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 church's motto is "The Ancient Church for the Modern Age!" However the church itself was dissolved in 2017, with the members converting to become Bet-Qayim, or "children of the covenant".
Nazarani is the name which is used to describe the righteous followers of the messiah Yeshue. In the apostolic age, those who choose to live as sons and daughters of YAH were known as the bet-qayim, or ‘children of the covenant’. The Nazarani are the original Bet-Qayim, the sons and daughters of the Covenant with YAH, to become His body and blood in the world, the hands by which He reaches out and shows His great love and mercy for all of humankind. The sect continues to exist with around 30,000 people worldwide actively participating in the movement to restore the Aramaic language and apostolic culture. They 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, and took more than a decade to reconstruct from fragments of ancient manuscripts. 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!