Syrian Orthodox

From Encyclopedia of Syriac Literature
Jump to navigationJump to search

The Syrian Orthodox church is that part of the Syriac-speaking world which rejected the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon, and so was labelled monophysite. It is also known as Jacobite, after an earlier organiser, and West Syriac. They use the West Syriac dialect and script. The West Syriac script is also known as Serto. Since the Copts in Egypt took the same view of Chalcedon, there are Syriac monasteries in Egypt from which ancient manuscripts have been recovered.