Athanasius IV of Salh
|Athanasius IV of Salh|
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East|
|Church||Syriac Orthodox Church|
|Predecessor||John VI Sarigta|
|Successor||John VII bar `Abdun|
Monastery of Mar Barsoum
Athanasius was born in the tenth century as Lazarus and went on to study and become a monk at the Monastery of Mar Aaron (Syriac:ܥܘܡܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܐܗܪܘܢ ܕܫܓܪ̈ܐ). Here he became known for his piety and knowledge.
Athanasius was consecrated as patriarch on the 21st of October 986 and became known as Athanasius. He resided at the Al-Barid Monastery, which he rebuilt. In 1000, he compiled and assigned the lectionaries from both Testaments to be read in the Syriac Orthodox Church.
During his tenure as patriarch, Athanasius ordained thirty-nine metropolitans and bishops as well as the Catholicos Bar Qiqi, before dying at the Monastery of Mar Barsoum in 1002.
- The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences - Ighnāṭyūs Afrām I (Patriarch of Antioch)
John VI Sarigta
|Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
John VII bar `Abdun