Athanasius IV Salhoyo
|Athanasius IV Salhoyo|
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East|
|Church||Syriac Orthodox Church|
|Predecessor||John VII Sarigta|
|Successor||John VIII bar Abdoun|
Monastery of Mar Barsoum
Lazarus was born in the tenth century and went on to study and become a monk at the Monastery of Mar Aaron, where he became known for his piety and knowledge. Lazarus was consecrated as patriarch on 21 October 986, upon which he assumed the name Athanasius. Athanasius rebuilt, and subsequently resided at, the Al-Barid Monastery.
In 1000, Athanasius 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 bishops as well, including maphrian Ignatius I bar Qiqi, before his death at the Monastery of Mar Barsoum in 1002.
- Athanasius IV Salhoyo is also counted as Athanasius V by those who consider Athanasius Sandalaya a semi-legitimate patriarch, however, the Syriac Orthodox Church considers Sandalaya an illegitimate patriarch, and is thus not counted as such.
- Barsoum (2003)
- Palmer (1990), p. 263
- Barsoum, Ignatius Aphrem (2003). The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. Gorgias Press.
- Palmer, Andrew (1990). Monk and Mason on the Tigris Frontier: The Early History of Tur `Abdin. Cambridge University Press.
John VII Sarigta
|Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
John VIII bar Abdoun