Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

Emblem of the Church

Founder

Peter the Apostle

Independence

Apostolic Era

Recognition

Oriental Orthodox

Primate

Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Headquarters

Historically Antioch, Present time Damascus

Territory

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

Possessions

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

Language

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

Adherents

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.)

Website

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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