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Chalcedonian Assyrian Church

In the 1890s, a Persian diocese of the Nestorian Church of the East (located near the Russian border) renounced Nestorianism and became part of the Russian Orthodox Church (although still retaining as many as possible of the Church of the East's traditions). The "Nestorian Mission", as it is often called, was almost destroyed in the chaos of World War I and the Russian Revolution. Many of the survivors ended up in Iraq.


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