveh plain, Amadya, Zakho, Aqra and others are great and long standing.

You are strangers in foreign lands and what will become or remain of you in 100 or 200 years from now? what will happen to your names: Esho, Yalda, Shemoun, Sargon, Zaya, Mikho? and what is the result? the outcome is that you will melt and be integrated in your new societies. As a result, your name, identity, culture and language will also be wiped. Most of you are now living through state assistance while we live with out blood and sweat. You talk about the 'Great Babylon' and 'Mighty Assyria'? What is the point of talk! isn't it just a feeling?

Truth be told, your being in the diaspora hurts us here at home.  we will not leave from here. We will stay.  True, we don't know what the future holds, but we do know who we are, our history, identity,language, rituals, traditions and our neighbors. Therefore, we remain attached to our homeland, people, principles and rights.

Come back, you who have migrated so we are building and working stronger together. Cooperating in building the preset and future. If you come back, we will have significance, position and a role (in this country).  Come back so we can utilize your skills and knowledge.  If you come back, we will be the third largest ethnic group and second religion. If you don't come back, we will remain a minority, with no significance. But regardless, we will stay and not leave, accepting to eat bread and onions so that our Christian heritage and attestation may continue."
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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 05:02:14 AM »
It won't stop people leaving everyday.
He represents the institute that has caused people to lose their connection (Assyrian identity) to their land, thus people have no reason to stay.
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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 03:04:44 PM »
I am preparing to move to Iraq.   Who does one contact about work, properties etc.

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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 07:52:36 PM »
I am preparing to move to Iraq.   Who does one contact about work, properties etc.

make sure to bring body armor and a gun with you, if you can.

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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 02:32:02 PM »
I am going to Iraq, not the United States!   I prefer my future in Iraq than to the West now.

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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 05:23:31 AM »
I am going to Iraq, not the United States!   I prefer my future in Iraq than to the West now.
Hello Johnny,
I did the move 5 years ago. If you're interested in more info, PM me
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Re: Chaldean patriarch pleads with those who left to come back.
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 07:21:40 AM »
He wants people to go back meaning us ? well then

If he is sincere and not talking **** then he knows that the following things must happen

1. Call your self Assyrian and you can either stick to being a catholic or also come back to church of the east at the same time.

2. Ask for the Nineveh area and nohadra and surrounds to be a region  for an Assyrian area region state under Assyrian rule not kurdush or arab  for Assyrians from all sects. 

When these things happen thats when people will come back

Until then if you do not do these things then there is a better chance of Michael Jackson and John Wayne coming back to life

 

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