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Atour Publications Book List By ATOUR Publications
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The attached PDF file - ATOUR Publications Book List, September 2018 - contains a complete listing of the books available from ATOUR Publications along with detailed descriptions and links to the... More > pages to order the books.< Less
The Liturgy of the Hours of the Church of the East By Revd. Joseph E. Y. De Kelaita
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The Qdam Wathar or “Book of Before and After” contains the texts of the Liturgy of the Hours or daily prayer services of the Assyrian Church of the East. This edition was compiled and... More > printed by Qashisha Yosip De Kelaita at the Assyrian Press in Mosul in 1923. The contents of this volume are entirely in Syriac.< Less
Paradise of Eden By Mar Audisho Bar Brikha
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The “Paradise of Eden” is the poetic title that Mar Audisho Bar Brikha gave to his famous collection of 50 poems on religious subjects composed in the style known as... More > “Maqamat”. The purpose of these poems was to demonstrate the beauty, subtlety and superiority of the Syriac language as a means of expression in comparison to similar claims made for the Arabic language. Mar Audisho clearly demonstrates his profound knowledge of the Syriac language in these highly complex poems. For example, poem 3 is composed of 29 lines. Each line consists of two verses of eight syllables each. The letters of the first verse are the same and follow the same order as the letters of the second verse read backwards. This volume presents the full Syriac text of these poems and was published by Qashisha Yosip De Kelaita at the Assyrian Press in Mosul in 1928.< Less
Treasury of the Syriac Language - Volume I By Mar Touma Audo
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Mar Touma Audo was born in Alqosh in 1855. His uncle, Patriarch Yosip Audo took him to Rome where he pursued his higher education and was ordained to the priesthood. He returned to Mesopotamia and... More > served in several posts, including rector of the Seminary of St. John in Mosul. He became Archbishop of Urmia in 1892 where he served with distinction until his murder during the genocide in 1918. In addition to his monumental Syriac-Syriac lexicon, Treasury of the Syriac Language, he produced a grammar of the Modern Assyrian language and translations of several western religious works. Note that the contents of this book is entirely in the Syriac language.< Less
Treasury of the Syriac Language - Volume II By Mar Touma Audo
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Mar Touma Audo was born in Alqosh in 1855. His uncle, Patriarch Yosip Audo took him to Rome where he pursued his higher education and was ordained to the priesthood. He returned to Mesopotamia and... More > served in several posts, including rector of the Seminary of St. John in Mosul. He became Archbishop of Urmia in 1892 where he served with distinction until his murder during the genocide in 1918. In addition to his monumental Syriac-Syriac lexicon, Treasury of the Syriac Language, he produced a grammar of the Modern Assyrian language and translations of several western religious works. Note that the contents of this book is entirely in the Syriac language.< Less
The Liturgy of the Church of the East By Revd. Joseph E. Y. De Kelaita
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The Eucharistic liturgy of the Assyrian Church of the East that is attributed to the apostles Mar Addai and Mar Mari is the oldest Eucharistic liturgy in continual use today. It is also used in... More > modified forms by the Chaldean Catholic and the Syro-Malabar churches. This volume was compiled and printed by Qashisha Yosip De Kelaita at the Assyrian Press in Mosul in 1928 and presents the original text as used by the historical Church of the East without changes. The volume also includes the Eucharistic liturgies attributed to Mar Theodore and Mar Nestorius as well as several other services such as baptism, absolution, renewal of the Holy Leaven and consecration of the altar. The contents of this volume are entirely in Syriac.< Less
The Laughable Stories By Mar Gregory John Bar-Hebraeus
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Mar Gregory John Bar-Hebraeus (1226-1286) served as Maphrian of the Syrian Orthodox Church from 1264. He is considered one of the greatest scholars of the Syriac tradition. The large body of his work... More > that survives covers a diverse range of subjects including theology, biblical commentary, philosophy, science, history, astronomy, grammar, ethics and poetry. Among his most entertaining works is this collection of over 700 humurous and edifying stories culled from various sources including Greek, Syriac, Persian, Arabic, Hindu and Hebrew literature.< Less
Clef de la Langue Araméenne By Alphonse Mingana
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Alphonse Mingana (1878-1937), a former Chaldean priest, was one of the great Syriac and Arabic scholars of the early 20th century. His passion for collecting Syriac and Arabic manuscripts resulted in... More > the establishment of the "Mingana Collection" at Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham, England. During his life, he published over eighty articles and books, many of which are based on his manuscript finds. This Syriac grammar in French was written and published while Mingana was a priest and teacher at the Seminary of St. John in Mosul.< Less
Assyrians and Two World Wars By Yacoub Bar Malik Ismail
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Malik Yacoub Bar Malik Ismail of Upper Tiyari (1894-1974) was an important Assyrian military and political leader who distinguished himself during the fateful years between 1914 and 1933 in fighting... More > to protect Assyrians. This book provides a first-hand account of the struggles of the Assyrian people during World War I when they were faced with genocide at the hands of the Ottoman state, the exodus to Iraq and the efforts to regain their homelands, the events leading to the massacre of Assyrians in Iraq in 1933, as well as the role played by the Assyrians in World War II. The contents of this book is entirely in the Assyrian language.< Less
The Book of Kalilah and Dimnah in Modern Assyrian By Qashisha Yosip d-Bet Qelaita
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The Book of Kalilah and Dimnah is a collection of animal tales that originate in India and were written in Sanskrit under the title of “Panchatantra” or “Five Principles”. The... More > purpose of the stories is to teach moral values concerning friendship and harmony and the things that can come between friends and destroy harmony among them. Two Syriac translations, one from Old Persian and one from Arabic, were made by Assyrians in antiquity. From these versions, the stories were translated into many other languages and traveled around the world. In 1895 Mar Thoma Audo published a new Syriac translation from the Arabic text and in 1908 he published an edition in Modern Assyrian in Urmia. This volume presents the Modern Assyrian version published by Qashisha Yosip d-Bet Qelaita in Iraq in 1936. The contents of this book is entirely in the Assyrian language.< Less