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Friday, March 8, 2013

Faith of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church - IV

Church and Sacraments


The Syrian orthodox church teaches its members that the Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church enshrined with all elements of a full-fledged Church and it paves the way for salvation.

It is the duty of each member to obey the directions of the Church. The sacramental rites such as Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Confession, Priestly Orders, Matrimony and Sacrament to sick are held sacred and the members have ardent belief in their efficacy.

The first three rites (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) are the most important and each member has to partake in these without fail. They are given together at the time of baptism. (The Syrian orthodox church believes in infant baptism. Hot and cold water mixed together is used for baptism.)

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