The Ancient Church of the East Mar Shaleeta Parish
The Holy Eucharist is considered on of the seven Sacraments of the Ancient Church of the East. It will only be served to baptized members in good standing of the canonical Church. These traditions are ancient and have been part of the Holy Church for the 2,000 years of Her history.
The Church understands the Holy Eucharist as a mystery of the real presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, not simply as a memorial, or merely in a spiritual sense, “interpretations” or revisions of this and other doctrines of the ancient faith, we simply ask that you respect the ancient, apostolic tradition and join us in receiving the Holy Eucharist.
As part of the Church traditions, Faithful who wishes to receive the Holy Eucharist must be fasting with the exception of those who are in need of taking medications are exempts from fasting.
TThe Church understands Baptism as a mystery. Baptism is considered one of the seven Sacraments of the Ancient Church of the East.
The church believes in infants Baptism. The infant must be fully immersed in water symbolizing the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
These traditions are ancient and have been part of the Holy Church for the 2,000 years of the church history. We simply ask that you respect the ancient, apostolic tradition.
The Ancient Church of the East believes in the traditional marriage, where marriage is a covenant, a sacred bond between a man and a woman instituted by and publicly entered into before God and witnessed by the church.
According to church doctrine, marriage is not considered as one of the seven Sacraments because it can be nullified by either a divorce or death of either of the spouses
"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man and Adam said this now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
"So great is my veneration for the BIBLE that the earlier my children begin to read it, the more confident will be
my hope that they will prove useful citizens to their country and respectable members of society"
John Quincy Adams
Language and Cultural Activities
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Reaching Out to our Community
Mar Shaleeta Parish is a small but unique community. We are proud and appreciative of our blessed parishioners for their love and dedication to their beloved Church. May the blessing of our Lord always be with you.