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 The SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ANTIOCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The church of Antioch, therefore, is proud that her Liturgy is in Syriac, the language made holy by the Lord's divine tongue, and honored by the tongue of His mother Mary and his Apostles.
Syriac culture is a glittering facet of the civilization of the East, and a true measure of the dimensions of intellectual activities of the Syrians.
Their Orthodox Syrian brethren called them in the second half of the 5th century in their Syriac mother tongue Malkoye, i.e., Melkites which means the followers of the king, as they abandoned the faith of their Syrian ancestors and adopted the faith of the Byzantine king Marcion.
catholicose.org /PauloseII/Church_History_Universal.htm   (4938 words)

 Syriac Orthodox Church - A Brief Overview
The Chief Bishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church is the Patriarch of Antioch.
The Sacraments of the Church are: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Repentance, the Priesthood, Anointing of the Sick, and Marriage.
The supreme head of the Syriac Orthodox Church is the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.
sor.cua.edu /Intro/index.html   (3064 words)

 St.Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church Sharjah
The Syriac Orthodox Church rejects this belittling label which suggests that the Church was founded by St. Jacob.
The church in Malankara is an integral part of the Syriac Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Antioch as its supreme head.
The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicos of the East, ordained by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch.
www.stmaryssharjah.com /the_church_1.htm   (985 words)

 British Orthodox Church
During the night of 7 January the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Mother of God (known as 'Meryem Ana' in Turkish) in Diyarbakir was broken into by unknown Muslims and vandalized.
Churches and mosques are trying to lead people in the difficult circumstances." To the question on inter-faith relationships, he replied that "Church and Muslim leaders will work together to preserve good relations." As to the way forward, the Archbishop replied, "We need an organized body and lots of good will.
His message to members of the World Council of Churches was that "the churches across the world should put pressure on the US to fulfill their duties of the 'occupying power'.
www.britishorthodox.org /108h.php   (4382 words)

 The Syriac Orthodox Church Overview Frame
The Syriac Orthodox Church, one of the oldest churches in the world, had its origins in the city of Antioch in the Roman province of Syria; according to the New Testament, it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians (Acts 11:26).
In English the church was formerly known as the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch, but in 2000 the Holy Synod decided to adopt the term “Syriac” instead, to avoid confusion with the modern nation of Syria.
The schism between the opponents and supporters of Chalcedon eventually led to the emergence of separate patriarchates in Antioch, which continue to this day: the Syriac Orthodox patriarchate belongs to the communion of churches known as Oriental Orthodox, while the other patriarchate is a member of the Eastern Orthodox communion.
pluralism.org /affiliates/student/allen/Oriental-Orthodox/Syriac/SyriacChurchFrame.html   (807 words)

 Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian   Network
are the faithful of one of the oldest apostolic Churches, the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch.
The Church in Malankara always accepted the Nicene Synod and the spiritual authority of the Patriarch of Antioch over all the East, even though at certain periods in its history, it accepted the authority of the Catholicate of the Church of the East.
This title came to be used exclusively for the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the East (Persia), after the prelates who occupied the office of the Catholicate since late 5th century adopted Nestorian Christology and separated from the rest of Christendom.
www.socmnet.org /FAQ.htm   (3041 words)

 Eastern Orthodox and Church of God Teachings
Church tradition is full of the lives of these early martyrs for the faith, and one cannot but admire the courage and perseverance of these heroes who willingly gave up their lives rather than denounce Christ.
Orthodox: The Orthodox Church does not accept the Catholic dogma of 1854--the dogma of the immaculate conception of the Virgin, in the sense that she was exempt at birth from original sin.
Orthodox often call themselves 'the Church of the Seven Councils'...Nicea was the first of the seven general councils; and these...occupy a central position in the history of Orthodoxy...next to the Bible, it is the seven councils which the Orthodox Church takes as its standard and guide" (Ware, pp.19,35).
www.cogwriter.com /orthodox.htm   (16725 words)

