Bethgazo Rabo: The Collected Songs of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch by Julius Yeshu Cicek
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In the 5th and 6th centuries a large body of Christians in Syria repudiated the patriarchs of Antioch who had supported the Council of Chalcedon both in its affirmation of the dual nature both human and divine of Jesus Christ and in its denunciation of monophysitism , the doctrine that Christ has only a divine nature. Following St. Cyril of Alexandria c. Because of the instrumental role of St. Jacob Baradaeus , bishop of Edessa died , in organizing their community , they have historically been called Jacobites, though they reject this name because they trace their founding to the Apostle Peter rather than to Baradaeus.
Churches of the Oriental Orthodox Communion. Prior to the Council of Chalcedon in the Church of Antioch was united, but after the Council two lines of patriarchs arose, one supported by the East Roman Empire that favored Chalcedon and another persecuted by the East Romans that rejected Chalcedon. The Church is also known as the Jacobite Church after one of the more prominent leaders of the movement against Chalcedon, Jacob Baradaeus , and follows the West Syrian Rite. The Syriac Orthodox Church is one of the oldest churches in the world, having its roots in the city of Antioch modern Antakya, Turkey where the disciples of the Lord were first called Christians. Antioch was one of the great cities of the East under the Roman Empire and played a central role in the life of the Church in Cilicia, Syria, and Mesopotamia.
Amended and approved by. In case of any conflicting interpretations, the original text Arabic. Peter, head of the Apostles, in 37 A. Our church confirmed the apostolic Orthodox faith and spread it all over the world. It used the Aramaic language, the language of our Lord, His holy Mother, and His righteous apostles, in all of its liturgies. An unshaken faith based upon the commandments of the Gospels, the teachings of the Apostles, the opinions and views of their legitimate successors, and the decisions of its Holy Synod as well. All of which represent the Sacramental Body of Christ.