Marathon will draw attention to the endanger Assyrian monastery

3/5/2009 9:16:00 AM
Enscheda Marathon

Does the Mor Gabriel monastery play a significant role for you?

If so, assist us in keeping it for future generations and participate in the Enscheda Marathon on the 26th of April 2009.

The Seyfo Center and the Assyrian Youth Federation want to draw attention to the threatening confiscation of the Syriac-Orthodox Mor Gabriel monastery in Turkey. The Syriac-Orthodox Mor Gabriel monastery was built in the year 397 AD and is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world.

It looks like the Assyrian genocide of 1914-1915 in Turkey is being continued in other ways. The Turkish state presently is attempting to confiscate the lands, on which the ancient Mor Gabriel monastery is built on. The monastery is involved in several court cases that threaten its survival. Such a monastery has played a great role in the Syriac-Orthodox church and needs to continue to play for future generation.

The Enscheda Marathon has been titled: Hands off Mor Gabriel!

Seyfo Center

Assyrian Youth Federation, AJF