 History of the Syriac Orthodox Church
The seat of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch moved to different monasteries including Qartmin, Qenneshrin (Chalkis, near Aleppo), Malatya, and Amid (Diyarbakir), and finally settled in 1293 in Dayro d-Mor Hananyo (also known as Kurkmo Dayro in Syriac and Deir Zafaran in Arabic) in Mardin.
The Syriac Orthodox community there was partly a result of the Persian abduction of the Syrian population during the wars with Byzantium and forced settlement on Persian territory and partly of Christians in Persia who reacted against political imposition of the doctrines of the Church of the East.
The chronological spiral on the Patriarchal throne at Dayro d-Mor Hananyo.
phoenicia.org /syriacs.html   (1844 words)

 Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch - Archdiocese of the Western U.S.
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch - Archdiocese of the Western U.S. His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch of Antioch and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch
The Western Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, providing spiritual guidance and leadership to the Syriac Orthodox community, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of 10 churches and parishes in 17 western states.
It was established in 1952 as the Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church encompassing the entire United States and Canada.
www.soc-wus.org   (1037 words)

 Margoneetho: Syriac Orthodox Resources
Syriac Christian literature depicts the pearl variously, as a symbol of our Lord, faith and the human soul.
Revised English translation of the definitive work on the literary heritage of the Syriac Orthodox Church by the eminent scholar and late Patriarch Mor Aphrem I Barsoum published by Gorgias Press.
The Hidden Pearl: The Syrian Orthodox Church and Its Aramaic Heritage
sor.cua.edu   (265 words)

 Patriarchate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch
Patriarchate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch
Aphrem Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Patriarchate at Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, Damascus, Syria
The area of the church is 250 square meters, and the basement area is 85 square meters, with an area specially designated for the crypts of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchs of Antioch.
syriacchristianity.org /PZakka/Patriarchate.htm   (1306 words)

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The faith of the Syriac Orthodox Church is in accordance with the Nicene Creed.
Within the Orthodox Church feast days and fast days are reckoned according to two distinct calendars, the Julian Calendar and the Gregorian Calendar.
The church believes in the Apostolic Succession -- that the consecration of its bishops can be traced continuously back to Jesus' apostles.
www.lycos.com /info/orthodox-church.html   (544 words)

 Malankara Church History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Church in Malankara continued to be under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Antioch and also his subordinate the 'Maphriyono'/'Catholicose' of the East, then residing in Mesopotamian region till the arrival of Nestorian bishops in 1490.
Mor Baselios Thomas I succeeds Mor Baselios Paulose II (died in 1996) as the Catholicos (Maphriyono) of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.
The Church is of the view that these individual parishes, particularly almost all the ancient churches, have been established by the desire of the parishioners and the central structure of the Church participated only in spiritual guidance.
catholicose.org /PauloseII/MalankaraChurch.htm   (6604 words)

 Shroro: The Syriac Orthodox Christian Digest
The late archbishop was the first appointed to shepherd the church in Europe in 1979 by late Patriarch Mor Ya`qub III and dedicated all his energies in establishing a firm foundation for the Church in Europe.
Syriac is today recognized as a language included in the approved list of languages that can be formally taught in schools in countries such as Sweden and in Austria.
Shroro, the Syriac Orthodox Christian Digest was inspired and produced by the SOCM Forum - a Yahoo Group.
www.socdigest.org /articles/02nov05.html   (1188 words)

 Syriac Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
Some estimate that the church has about 5,500,000 members globally.(3,500,000 in İndia) Patriarch Zakka was enthroned head of the church on 14 September 1980, on the feast of the Cross.
The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicos of India, currently His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I, ordained by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch in 2002.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Syriac_Orthodox_Church   (584 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions About the Oriental Orthodox Faith
Is the Syriac (Oriental) Orthodox Church a monophysite church?
Today the Oriental Orthodox faith is distinguished by their rites: The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch & Malankara Syrian Orthodox (the Syriac Orthodox Church in India), the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, the Ethiopian Tawehedo Orthodox Church, and the Eritrean Orthodox Church.
In the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the primary language used is Geez, with portions in Amharic and Coptic.
www.geocities.com /mfignatius/oo.html?200531   (2173 words)

 THE SYRIAC CATHOLIC CHURCH: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is however desirable to mention the name of two convents having played a major role in the history of the community: the one of Saint Ephrem at Chebanie and the one of Charfe, known to be the patriarchal seminary and the seat of the Patriarch in summer.
An important fraction, indeed, of the Indies turned in the XVIIth century toward the Syriac Orthodox patriarchate of Antioch, and fell under its jurisdiction.
The number of the faithfuls of the Syriacs Orthodox of the Indies is estimated to close to two million; the Catholic Malankare to half a million.
www.opuslibani.org.lb /church/syriac/ehistory.htm   (221 words)

