Shimun XVI Yohannan

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Mar
Shimun XVI Yohannan
His Holiness
Church Assyrian Church of the East
Diocese Patriarchal Diocese of Qodshanis
See Apostolic See of Seleucia-Ctesiphon
Installed 1780 (1804)
Term ended 1820
Predecessor Shimun XV Maqdassi Mikhail and Eliya XIII Ishoyahb
Successor Shimun XVII Abraham
Orders
Rank Catholicos-Patriarch
Personal details
Born Qodshanis, Hakkari
Died 1820
Qodshanis, Hakkari
Nationality Assyrian (Ottoman)
Denomination Christian, Assyrian Church of the East
Residence Qodshanis, Hakkari

Mar Shimun XVI Yohannan (also Shemon XVI Yohannan) was Patriarch of the Qodshanis branch of the Assyrian Church of the East from 1780, and since 1804 he remained the sole Catholicos-Patriarch, because the last patriarch of the rival Eliya line Eliya XIII Ishoyahb died without successor. Shimun XVI remained patriarch until his death in 1820.[1]

Until 1804, there were two rival patriarchal lines within the Assyrian Church of the East, senior Eliya line in Alqosh and junior Shemon line in Qochanis. Last patriarch of the senior line Eliya XIII Ishoyahb died in 1804 and was buried in the ancient Rabban Hormizd Monastery. Since he had no successor, Shimun XVI Yohannan of the junior line became the sole Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. [2]

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  1. ^ Baum & Winkler 2003, p. 120, 175.
  2. ^ Wilmshurst 2000, p. 316-319, 356.

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Assyrian Church of the East titles
Preceded by
Mar Shimun XV Maqdassi Mikhail
and Mar Eliya XIII Ishoyahb
Catholicos-Patriarch of the Church of the East
1780 (1804) – 1820
Succeeded by
Mar Shimun XVII Abraham