|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East|
|Church||Syriac Orthodox Church|
Iwannis studied and became a monk at the Monastery of Eusebuna. He was later ordained metropolitan of Hauran and was elected and consecrated as patriarch in 740. When the Caliph Marwan II, visited Hauran, the patriarch Iwannis presented him with fifty camels laden with gifts, the caliph honoured him and gave him a decree of authorisation.
|Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch