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Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate, Syria

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The Melkite Church unlike the other Eastern churches, Catholic or Orthodox, is not a national church. In the accepted canonical interpretation of the word it is a unique church, spread throughout the Arab Middle East and throughout an ever increasing diaspora. It is the legitimate heir to the three Apostolic Sees of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem. Its origins are inextricably bound up with the preaching of the Gospel in the Graeco-Roman world of the Eastern Mediterranean and with the extension of Christianity beyond the limits of the Empire.

The Melkite Church's website contains a wealth of information particularly relevant to students of Christianity in the Arab world.

 
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