Urmi ortodokseta is Now Available

The periodical, Urmi ortodokseta (Orthodox Urmia), is now available on the MARA online archive.

MARA has 16 issues of this rare periodical digitized from the Florence BetIshoo BetGeorge Collection in the US. It has, in fact, not been found in any other collection so far.

Urmi ortodokseta was a monthly newspaper lasting some 11 years under the aegis of the Russian Orthodox Mission at Urmia. It was published in the Eastern Assyrian dialect, as well as Russian. It was edited by Archimandrit Pimen, with the assistance of the Assyrian writer Shlemon d’Salamas.