Oriental Orthodox Churches
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1. Background and Beliefs

The Oriental Orthodox churches, part of the worldwide family of Eastern Christians, comprise the Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicate of Holy Etchmiadzin and Catholicate of Sis), Coptic Orthodox Church, Eritrean Orthodox Church (Eritrea 2), Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (sometimes referred to as the Indian Orthodox Church; Syrian Orthodox Churches in India), and the Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch (including the Catholica…

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Meno, John P., “Oriental Orthodox Churches”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O171>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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