John III of Antioch
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East|
|Church||Syriac Orthodox Church|
|Predecessor||Dionysius I Telmaharoyo|
|Died||3 January 873|
John studied and became a monk at the Monastery of Mar Zacchaeus near Raqqa, where he was also ordained as a priest. In February 846, John was elected and consecrated as patriarch of Antioch at the Monastery of Shila near Serugh after which he issued twenty-five canons.
As a result of the strained relations between the maphrian and the patriarch in the past, in 869 John convened a synod at Kfar Tutho, in which he issued eight canons that resolved the differences between the two and regulated the relationship that would last until the maphrianate was dissolved in 1860.
During his reign as patriarch, John ordained eighty-six metropolitans and bishops before dying on the third of January 873.
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- "Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Network".
Dionysius I Telmaharoyo
|Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
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