|The Oriental Orthodox Churches:
Those who maintain the
Alexandrian Christological Tradition
The Alexandrian and Antiochene Traditions
|The Coptic Patriach of Alexandria
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III
|The Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch:
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I
|The Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos
of all Armenians: His Holiness Karekin II
"Soorp Asdvadz, soorp yev huzor, soorp yev anmah,
vor khachetsar vasun mer, voghormya mez."
"Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal,
Who was crucified for us, have mercy on us."
-The traditional Trisagion of the Armenian Church
sung to the Second Person of the Holy Trinity
|Hymn of the Only-Begotten, (Monogenes, Gk./ Meeyadzeen, Arm)
"Only-begotten Son and Word of God and Being immortal, Who deigned
to take body through the holy Mother of God and Ever-Virgin.
You, the unchangeable One, became man and you were crucified,
O Christ our God, and you trampled down death by death.
You, one of the Holy Trinity, are equal in glory with
the Father and the Holy Spirit; save us."
-A credal formula, composed by St. Justinian the Emperor (6th c.),
to heal the schism over Chalcedon; it was accepted by all Orthodox Churches.
|St. Athanasius and Cyril
Holy Fathers of the Alexandrian