The faith of the Syrian Orthodx Church
The faith of the Syrian Orthodox Church includes faith in Holy Trinity, in the incarnation of the Son of God, divine origin of traditions in Holy Bible, in Nicene Creed, in the seven sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation/Mooron, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Ordination, Matrimony, Unction of the sick) intercession of St. Mary and Saints, prayer for the departed, prayers, fasting, lent, Apostolic succession of St. Peter through the throne of Antioch. The church approved the first three ecumenical councils – Nicea, Constantinople and Ephesus. The Nicene Creed is the official creed of the Syrian Orthodox Church.
The Holy Qurbana (Eucharist) is the queen of all sacraments according to the Syrian Orthodox Church tradition. To perform the seven sacraments the Syrian Orthodox Church has fixed written prayers and symbolic signs. The prayers used in the sacraments and all other liturgies are fully based on the Holy Bible and filled with theological concepts.
The Creed of the Syrian Orthodox Church
The first ecumenical synod at Nicaea in A.D. 325 formulated the fundamental beliefs of all Christians in what has since been known as the Nicene creed. The second and third synods at Constantinople and Ephesus expanded this statement of faith. To this day, this remains the creed of the Syriac Orthodox Church.