Ignatius III David
|Ignatius III David|
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East|
|Church||Syriac Orthodox Church|
|Predecessor||John XI Yeshu|
|Successor||John XII bar Maʿdani|
In 1215, David was ordained maphrian by John XI Yeshu upon which he took the name Ignatius and was maphrian for seven years before being consecrated patriarch in 1222, which was also the year he ordained Mor Dionysius Sleeba as maphrian. In 1232, Ignatius ordained the future patriarch John XII bar Maʿdani as maphrian.
Pope Cyril III of Alexandria used the increasing military and political power of Egypt over Jerusalem to appoint a Coptic Orthodox bishop of that church, which until then had been the prerogative of the Patriarch of Antioch. This angered Patriarch Ignatius III David, who retaliated by attempting unsuccessfully to fill the vacancy of Abuna or metropolitan for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. This was a very rare incident between the two churches as in general their relationship is one of the strongest between any two churches.
John XI Yeshu
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
John XII bar Maʿdani