Once a friend of me a ,learned person, told me it not correct to use the
'Jacobite' as it is nick name.I told him so also'Nazarani' is a
and if you are happy to be Nzarani you can also be Jacobite.
Syria who got the name from the language spoken there viz syriac.
was very important place towards end of the Roman empire
as it starts spreding towards europe and rest of the world.
Syriac was a living language then.The people of the place spoke that
language.They were called syrians.Later it became the birth place of
Hence the christians of that place using syric as their language
christians.The same palce is divided now into different states
and are fully occupied by Arabs speaking Arabic.The syriac
language is now only used by us(except one palce in syria where it it is
This is parallel to a village in Karnataka where sanskrit
Now even U.N recognize syrians ,by the word,the
Arabic speaking people
of syria.Syriac being our orginal liturgical language ,and we still learn
and respect the same.
We belive it as our Lords language!!
Hence it is more appropriate to call us as "Syriac Orthodox chruch."
to distingush us from the syrian nationals.
(This is very simple logic and common sense which the scholars may
Now for those who oppose change should also think we were never
until recently.All our old churches are like .St Marys/St.Geroge---
Jacobite syrian church
If the new inclusion of orthdox is acceptable, the reasonable
change to syriac orthodox
church must also be acceptable.
I am proud to be called,Nazarani,jacobite and syriac orthodox