Friday, December 24, 2010

Forgotten Christians...

Well, first Merry Christmas to all my Christian friends..Hope you will have a great holiday season..So on Christmas day I want to take you to a lovely church that is located in the southeastern Turkey. It is one of the two active churches in the city of Diyarbakır..It is the Chaldean Catholic Church of Mar Petyun..

I always find God in the most simple places. I have visited many grand temples around the world, old and new, which said to be built in order to glorify the God. However, I never felt God in any one of them but the ego of the one who paid for it..

Couple years ago I have visited this small Chaldean Church. At that time there were only 10 families in the city that were attending this church. They were having the mass once a month because they did not have their own priest but a priest from the Syrian Orthodox Church was helping them to organize one. It was a wonderful, warm and cozy place just like a home. Its naive paintings and plastic flowers were telling me that this place was built and sustained with love not ego, and I felt God.

This Chaldean Church is serving its belivers since the 17th century.I just hope that it will stay open many more years....


  1. I hope so too...
    at the end we are all serving to the same one

  2. Thanks for the beautiful visit. I don't believe much but I appreciated how you said that you fin God in the simplest places.
    Bonnes Fêtes!!!

  3. Amen to that.
    Very beautiful, what you tell.

  4. Thanks for the visit to this very warm and charming is always good to worship in a place with good vibes. And thanks for remembering your warm and charming Christian blog friends! :)

  5. I have felt the same sentiment many times, about the grand and gold-laden buildings built by men. Our Jesus Christ spoke many times about glorifying God, not man. We show our love for Him when we put our faith into action ... helping those in need. Anyway, thank you for your sweet message to those of us of the Christian faith. May you find blessings and renewed spirit as you finish out your week.


  6. Your statement is very, very true that in the grandest temples what is being exalted is not God but "the ego of the one who paid for it." Simple spirituality, simply expressed, is the most profound.

  7. Gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing.

  8. The warmth of the place comes through in your photos, Aysegul. I think I would feel welcome there, too.

  9. Thenk you rof your nice wishes! Lovely story about the church - it is very true - finding God in huge churches is much more difficult than in simple places

  10. Well said!

    My best wishes to you and yours!

    B xx

  11. My compliments for your interesting story and beautiful pictures! Hugs

  12. so simple and beautiful.

    sustained with love, not ego. words to live by.

  13. i l*o*v*e this post. it was perfect in every way. bless you and yours this holiday season!

    and thankyou for your love and concerns! i am doing good and getting stronger every day :)

  14. absolutely beautiful. thank you for sharing your thoughts and your photos. i love this place
    ~laura x

  15. A lovely post, a lovely church. I too have visited exotic temples and cathedrals full of gold and art, but much prefer the simple and the small.

  16. Hi Aysegul! Lovely post...

    Have a Happy and Successful New Year!! Wish you all the best!!
    Horus and Sobek wait for you at Kom Ombo… ;)

  17. Happy New year ! And thanks for all the travels you've taken me on this past year... roll on 2011.

  18. There is only one God with different names.
    I wish you a blessing future for your family.
    Regards from a sunny but cold Thessaloniki.



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