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Encyclopedia > Syrian Patriarch of Antioch

The Patriarch of Antioch is the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church.

For Patriarchs prior to AD 518, see List of Patriarchs of Antioch.

(Severus was deposed by the Greek Orthodox Church in 518; while in exile in Egypt, he was recognized by many Syriac Christians as the lawful Patriarch until his death in 538)

See also

External link

  • http://sor.cua.edu/Patriarchate/PatriarchsChronList.html
  • Complete List of Patriarchs of Antioch (german) (http://www.yauno.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=237)

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Universally, however, the term "Syrian Church" means all the Churches whose Liturgical language is or was Syriac, and were or are under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Antioch.
Since the evangelists who preached the Gospel in Antioch came from Jerusalem where worship was in Syriac, it would only be natural that Syriac be the Liturgical language of the church of Antioch, and that she uses the Syriac liturgy of St. James the brother of the Lord and first bishop of Jerusalem.
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.
Patriarch and Patriarchate (5464 words)
On the other hand, the existence of several Catholic patriarchs of the same see, for instance, the Melchite, Jacobite, Maronite, and Latin titulars of Antioch, is a concession to the national feeling of Eastern Christians, or, in the case of the Latin, a relic of the crusades that arch├Žologically can hardly be justified.
The pope as Patriarch of the West (this is the commonest form; "Patriarch of Rome", or "Latin Patriarch" also occur) rules all Western Europe from Poland to Illyricum (the Balkan Peninsula), Africa west of Egypt, all other lands (America, Australia) colonized from these lands and all Western (Latin) missionaries and dwellers in the East.
(6) the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldees.
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