The Anaphora of the Apostles Addai and Mari has asserted itself from time immemorial in three important Christian communities:
the “Assyrian Church of the East”, the “Chaldean Church” and the “Syro-Malabar Church”. Whereas the Assyrian Church of the East
and the Chaldean Church describe it as their “First Anaphora”, because they utilize it together with the Anaphora of Theodore of Mopsuestia
and the Anaphora of Nestorius, it is the only one still in use in the Syro-Malabar Church. Consequently the Anaphora of Addai and Mari is
the Anaphora par excellence of these Church communities which, although they go by different names, acknowledge the tradition of the
“Church of the East”
as their common tradition.