Oriental Orthodox Churches

These jurisdictions, sometimes referred to as the “non-Chalcedon” churches, are in communion with each other, but not with the autocephalous and autonomous canonical Orthodox churches.

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The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III 
Coptic Church is based on the teachings of St. Mark who brought Christianity to Egypt during the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century, some 12 years after the Lord's ascension. He was one of the four evangelists and the one who wrote the oldest canonical gospel.
  The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria
  Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Britain  - Also known as the British Orthodox Church.
Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Southern United States
Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii
Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia
Coptic Orthodox Church in the Netherlands


Eritrean Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Abune Dioskoros

The Eritrean Orthodox Church comprises some 1.7 million faithful; 1,500 churches and 22 monasteries, served by 15,000 priests. Until Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in May 1993, the Eritrean Orthodox Church formed a single diocese of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

  The Eritrean Orthodox Church has no known web site.

About the Eritrean Orthodox Church.

Although this church does not have an official jurisdictional web site, a parish in Atlanta is developing a web presence.



Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church
According  to St. Luke, the Ethiopians received the Good News first hand from St. Philip the Evangelist at the very beginning of the Christian era (Acts 8:26-39).
  The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church has no web site.


Indian Orthodox Church
The church was  founded in Kerala, India, AD 52, by St. Thomas (one of the twelve Apostles of  Christ). Most people are unaware of the spread of Christianity in India and especially about the fact that Christianity existed in India before most of Europe and the west knew about it.
  Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church - Many good links to information about St. Thomas’ spreading the gospel and eventual martyrdom in India.
  The Malankara Orthodox Church of India - Buffalo, NY. Also known as the Diocese of Canada and Europe.


Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch

[Not to be confused with the canonical Church of Antioch which shares a common foundation in St. Peter "The Rock."]

The church's web site notes: “The foundation of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch goes back to early Apostolic days. This event in the history of Christianity is recorded in the Book of Acts 11:26. Apostle Peter Himself established his See 37 AD. He is, therefore, rightly considered the founder and first Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch."

  The Syrian Orthodox Church  - Mirror site.
  Archdiocese of the Eastern United States


Armenian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Archbishop Torkom Manoogian


There are four active Sees in the Armenian Church:


The Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin in independent Armenia

The Patriarchate of Constantinople (Bolis) in Turkey

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Israel -- Also known as the Armenian Patriarchate of St. James of Jerusalem

The Catholicosate of Antelias (formerly Cilicia) in Lebanon



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