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 past, in 869 John convened a synod at Kfar Tutho, in which he issued eight canons and it was agreed that just as the patriarch consecrated the Maphrian, the consecration of a new Patriarch would be reserved to the Maphrian.
During his reign as patriarch, John ordained eighty-six metropolitans and bishops before dying on the third of January 873.
- The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences - Ignatius Aphrem I Barsoum (Patriarch of Antioch)
Dionysius I Telmaharoyo
|Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
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