Syriac Orthodox Church
Few Christian denominations can claim the antiquity of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, whose foundations can be traced back to the very dawn of Christianity. The Church justifiably prides itself as being one of the earliest established apostolic churches. It was in Antioch, after all, that the followers of Jesus were called Christians as we are told in the New Testament, “The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26).
According to ecclesiastical tradition, the Church of Antioch is the second established church in Christendom after Jerusalem, and the prominence of its Apostolic See is well documented. In hisChronicon (I, 2), the church historian Eusebius of Caesarea tells us that St. Peter the Apostle established a bishopric in Antioch and became its first bishop. He also tells us that St. Peter was succeeded by Evodius. In another historical work, Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius tells us that Ignatius the Illuminator, “a name of note to most men, [was] the second after Peter to the bishopric of Antioch” (III, 36).http://sor.cua.edu/Intro/index.html
So, the civil war now being fought in Syria is really symbolic. The victims in Syria of today must be especially taken care of by God.
Anyway, the situation in Syria today is linked with the history of these 2000 years. It cannot be easily solved.
In the south of Syria, there is Israel; in the west of Syria, there is the EU; in the north of Syria, there is Russia; and in the east of Syria, there are major Islamic countries.
Libya associated with the ancient Roman Empire was somehow settled with the death of Muammar al-Gaddafi. Egypt associated with Cleopatra and Caesar was somehow settled with the arrest of Mr. Mubarak. But, as Syria is more associated with the early Christianity, it looks more die-hard.
So, to solve the Syrian tragedy, peoples in the world must learn the history of these 2000 years with expectation of the Second Coming of Christ.
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Mar 6:9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.