The '''Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch''' or '''Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch''' is one of the [[Oriental Orthodox]] churches. It [[schism|separated]] from the [[Orthodox Church|Eastern Orthodox Church]] after the [[Fourth Ecumenical Council|Council of Chalcedon]] (AD 451). It is sometimes referred to as ''Jacobite'' (though this term is at times taken as derogatory) on account of the source of much of its [[bishop|episcopacy]], [[Jacob Baradeus]].
The present location of the Holy [[See]] of the Church is situated in Bab Touma, in the city of Damascus, Syria.
The current leader is His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.
== History ==
== External links ==
* [[Wikipedia:Syriac Orthodox Church]]* [http://sor.cua.edu/ Syriac Orthodox Resources]* [http://www.socdigest.org/ Shroro - The Syriac Orthodox Christian Digest]* [http://www.suryanikadim.org/ Syriac Orthodox Church in Turkey]* [http://www.syrianorthodoxchurch.com/ Syriac Orthodox Church in Canada]