Michael II of Antioch

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Michael II
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
ChurchSyriac Orthodox Church
Term ended1312
PredecessorPhiloxenus I Nemrud
SuccessorMichael III Yeshu
Personal details
Birth nameBarsoum
Died7 December 1312

Michael II was the Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 1292 until his death in 1312.


Barsoum was born in the 13th century and became abbot of the Kuwaykhat Monastery, near Mopsuestia in Armenian Cilicia. In 1292, Barsoum was consecrated patriarch upon which he took the name Michael.

On 6 January 1295, Michael issued a proclamation excommunicating Constantine of Melitene and his supporters. Michael died on 7 December 1312.


  • The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences - Ignatius Aphrem I Barsoum.
Preceded by
Philoxenus I Nemrud
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
Succeeded by
Michael III Yeshu