Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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St. Mary the Protectress Syriac Orthodox Community is a monastic community and mission church  

We’re not Jewish, but we’re Orthodox. We’re not Roman, but we’re Catholic. We’re not Protestant, but the Bible came from us. We’re not denominational,  we’re pre denominational

Few  Christian denominations can claim the antiquity of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, whose foundations can be traced back to the very dawn of Christianity. The Church justifiably prides itself as being one of the earliest established apostolic churches. The Syriac Orthodox Church is held to be the first church of Christianity established by the Apostle St. Peter. This event in the history of Christianity is recorded in the Book of Acts 11:26. 

The sacramental rites such as Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Confession, Priestly Orders, Matrimony and Sacrament to Sick are held sacred. The Syrian Church believes in infant baptism. The Eucharist is believed to be the Body and Blood of Christ.
Then Holy Bible is revered as the word of God. Every Sundays and other sacred days, Bible is invariably read. The Traditions of the church that have been handed down by the early Church Fathers and Mothers are revered fervently and observed strictly as that of Bible. The Holy Bible and the Traditions of the Church are esteemed as the criteria of the Church's faith.

The church is open every day for help and prayer.

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