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About Us

Welcome to the Ancient Church of the East Mar Shaleeta Parish, San Fernando California.

We would like to thank you for visiting our web site. It is our mission to reach out and preach the Gospel and the truth as instructed by our Lord and savior jesus Christ as he said in Matthew 24:14 

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Mark 16:15 
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

This church is a traditional church that was established around the year 34-35 1st Century A.D. by the Apostles ST. Thomas St. Thaddeus (Mar Addai) & his Student Mari.
The official liturgical language of this church is the Assyrian (Aramaic) which is the language that our Lord & savior spoke with. We are proud to maintain the traditions that was passed on to us by our ancestors, we pray and ask God to strengthen our faith to continue doing so until the second coming of our Lord.

This church observe the Julian Calendar for all of its activities with the exception of Nativity day which has been recently changed to the Gregorian Calendar. May the blessing of the Lord be upon all mankind with piece and prosperity for all.

Meet Our Clergy & Committee:
Athanasis Toma
Peter Armia
Elias Younan
Ben Mikhael
Vice President:
Edmond Youhanna
Johny Kanno
Allen Izak
Bella Reyhanehpour

Our Mission and Vision

"Mar Shaleeta Church called to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and the beliefs of the Ancient Church of the East Christian faith, to maintain the worship of God, and to inspire in all persons a love for Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and their fellow human beings. We pledge our lives to Christ and covenant with each other to demonstrate His Spirit through worship, witnessing, and ministry to the needs of the people of this church and the community"

Value statement:
        "Our values are:
          1. Faith in Jesus Christ;
          2.Passion for the Gospel;
           3. Respect for all people;
          4. Kindness;
          5. Honesty;
          6. Spiritual Growth;
          7. Worship as a privilege and power of meeting God with other believers.
          8. Community."

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