Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

Emblem of the Church


Peter the Apostle


Apostolic Era


Oriental Orthodox


Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas


Historically Antioch, Present time Damascus


Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, the Gulf States and India


Middle East, United States, Canada, Great Britain, Western Europe, South America and Australia


Syriac (official), and local languages: Malayalam, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian, English, French, German and Swedish


5.6 million Syrian Malabar Nasrani,[1] 4,000,000 around the World,[2] with 100,000 in the Middle East,[3] plus ca. another 200,000 in diaspora (80,000 in the USA[4] 50,000 in Germany[5], 100,000 in Sweden.)


Margonitho: Syriac Orthodox Resources

The Syriac Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Oriental Orthodox church based in the Middle East, with members spread throughout the world. It parted ways with Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism over the Council of Chalcedon in 451, which the Syriac Orthodox Church rejects. It is a major inheritor of Syriac Christianity and has Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, as its official language. The church is led by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.

From: Wikipedia

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