The Church justifiably prides itself as being one of the earliest established apostolic churches.It was in Antioch, after all, that the followers of Jesus were called Christians as we are told in the New Testament, The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. According to ecclesiastical tradition, the Church of Antioch is the second established church in Christendom after Jerusalem, and the prominence of its Apostolic See is well documented.The patriarchate was forced to move from Antioch in ca. After another period of heinous violence during and after World War I, which took the lives of a quarter million Syriac Orthodox faithful, the patriarchate was transferred to Homs, Syria, in 1933, and later to Damascus in 1957.The Syriac Orthodox Church is quite unique for many reasons.
is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches, in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox patriarchates.He did not request her to don a long skirt and shawl, as tens of thousands of ardent feminists do every year upon entering St. Let's say after signing a brokerage agreement the letter writer had noticed that the broker, an Orthodox woman, was wearing a wig.And let us say that she considered the halacha that a woman, but not a man, must cover her hair "offensive" and denigrating to women.In sum, ruled the Ethicist, "I believe you should tear up your contract." Frankly, in polyglot New York, I would have expected a message of greater tolerance for practices that at first strike us as strange.The real-estate agent, after all, did not ask anything of the woman. (Presumably she had no interest in holding his hand.) At most, he engaged in a form of symbolic speech, the message of which both the letter writer and Ethicist misunderstood.The official Christianization of Kievan Rus' widely seen as the birth of the ROC is believed to have occurred in 988 through the baptism of the Kievan prince Vladimir and his people by the clergy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate whose constituent part the ROC remained for the next six centuries, while the Kievan see remained in the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate until 1686.