Traditionally, lists of patriarchs have been drawn in a spiral form. Such a spiral can be found on the Patriarchal Throne at Dayro d-Mor Hananyo (Deir az-Za`faran). As is not uncommon with historical accounts, sources for the chronological lists of the Patriarchs differ on dates.

The following list is taken from the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch's public information: Ishaaq Saaka, kaniisatii as-Suryaaniyya. (Damascus: 1985). It may be revised by them in the future as continued scholarship may unearth more information that has been covered over in the past by one community or another during the political struggles within the church.

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 211-220
11 Philitus 220-231
12 Zbina 231-237
13 St. Babulas 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 468-488
35 Bladius 488-498
36 Flavin II 498-512
37 St. Severius 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 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 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 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 986-1002
67 John VII bar `Abdun 1004-33
68 Dionysius IV Yahya 1034-44

Due to internal conflicts within the Church, the Holy See was vacant for the next few years.

69 John VIII 1049-57
70 Athanasius V 1058 -63
71 John IX bar Shushan 1063-73
72 Baselius II 1074-5

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 1088-1090
76 Athanasius VI bar Khamoro 1091-1129
77 John X bar Mawdyono 1129-37
78 Athanasius VII bar Qutreh 1138-66
79 Michael I the Great 1166-99
80 Athanasius VIII 1200-7
81 John XI 1208-20
82 Ignatius III David 1222-52
83 John XII bar Ma`dani 1252-63
84 Ignatius IV Yeshu 1264-82
85 Philoxenos I Nemrud 1283-92
86 Michael II  1292-1312
87 Michael III Yeshu 1312-49
88 Baselius III Gabriel 1349-87
89 Philoxenos II 1387-1421
90 Baselius IV Shem`un 1421-44
91 Ignatius Behnam 1445-54
92 Ignatius Khalaf 1455-83
93 Ignatius John XIII 1483-93
94 Ignatius Nuh 1493-1509
95 Ignatius Yeshu I 1509-12
96 Ignatius Jacob I 1512-17
97 Ignatius David I 1517-20
98 Ignatius Abd-Allah I 1520-57
99 Ignatius Ne`met Allah I 1557-76
100 Ignatius David II Shah 1576-91
101 Ignatius Pilate I 1591-97
102 Ignatius Hadayat Allah 1597-1639
103 Ignatius Simon I 1640-59
104 Ignatius Yeshu II Qamsheh 1659-62
105 Ignatius Abdul Masih I 1662-86
106 Ignatius George II 1687-1708
107 Ignatius Isaac Azar 1709-22
108 Ignatius Shukr Allah II 1722-45
109 Ignatius George III 1745-68
110 Ignatius George IV 1768-81
111 Ignatius Matthew 1782-17
112 Ignatius Yunan 1817-18
113 Ignatius George V 1819-37
114 Ignatius Elias II 1838-47
115 Ignatius Jacob II 1847-71
116 Ignatius Peter III/IV 1872-94
Abdul Masih was deposed in 1905.
    (This was the Patriarch that left Mar Timotheus without support or direction. It appears he was not
    interested in English and French speaking Western Rite congregations in America. During his time all
    relations with Mar Timotheus were ended leaving the American church on its own.)

This was the period when Mar Timotheus served as Primate (though he appears to have continued to use the title of Metropolitan Archbishop for America.)

The Syrian Jacobite Patriarchy has continued to the present day. While OCCA has no formal relations with the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch, we accord them all manner of love, honor and affection as are due our Mother Church and our fellow Christians.

118 Ignatius Abd Allah II 1906-15
119 Ignatius Elias III 1917-32
120 Ignatius Afram I Barsoum 1933-1957
121 Ignatius Jacob III 1957-80
122 Ignatius Zakka I I  1980-2014
123 Ignatius Aphrem II  2014