Ignatius Behnam Hadliyo

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Ignatius Behnam Hadliyo
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
Church Syriac Orthodox Church
See Antioch
Installed 1445
Term ended 1454
Predecessor Baselius IV Simon
Successor Ignatius Chaleph of Ma'dan
Personal details
Died 10 December 1454

Ignatius Behnam Hadliyo was the Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 1445 until his death in 1454.


Behnam was born in the village of Hedel, near Esfes, into the Habbo Kanni family. 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 under the name of Basilius, and was elevated to Patriarch of Mardin as Ignatius on the 24th of July 1412.

After the death of Patriarch Baselius IV Simon, Behnam convinced the diocese of Antioch to proclaim him as legitimate patriarch and in 1445 became Patriarch of Antioch. He was a prolific poet and great writer, composing a total of eleven odes.[1]


  1. ^ Barsoum, Ignatius A. The Scattered Pearls. 2nd ed. Piscataway: Georgias P, 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