Syriac Christianity and Church

Syriac is an Eastern form of Christianity that uses the Syriac language for its liturgy and sacred writings.

ܡܫܝܚܝܘܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ‎ 
Mšiḥāyuṯā Suryāyṯā
Syriac Christianity

It comprises mainly two Rites West and East depending on which text has as its anaphora. Anaphora (from Greek αναφορά) is the most solemn part of the Divine Liturgy.

The West rite has the Divine Liturgy of Saint James as anaphora while the East part uses the Holy Qurbana of Saints Addai and Mary.

ܡܪܝ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ‎
Mār ʾAp̄rêm Sūryāya
Ephraim the Syrian

The West and East Rites are subdivided in various churches orthodox and catholic.

The two Rites roughly correspond to the area of conflict between the Eastern Roman Empire and the Parthian Empire,later the Sassanian.

St. Thaddeus Monastery, or "Kara Kelissa", in Iran's West Azarbaijan province.

Syriac was one of the three major languages for Christianity in the first centuries of the common era along with Greek and Latin.

A version of Syriac Christianity spread far and wide ,the Fertile Crescent were speakers of Aramaic lived and as far as Mongolia and China in the far East as well as Kerala in India.

The Syriac Orthodox Church is seated in Antioch ,and it is the church  of an eastern form of Christianity' the Syriac Christianity. Its' head is the Patriarch of Antioch.It uses the Peshitta Bible.

ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܣܽܘ̣ܪܝܳܝܬܳܐ ܬܪܺܝܨܰܬ ܫܽܘ̣ܒ̣ܚܳܐ
 ʿIdto Suryoyto Triṣaṯ Šuḇḥo
Syriac Orthodox 

Church in Syriac Aramaic is 'edta-read from right to left.

Take a look at the image below.The word 'edta is written in the Estrangelo version of the Syriac script.

church in Syriac Aramaic

Now let's try to write it.


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