Mar Zaia Cathedral

For more information, visit the parish website:


Service Times:

Vespers: 5:30PM Daily

Morning Prayers: 8:00AM Sundays

Raza Qadisha (Holy Liturgy): 9:00AM Sundays


Mar Zaia Contact Details:

Address: 1457 Mable Ave. Modesto, CA 95355

Phone Number: (209) 526-2860

Mar Zaia Banquet Hall:

For rental information use the contact form below or call: (209) 576-2912.


Assyrian School Enrollment Information:

Use the contact form below.


Grace Academy Christian Preschool Details:

For Enrollment Information Contact: 209-579-4070

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Mar Zaia Cathedral Priest

Fr. Yoshia Oraha serves the community of Mar Zaia Cathedral in Modesto, CA.

He was born on 1 July 1974 to Louy and Maryam Delo, a family from Nerwa, Northern Iraq. He married Layla Youkhana in 1999 and has two sons, Norsheen, and Norael and one daughter Orshena. After studying at the Baghdad Seminary of the Church of the East from 1988 to 1999, he received his Bachelor Degree in Theology (STB) from the Pontificia Università Urbaniana in 1999, granted through the Babel College for Philosophy and Theology in Baghdad, Iraq. From 2000 until 2012, Fr Oshia served as principle of the Baghdad Seminary of the Church of the East, as well as priest of Mar Odisho Church, Baghdad, Iraq (2002-2012). In 2013, he emigrated to the United States, where he was appointed parish priest of Mar Narsai parish by His Grace Mar Awa on 20 August, 2013.

Fr Oshia was ordained a reader in 1991, and a subdeacon and deacon in 1992, and on 15 September 2000 he was ordained a priest by His Holiness Mar Gewargis III (Sliwa), who was then the Metropolitan of Iraq. 



Assyrian Church of the East - Diocese of California
P.O. Box 577500
Modesto, CA 95357-7500
(209) 526-2860


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