The Syrian Orthodox Church it one of the most ancient Christian churches tracing its roots to the church of Antioch. The disciples were first called in Antioch. Apostle peter is believed to have established a church in Antioch in AD. 37, the remnants of which arc still in Antioch
The number of followers of the Syrian Orthodox Church today is around three million. The majority of them reside in India and the rest are spread mainly in Syria. Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Europe, North and South America and Australia. The Supreme Head at the moment is His Holiness, Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, the 122nd successor of St.Peter in the legitimate line of Patriarchs of Antioch.