Ignatius Behnam Hadliyo
|Ignatius Behnam Hadliyo|
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East|
|Church||Syriac Orthodox Church|
|Predecessor||Baselius IV Simon|
|Successor||Ignatius Chaleph of Ma'dan|
|Died||10 December 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.
- Barsoum, Ignatius A. The Scattered Pearls. 2nd ed. Piscataway: Georgias P, 2003.
Ignatius Abraham bar Garib
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Mardin
Baselius IV Simon
|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
Ignatius Chaleph of Ma'dan