Are there ever meetings or consultations by all of the various Apostolic Syrian factions? What I mean is, do the Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, and Assyrian Church of the East, ever all get together to discuss common matters of faith, etc., for the Syrian faithful?
Also, I know that the Maronites are now under Rome. Are they also considered to be Syrians?
Could you also tell me a little more about the old calendar "Ancient Church of the East". Who are they? I heard that some Assyrians in Iraq at one time placed themselves under the Russians. Is this them?
Finally, could you clarify the terms Syrian, Assyrian, Aramaean, Chaldean, etc., for me? I think I have an idea of what each term means, but I'd like to hear your definitions.