Who are the current Orthodox patriarchs?

This is a list of current Christian popes and patriarchs who are notable….Patriarchs in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

See Bishop Election
Antioch Patriarch John X (Yazigi) 2012
Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilus III 2005
Moscow Patriarch Kirill I 2009
Georgia Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II 1977

How many Anaphoras are there in East Syrian liturgy?

In the Eastern Syriac tradition Qudaša is its equivalent. In western Christian traditions which have a comparable rite, the Anaphora is more often called the Eucharistic Prayer for the four modern anaphoras in the Latin liturgy, with the first anaphora having the additional name of the Roman Canon.

Who started Syrian Orthodox Church?

Thomas the Apostle
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (Indian Orthodox Church)
Liturgy West Syriac Rite (Malankara Rite)
Headquarters Catholicate Palace, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Founder Thomas the Apostle by tradition
Origin 1st century by tradition

How many patriarchs leaders are in the Orthodox Church?

At present there are nine Orthodox patriarchates: Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Moscow, Georgia, Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria. Except in the title, there is no difference between a patriarch and any other head of an autocephalous (independent) church.

What does the East Syriac cross mean?

A Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop holding the Mar Thoma Christian Cross which symbolizes the heritage and identity of the Syrian Church of Saint Thomas Christians of India.

How old is the Syriac language?

Syriac language

Era 1st century AD; declined as a vernacular language after the 13th century, and developed into Northeastern Neo-Aramaic and Central Neo-Aramaic languages.
Language family Afro-Asiatic Semitic West Semitic Central Semitic Northwest Semitic Aramaic Eastern Aramaic Syriac
Writing system Syriac abjad

Who is the patriarch of Syrian Orthodox Church?

The current see of the church is the Cathedral of Saint George, Bab Tuma, Damascus, Syria, since 1959. Since 2014, Ignatius Aphrem II is the current patriarch of Antioch….

Syriac Orthodox Church
Theology Miaphysitism
Polity Episcopal
Structure Communion
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch

What is the Syriac Bible?

Peshitta, (Syriac: “simple” or “common”) Syriac version of the Bible, the accepted Bible of Syrian Christian churches from the end of the 3rd century ce. The name “Peshitta” was first employed by Moses bar Kepha in the 9th century to suggest (as does the name of the Latin Vulgate) that the text was in common use.

Which is the largest Orthodox Church?


Name Area (m²) City
Hagia Sophia 7,960 Istanbul
Church of Saint Sava 3,650 m² Belgrade
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour 3,990 m² Moscow

What is the highest rank in Orthodox Church?

the primate
Each constituent church is self-governing; its highest-ranking bishop called the primate (a patriarch, a metropolitan or an archbishop) reports to no higher earthly authority.