Orthodoxy - A 2000 Year Tradition
The Easrern Orthodox Christian Church is the original and true Christian Church founded by Jesus Christ and continued by his Apostles. Throughout its 2000 year history Orthodoxy has
remained faithful to the traditions and Holy Faith laid down by Christ and the early Church Fathers. The word "Orthodox" comes from the Greek words, "ortho" and "doxa" meaning
right belief. The Syro-Russian Synod is the body of Bishops in the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church, originally known as the American Orthodox Catholic Archdiocese (1892). This was the first
uniquely American jurisdiction to be formed with the blessing of His Holiness Ignatius Peter III of Antioch. It was the first jurisdiction to offer the Divine Liturgy,
and other servics, in English and allowed vernacular to be used wherever the jurisdiction had parishes throughout the world. It is a canonical autocephalous jurisdiction that adheres to the
Rudder (Canon Law) of the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church, the Teachings of Christ God, the Early Church Fathers, the Ecumenical and Local Councils, and the ancient customs of the
Orthodox Christian Church. It also possesses a valid priesthood and episcopacy coming from the Syrian and Russian Orthodox Successions. It uses the Divine Liturgy of St John
Chrysostom with Syro-Russian Typicon (Rubrics).
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SYRO-RUSSIAN BYZANTINE SYNOD OF BISHOPS
- +STEPHEN, Metropolitan Archbishop Protohierarch
- +TIMOTHY, Coadjutor & Vicar General
- +JOHN, Bishop of India
- +RICARDO, Archbishop of Cuba
- Bishop-elect Samson of Tanzania