West Syriac Rite

The West Syriac Rite, also called Syro-Antiochene Rite, is an Eastern Christian liturgical rite that employs the Divine Liturgy of Saint James in the West Syriac dialect. It is practised in the Maronite Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Syriac Catholic Church and various Malankara Churches of India (see the section on usage below). It is one of two main liturgical rites of Syriac Christianity, the other being the East Syriac Rite.[1][2]

Celebration of the Holy Qurobo in the Syriac Orthodox Church led by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II
Celebration of the Holy Qurobo in the Syriac Catholic Church led by Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Yonan
Holy Qurobo in the Maronite Church
A West Syriac Rite Holy Qurbono of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church holding paterissa (crozier)
A West Syriac Rite Holy Qurbono of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Holy Qurobo in the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
Holy Qurobo in Mar Thoma Syrian Church

It originated in the ancient Patriarchate of Antioch. It has more anaphoras than any other rite.[3][4]

Many new texts translated from Greek were accepted among the Syriac Orthodox of Antioch. Those associated with Tagrit did not accept them. In essence it is the Tagrit tradition that was introduced into Kerala in the 18th and 19th centuries.[5]