In the small church of St. Addaie the Messenger, the crucifixion and
resurrection, retold in the village for the past 2,000 years, was
re-enacted in elaborate Easter celebrations by a community holding fast to its ancient traditions but uneasy about its future.
The village is fewer than 20 miles from Mosul, one of Iraq’s most violent cities, but inside the green line that separates the Kurdish-controlled north from central-government controlled Iraq.
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