Ignatius John XIII
|Ignatius John XIII bar Shay Allah|
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East|
|Church||Syriac Orthodox Church|
|Predecessor||Ignatius Khalaf of Maʿdan|
|Successor||Ignatius Nuh of Lebanon|
Mardin, Aq Qoyunlu
John was born in 1442 in the city of Mardin, where he would go on to study Syriac literature under Simon of Amid and John of Mardin. John also studied astronomy, dialectics, philosophy and theology in Mamluk Syria and Egypt. In 1471, John was ordained bishop of Sawro, near Mardin and was later consecrated patriarch in 1483.
In 1489, John ordained his successor, Noah of Lebanon, as Maphrian of the East. John was patriarch for ten years, during which he ordained fourteen metropolitans and bishops before his death in 1493.
- The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences - Ignatius Aphrem I Barsoum.
- "Catholicate of the East".
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
Ignatius Nuh of Lebanon
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