The Syriac Orthodox Church is quite unique for many reasons.
Firstly, it presents a form of Christianity, which is Semitic in nature, with a culture not far from the one Christ himself experienced.
The abundance of guests at Armenian wedding is a must. Traditionally (especially in rural areas) Armenian families have a lot of children.
A birth of a child, especially a boy, is a happy event which has always been welcome. The hospitality of Armenian people is known all over the world. National funeral customs ethics of honoring the memory of the deceased has been preserved I Armenia.
The See of Antioch continues to flourish till our day, with His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I, being the 122 in the line of legitimate patriarchs. 518, after a period of turbulent history, to various locations in the Near East until it settled in the monastery Dayro d-Mor Hananya (also known as Kurkmo Dayro, Deir az-Za'faran--Syriac and Arabic respectively for Saffron Monastery) in Mardin, Turkey, during the 13th century.
The Republic of Armenia constitutes only one-tenth of historical Armenia.In the 1st century BC the Kingdom of Armenia reached its height under Tigranes the Great.Armenia became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion.Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage.Urartu was established in 860 BC and by the 6th century BC it was replaced by the Satrapy of Armenia.
Declining due to the wars against the Byzantines, the kingdom fell in 1045 and Armenia was soon after invaded by the Seljuk Turks.