The Clergy Conference of the Assyrian Catholic Apostolic Diocese (ACAD) met in Dublin, California, to discuss the current situation and consider future plans for reestablishing communion with other Christians, in order to end their ecclesial isolation.
After praying to the Father and reflecting on the Scriptures and Tradition, the attendees unanimously adopted a “Declaration of Intention” in which they state their resolution “to enter full communion with the Catholic Church” and “to resume church unity with the Chaldean Catholic Church.” As a result, they foresee that this declaration will initiate a process of negotiation with respective Church authorities to define a concrete model of this union, in which the particularity of our apostolic tradition is preserved. (Read the Rest)
I have always fully supported Ecumenism with Ancient, Apostolic Churches. (Orthodox, Coptic, Ethiopian, etc…). Reunion is a good thing to be prayed for.
Recently on Staten Island the Coptic Orthodox purchased an old Masonic Hall right down the road from my house, and made a truly nice new Church. The Egyptian Christians I have met have been wonderful, devout people. Some of the women have tattoos of crosses on their wrists, which seems kind of nervy in a Muslim dominated country.
Pictures of Coptic Liturgy: