Worship In The East Syrian Churches: Nestorian, Chaldean, And Malabar

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The East Syrian Christians engaged in widespread missionary activity across the Asian continent, but the rise of Islam reduced their communities to small remnants. The liturgy of these churches is doxological in character, filled with expressions of praise and emphasizing the fulfillment of Christian hope in the kingdom of heaven.

Antioch was the original center of Syrian Christianity, with a second center developing by the end of the second century in Edessa. Edessa itself became divided by...


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