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Part of the series Mirianism
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Mirianism is the Eastern Christian religious tradition associated with the Mirian Church of the East (Mirian Syriac: ‘Idtā d-Madniyḥā d-Miryin; Mirian Greek: Μιριάνική Ἐκκλησία της Ἀνατολής). This tradition traces its roots back to ancient Judean Christianity and is based on the authentic teachings of Jesus Christ (Mirian Syriac: Yešuwa‘ Mšiyaḥ) found in the New Testament gospels, the teachings of Saint Paul, Saint James, Saint Peter and Saint John in their epistles, and the teachings and prophecies of the Old Testament texts and Apochrypha. It is also heavily influenced by the modern insights of the Reverend Prophet Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity.

The whole name of the Mirian Church of the East is The Holy Apostolic Universal Mirian Church of the East (Mirian Syriac: ‘Idtā Quwdištā u-Šliiḥāwtā u-Kuwlānāi d-Madniyḥā d-Miryin; Mirian Greek: Ἠ Ἁγία Ἀποστολική Καθολική Μιριάνική Ἐκκλησία της Ἀνατολής).

Classification: Abrahamic > Christian > Eastern Christian > Mirian

Founder: Saint Thomas the Apostle, Malekh

General Councils recognized:

  • Ephesus II (449 AD) — accepting and confirming the opposition to Nestorian teachings.
  • Nicaea II (787 AD) — accepting the lawfulness of icon veneration.


Recognition: Independant Eastern Church

Leader: (Position currently vacant)

Headquarters: None

Territory: Kerala (Kodungallur), India and Abroad

Ecclesiastical polity: Episcopal

Separations: Nazarenes, Nazoraeans, Church at Jerusalem, Saint Thomas Christians, Oriental Orthodoxy, Assyrian Church of the East in India (Chaldean Syrian Church)

Language: Mirian Syriac (liturgical), Mirian Greek (scholastic), Mirian Hebrew (scholastic), Malayalam (koine in Kerala), English (koine abroad)

Reasons Behind the Birth of Mirianism

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The word "Mirian" comes from the Mirian Syriac word miriyn, which means 'masters' and/or 'emulators.' Mirian devotees are those who master, or emulate (Mirian Syriac: maraw, the verb form of miray), the ways of Jesus Christ during his life on earth, and to practice his teachings wholeheartedly. Mirianism seeks to overcome many of the spiritual obstacles set up by Christianity as a whole, and return to the fundamentals of the gospel. In addition, the Mirian faith rejects the theory of Jesus being of the same ontological essence of God the Father. Mirianism holds a distinct view of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (similar to Unification Church doctrine), Jesus's identity as Mšiyaḥ (Messiah), and Resurrection as it pertains to the deification of human nature. To trust in the Resurrection, as in the spiritual renewal of Jesus at the first Easter, is also to master the law of sin and death, at the personal and corporate level, to prepare for the Kingdom of Heaven on earth through personal and corporate resurrection (See also: Soteriology (Mirianism)).

Another reason why the Mirian Church was birthed was to reclaim the Succession of Rabban (Mar) Babowai who was brought down at the hands of the Persian kings. The Church of the East accepted Nestorian Christology which threatened to break the unity of the Christian Church in AD 484.

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