Unrecognized, Non-Canonical Oriental Orthodox Churches
There are several unrecognised Oriental Orthodox Churches; several of them are well-known historical Churches, while others remain inconspicuous. A prominent example is the Malabar Independent Syrian Church/Thoziyoor Sabha founded by Bishop Abraham Mar Koorilose and originating from the Syriac and Indian Orthodox Churches. Later, the Church fell out of communion with the Orthodox. They then established communion with, and received ordinations from, the Protestant-oriented/reformed Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, which itself separated from the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church.
Some of these Churches are:
The Syro–Orthodox Francophone Church (an Oriental Orthodox Church based in France that observes the Syriac-Malankara Rite);
The Independent Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (consisted of breakaway groups from the Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Church and no longer exists);
The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, under the Holy Synod in Asmara (His Holiness Abune Antonios, a canonical Patriarch, was deposed by the Holy Synod in Asmara in 2006 and remains under house arrest);
The Holy Synod of St Athanasius Congregation for Egyptians and Middle Eastern Orthodox Christians (a group started by Maximus Youhanna, a former member of the Coptic Orthodox Church);
The Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America (another unrecognised group, claiming they were founded by the Ethiopian Prelate Abune Mikael and associating with several unrecognized Orthodox Churches and Western Rite Orthodox Churches).