Dionysius II of Antioch

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Dionysius II
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
Church Syriac Orthodox Church
See Antioch
Installed April 896
Term ended 909
Predecessor Theodosius Romanus
Successor John V Qurzahli
Personal details
Died 18 April 909
Monastery of Beth Batin

Dionysius II (died 18 April 909 [1] was the Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 896 until his death in 909.[2]


Prior to becoming patriarch Dionysius was a monk and studied at the Monastery of Beth Batin. Soon after his consecration in April 896, Dionysius held a synod at the Monastery of Mar Shila, which was attended by thirty-five bishops. During the synod he issued twenty-five canons.

During his tenure as patriarch, Dionysius ordained forty-nine metropolitans and bishops before his death at the Monastery of Beth Batin in 909.


  1. ^ Venance Grumel (1958). Traité d'études byzantines, Chronologie. Paris 1958, p. 449. Presses universitaires de France
  2. ^ "Dionysius II". Retrieved 2014-07-04.
Preceded by
Theodosius Romanus
Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
Succeeded by
John V Qurzahli