Who We Are
St. Mary's Jacobite Church of Long Island, New York. Visit www.stmaryslynbrook.org for Service Time and Upcoming Events...
The Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church is under the head of His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. The Orthodox church is one of the ancient Churches of the world and has a membership of about one hundred and twenty five million. The Syriac Orthodox Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodoxy Family.
St Thomas established Christianity in Malankara (Kerala, India) in AD 52. The close ties between the Church in Malankara and the Near East go back to at least the fourth century. The church in Malankara is an integral part of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The mainstream of the descendants of St. Thomas the Apostle have remained true to the original faith.
St. Mary’s M.S.O.Church belongs to the Archdiocese of the Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church in North America which is currently under the guidance and leadership of Archbishop H.E. Mor Theethose Yeldho.