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Syriac Orthodox Church Faith

Syriac Orthdox Church Faith

The faith of the Syriac Orthodox Church concludes faith in Holy Trinity, in the incarnation of the Son of God, divine origin of traditions in Holy Bible, in Nicene Creed, in the seven sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation/Mooron, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Ordination, Matrimony, Unction of the sick) intercession of St. Mary and Saints, prayer for the departed, prayers, fasting, lent, Apostolic succession of St. Peter through the throne of Antioch. The church approved the first three ecumenical councils – Nicea, Constantinople and Ephesus. The Nicene Creed is the official creed of the Syrian Orthodox Church.

The Holy Qurbana (Eucharist) is the queen of all sacraments according to the Syriac Orthodox Church tradition. To perform the seven sacraments the Syriac Orthodox Church has fixed written prayers and symbolic signs. The prayers used in the sacraments and all other liturgies are fully based on the Holy Bible and filled with theological concepts.

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Consecration of the Holy Mooron (Chrism)

By H.H Ignatious Zakka I, Patriarch of Antioch and H.B Baselious Thomas I Catholicose of the East of the Syriac Orthodox Church Consecration of the Holy Mooron (Chrism)



Syriac Orthodox Church (Syrian Orthodox Church)

A few Christian denominations can claim the antiquity of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, whose foundation can be traced back to the very dawn of Christianity. It justifiably prides itself as being one of the earliest established apostolic churches, if not the oldest. It was in Antioch, after all, that the followers of Jesus were called Christians as we are told in the New Testament. "The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch." (Acts 11:26)
The Syriac Orthodox Church is quite unique for many reasons.

Firstly, it presents a form of Christianity which is Semitic in nature with a culture not far from the one Christ himself experienced.

Secondly, it employs in its liturgy the Syriac language, an Aramaic dialect akin to the Aramaic spoken by Christ and the Apostles.

Thirdly, its liturgy is one of the most ancient since it has been handed from one generation to another.

Fourthly, and most importantly, it demonstrates the unity of the body of Christ by the multiethnic nature of its faithful: A visit to your local Syriac Orthodox Church would demonstrate, for example, the blend of Near Eastern and Indian cultures in the motifs and vestments of clergy.


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