Nazarani is the name which is used to describe the righteous followers of the messiah Yeshue, known as the Bet-Qayim, or "children of the covenant" (See Acts 3:25), who are the traditional sons and daughters of the Covenant with YAH. The Nazarani Church (Aramaic: עידותא דנזריין) is a sui juris church headquartered in Nazareth, Israel, which was formed on 21 December 2012, out of the personal apostolic administration of His Excellency, Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel (Aramaic: אדרין מר אליא בר ישראל) the Nazarani Metropolitan. The current head of the church is His Excellency Yusef Mâr Aloben.
There are presently around 35,000 people worldwide actively participating in this movement to restore the Aramaic language and apostolic culture. We worship in the Aramaic language, live the ancient scriptures, and follow the holy tradition as it has been passed down across the millennia; in an unbroken line of Apostolic Succession stretching all the way back to Saint Mark the Evangelist and before him to Yeshue the Messiah Himself.
The Nazarani Church uses the Aramaic Language Peshitta (Aramaic: פשתא meaning "straight path”) version of the scriptures, because they are presently the most direct path to understanding the lives and words of Yeshue and His disciples. We worship using the Qurbana Qadisha (Aramaic: קרבנא קדישאת) "Holy Offering" according to the Nazarani Rite, which is the only pre-3rd century liturgy still in use anywhere in the world. This form of worship is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and authentic rites ever to be translated into any modern language.
We welcome you to join with us on the journey forward, uncovering the ancient and authentic faith in Yeshue the Messiah!