Monday, 25 August 2014

Mar Mari Emmanuel - Suspended (or excommunicated?)

It seems that the Ancient Assyrian Church of the East has suspended Mar Mari Emmanuel in Australia. Mar Mari is known for his vocal support of Christian Unity, claiming that the Blessed Virgin is in fact the Mother of God and for his love for the youth.

It is not clear what are the reasons for this suspension (or possible excommunication). There have been certain things floating around. Such as: missing out on Ramsho prayers, wearing an Eskimo and his visits to the Holy Land. But nothing seems to be clear.

We hope for Mar Mari Emmanuel and the Ancient Assyrian Church of the East all the best.

Through the Birth-Giver of God Maryam, and Mor Ephrem. God bless you all.


  1. Any update on this? Did Mar Mari appeal this or start a new Church or is everything in limbo?

  2. I would also be very interested to find out more about what happened and how it turned out. (Why is it that Mar Mari Emmanuel is the only bishop in his synod, or in all the East Syriac churches, to wear an Eskimo?)