Syrian and Iraqi Christians celebrate the Assyrian New Year in Damascus.
(photo: Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri)
Candles and handprints adorn the entrance to a church near Koya, Iraq.
(photo: AP Photo/Sasa Kralj)
A female saint of the Church of the East is rendered in the traditional Chinese manner.
(photo: The London Art Archive/Alamy)
A mass baptism takes place in a Baghdad church.
(photo: Nikos Pilos/Getty Images)
An ancient Assyrian Christian tablet was found in the former imperial capital of Chang’an in the Chinese province of Shaanxi.
(photo: Eddie Gerald/Alamy)