Patriarchs of the Syriac Orthodox Church

List of Patriarchs of the Syriac Orthodox Church

from the time of St. Peter the Apostle

 

1

St. Peter the Apostle

37-67

2

St. Evodius

67-68

3

St. Ignatios 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 Abd Allah II

1906-1915

119

Ignatius Elias III

1917-1932

120

Ignatius Afram I Barsoum

1933-1957

121

Ignatius Jacob III

1957-1980

122

Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

1980-2014

123 Ignatius Aphrem II 2014-

 


The Patriarchal Throne at Dayro d-Mor Hananyo
(Kurkmo Dayro - Mardin, Turkey)






Chronological list of all the Patriarchs in the form of a Spiral on the middle of the Throne