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Syriac Orthodox Church

The Syriac Orthodox Church harkens its religious practices back to one of the first Christian communities, established in Antioch by the Apostle Saint Peter. Its language, Syriac, is a dialect of Aramaic spoken by Jesus and his Apostles; and its liturgy derives from the oldest liturgy in Christianity, the Liturgy of Saint James the Apostle.

It is estimated that there are 7,000,000 members of the church, including about 2,000 in Israel (500 in Jerusalem and 1,500 in Bethlehem).

Prayers are conducted seven times a day, in the ancient Aramaic language.

Address: Ararat Street, Old City
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