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Encyclopedia > Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church

The Jacobite Syriac Church, or sometimes called Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, an Orthodox church in Malankara (Kerala) is a branch and an integral part of the Syriac Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Antioch, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas as its supreme head. The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicose of India, His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I, ordained by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch. Some estimate that the church has about 2.500.000 members globally Kerala ((?); Malayalam: കേരളം, — ) is a state on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... The Syriac Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Oriental Orthodox church based in the Middle East with members spread throughout the world. ... Patriarch of Antioch is the traditional title carried by the Bishop of Antioch. ... Zakka Iwas (Arabic: ) is the current Syriac Patriarch of Antioch and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. ...

See also

The Church has dioceses and churches in most parts of India as well as in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, and the Persian Gulf nations. The faithful number about 2.5 million. The Saint Thomas Christians are a group of Christians from the Malabar coast (now Kerala) in South India, who follow Syriac Christianity. ... The Syrian Kuriz also known as Nasrani Menorah or the Mar Thoma Kurish The Syrian Malabar Nasrani people are an ethnic community in Kerala, South India. ...

The head of the Catholicos of the East, His Holiness Mar Thoma Didimos I, who resides in Devalokam, Kottayam in Kerala, India. Currently there are 25 bishops in the diocese who range in various parts of the world. Some of the bishops include:

 - H. G. GeeVarghese Mar Ivanios - Kottayam - H. G. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios - Niranam - H. G. Yuhannon Mar Chrisostamas - Asst. Niranam - H. G. Zacharia Mar Theophilos - Malabar - H. G. Mathews Mar Barnabas - America - H. G. Dr. Abraham Mar Severios - Angamaly 

External links

  • Un-official discussion forum (but participated by prominent Malankara Jacobite Christians)



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