 The Official Site of St.George Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church,Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, is the founder of the ancient church in India.
It is reasonable to believe that the St. Thomas came to India, preached the gospel, established the church and died there as a martyr.
Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church in India is as old as any other ancient Christian communities elsewhere in the world.
users.cjb.net /stgeorgechurchchicago/home.htm   (177 words)

 On March 17, 2004, we had the blessing of having the first gathering organized by SMOF (Canadian Chapter), the ...
Mar Barsouma’s Syriac Orthodox Church in Toronto.  The meeting was blessed to have Fr.
The Apostle St. Peter is believed to have established a church in Antioch in AD 37, the remnants of which are still in Antakya (the modern name of Antioch), Turkey.
Father Estephanos highlighted the efforts of the Syriac Church Fathers and how they produced a number of translations of the Bible and revisions of these translations from the original languages of the Bible.
home1.gte.net /~vze48txr/SyriacMarch17.htm   (339 words)

 November, 2006: The Syriac Orthodox Christian Digest
The Mor Adai Study Centre republished The Indian Church of St. Thomas in 2002 after many years of obscurity.
The Syrian Orthodox Church in India witnessed the life and contribution of a very saintly person who had a very varied approach than his contemporaries in the mission, evangelistic and education vision of the church.
Joseph sir was ordained as 'Phinehas Ramban' by HG Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose Metropolitan, at the Malecuriz Dayro Church.
www.socdigest.org   (371 words)

 BALL: A Sixteenth-Century Batrashil in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
[14] A Syriac manuscript in the British Library illustrating the same subject treats the apostles similarly to the batrashil, placing them in a tight row with nearly identical faces and expressions, although their hand gestures are varied.
Vestments from the Greek Orthodox Church, by the date the stole was made, reflect Italian Renaissance art, with its concern for naturalism and three-dimensionality.
27 Deir al-Surian was influential enough to produce a patriarch of the Coptic Church in the middle of the sixteenth century, Gabriel VII; his attempt to re-populate the abandoned monasteries of Egypt, which included a reconstruction of the Monastery of St. Antony, formed his legacy as Patriarch.
syrcom.cua.edu /Hugoye/Vol9No1/HV9N1Ball.html   (6090 words)

 St. Mary's Syriac Orthodox Church of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The church was established in 1986 by immigrants from the state of Kerala...
The church is located in Lilburn, GA It is easily accesseble from all the areas of Atlanta.
Mor Tithus Yeldho is the archbishop of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, North America.
www.stmarysatlanta.com   (150 words)

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Married life is a special vocation which requires the grace of the Holy Spirit; and it is this very grace which is conferred in the Marriage Service.
TREASURES OF ORTHODOXY is a series of pamphlets written for the non-Orthodox, especially those who are considering becoming members of the Orthodox Church and who wish to deepen their appreciation of her faith, worship and traditions.
This is the most common prayer in the Orthodox Church.
www.lycos.com /info/orthodox-church--holy-spirit.html   (426 words)

 Syriac Orthodox Primates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
H.H. Patriarch and H.B. Catholicose with the Metropolitans of the Holy Church
I. Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East
www.syrianchurch.org /bio/SyriacOrthodox/Metropolitans.htm   (159 words)

 Syriac World Test
in common with the Eastern Orthodox and Syriac Orthodox Churches...
Last month, when a priest from the Syriac Orthodox Church in Mosul, Iraq...
As the kidnappers demanded, Father Paulos Eskander's Syriac Orthodox church apologised for...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Test/World/Syriac   (298 words)

 Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch - Archdiocese of the Western U.S.
It is our pleasure to present for the first time this Directory, containing the addresses of their Eminence the Metropolitans and the clergy of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch worldwide (excluding India).
It is our desire that our clergymen provide us with updated information regarding their own addresses and telephone numbers in order to keep this directory as accurate as possible.
Bishops of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, Malankara
www.soc-wus.org /ourchurch/directory.html   (282 words)

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