Orthodox Syrian Church in Malaysia

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The Orthodox Syrian Church in Malaysia is an Oriental Orthodox Christian church in Malaysia. It comes under the episcopal jurisdiction of the Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church's Diocese of Chennai.

Syrian Orthodox migrant workers from India formed the first organized groups that met to worship in the Young Men's Christian Association, Kuala Lumpur in the 1920s. In 1932 the group was registered as the Jacobite Syrian Christian Union. The first priest was appointed in 1936 when the T. I. Joseph was appointed vicar for Malaya.

In 1984 Fr. Philip Thomas was ordained as the first Malaysian Orthodox priest by Thomas Mar Thimotheos, Metropolitan of the Diocese of Malabar.

The Orthodox Syrian Church in Malaysia currently has 6 congregations in Malaysia and is a full member of the Council of Churches of Malaysia.

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