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List of Syriac Orthodox Patriarchs of Antioch

The Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East is the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The Patriarchate of Antioch was established by Saint Peter(Acts 11) according to tradition. The following is a list of primates who have held that office.

List of patriarchs [ edit ]

1 St. Peter 37-67
2 St. Evodius 67-68
3 St. Ignatius I Nurono (the Illuminator) 68-107
4 St. Heron 107-127
5 St. Korneilos 127-154
6 St. Heros 154-169
7 St. Theophilos 169-182
8 St. Maximos I 182-191
9 St. Seraphion 191-211
10 St. Ascelpiadis the Confessor 211-220
11 Philitus 220-231
12 Zbina 231-237
13 St. Babulas the Martyr 237-251
14 Fabius 254-551
15 S. Demetrianos 254-260
16 Paul I of Samosate 260-268
17 Domnus I 268-273
18 Timos 273-282
19 Cyrille I 283-303
20 Tyrannos 304-314
21 Vitalis 314-320
22 St. Philogone 320-323
23 Paulinos of Tyre 323-324
24 Ostatheous 324-337
The Arians took control of the See of Antioch and appointed the following Patriarchs:
Eulalius 331-333
Euphornius 333-334
Philaclus 334-342
Stephanos 342-344
Leonce 344-357
Eudoxyos 358-359
Euzoios 360
25 Malatius 360-381
26 St. Flavin I 381-404
27 Porphyros 404-412
28 Alexander 412-417
29 Theodotos 417-428
30 John I 428-442
31 Domnus II 442-499
32 Maximos II 449-455
Maximos abdicated and the Chalcedonians seized control over the See of Antioch and appointed the following Patriarchs:
Basil 456-458
Aqaq 458-459
33 Martoros 459-468
34 Peter II the Fuller (Qassar) 468-488
35 Bladius 488-498
36 Flavin II 498-512
37 St. Severius the Great 512-538
The Chalcedonians took control of the See of Antioch in 518 and sent Mor Severius to exile and appointed the following Patriarchs whose line continues in the Byzantine (Rum/Antiochene Orthodox) Patriarchate:
Paul the Jew 518-521
Euphrosius 521-528
Ephrem of Amid 528-546
Six years after the death of Mor Severius, Sargius of Tella became the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch.
38 Sargius of Tella 544-546
During this turbulent time, the Holy See remained vacant for 4 years.
39 Paul II the Black of Alexandria 550-575
He was deposed in 575 for joining the Chalcedonians. The Holy See remained vacant for the next few years.
40 Peter III of Raqqa 581-591
41 Julian I 595-591
42 Athanasius I Gammolo 595-631
43 John II of the Sedre 631-648
44 Theodore 649-667
45 Severius II bar Masqeh 667-681
46 Athanasius II 683-686
47 Julian II 686-708
48 Elias I 709-723
49 Athanasius III 724-740
50 Iwanis I 740-754
After the death of Iwanis, two Patriarchs were appointed at the behest of the Caliph:
Euwanis I 754-?
Athanasius al-Sandali ?-758
51 George I 758-790
52 Joseph 790-792
53 Quryaqos of Takrit 793-817
54 Dionysius I of Tellmahreh 817-845
55 John III 846-873
56 Ignatius II 878-883
57 Theodosius Romanos of Takrit 887-896
58 Dionysius II 897-909
59 John IV Qurzahli 910-922
60 Baselius I 923-935
61 John V 936-953
62 Iwanis II 954-957
63 Dionysius III 958-961
64 Abraham I 962-963
65 John VI Sarigta 965-985
66 Athanasius IV of Salah 986-1002
67 John VII bar `Abdun 1004-1033
68 Dionysius IV Yahya 1034-1044
Due to internal conflicts within the Church, the Holy See was vacant for the next few years.
69 John VIII 1049-1057
70 Athanasius V 1058 -1063
71 John IX bar Shushan 1063-1073
72 Baselius II 1074-1075
After the death of Baselius, John Abdun got himself appointed Patriarch and caused trouble in the Church. He was deposed but continued causing trouble until 1091.
73 Dionysius V Lazaros 1077-1078
74 Iwanis III 1080-1082
75 Dionysius VI 1088-11090
76 Athanasius VI bar Khamoro 1091-1129
77 John X bar Mawdyono 1129-1137
78 Athanasius VII bar Qutreh 1138-1166
79 Michael I the Great 1166-1199
80 Athanasius VIII 1200-1207
81 John XI 1208-1220
82 Ignatius III David 1222-1252
83 John XII bar Ma`dani 1252-1263
84 Ignatius IV Yeshu 1264-1282
85 Philoxenos I Nemrud 1283-1292
86 Michael II 1292-1312
87 Michael III Yeshu 1312-1349
88 Baselius III Gabriel 1349-1387
89 Philoxenos II the Writer 1387-1421
90 Baselius IV Shem`un 1421-1444
91 Ignatius Behnam al-Hadli 1445-1454
92 Ignatius Khalaf 1455-1483
93 Ignatius John XIII 1483-1493
94 Ignatius Nuh of Lebanon 1493-1509
95 Ignatius Yeshu I 1509-1512
96 Ignatius Jacob I 1512-1517
97 Ignatius David I 1517-1520
98 Ignatius Abd-Allah I 1520-1557
99 Ignatius Ne`met Allah I 1557-1576
100 Ignatius David II Shah 1576-1591
101 Ignatius Pilate I 1591-1597
102 Ignatius Hadayat Allah 1597-1639
103 Ignatius Simon I 1640-1659
104 Ignatius Yeshu II Qamsheh 1659-1662
105 Ignatius Abdul Masih I 1662-1686
106 Ignatius George II 1687-1708
107 Ignatius Isaac Azar 1709-1722
108 Ignatius Shukr Allah II 1722-1745
109 Ignatius George III 1745-1768
110 Ignatius George IV 1768-1781
111 Ignatius Matthew 1782-1817
112 Ignatius Yunan 1817-1818
113 Ignatius George V 1819-1837
114 Ignatius Elias II 1838-1847
115 Ignatius Jacob II 1847-1871
116 Ignatius Peter IV 1872-1894
117 Ignatius Abdul Masih II 1895-1905
Abdul Masih was deposed in 1905.
118 Ignatius Abded Allah II 1906-1915
119 St. Ignatius Elias III 1917-1932
120 Ignatius Aphrem I Barsoum 1933-1957
121 Ignatius Jacob III 1957-1980
122 Ignatius Zakka I Iwas 1980-2014
123 Ignatius Aphrem II 2014- Present

References [ edit ]

Sources [ edit ]

  • Fiey, Jean Maurice (1993). Pour un Oriens Christianus Novus: Répertoire des diocèses syriaques orientaux et occidentaux. Beirut: Orient-Institut.
  • https://malankara.com/patriarchsofthechurch.html

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