Ignatius Behnam Hadliyo

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Ignatius Behnam Hadliyo
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
ChurchSyriac Orthodox Church
Term ended1454
PredecessorBaselius IV Simon
SuccessorIgnatius Chaleph of Ma'dan
Personal details
Died10 December 1454

Ignatius Behnam Hadliyo, also known as Behnam of Hidl, was the Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 1445 until his death in 1454.[1]


Behnam, son of John, was born in the village of Hidl (also spelt Hedel), near Esfes, into the Habbo Kanni family, which was originally from the village of Bartulli. He became a monk at the Monastery of Mor Gabriel and was later ordained as a priest there. In 1404, Behnam was consecrated as Maphrian, upon which he assumed the name Basilius, and was elevated to Patriarch of Mardin as Ignatius on 24 July 1412. Following the death of Patriarch Baselius IV Simon, Behnam convinced the diocese of Antioch to proclaim him as legitimate patriarch and, in 1445, he was consecrated as Patriarch of Antioch. He was a prolific poet and great writer, composing a total of eleven odes.[1]


  1. ^ a b Barsoum (2003)


Preceded by
Ignatius Abraham bar Garib
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Mardin
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Preceded by
Baselius IV Simon
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
Succeeded by
Ignatius Chaleph of Ma'dan