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Patriarchs of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch

The Patriarch of Antioch is elected by the Holy Synod, the patriarchate's governing body, and is responsible for the spiritual and administrative leadership of the church. He is considered to be the third most senior Orthodox bishop in the world, after the Patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria. This list of patriarchs who have led the church spans centuries, beginning with St Peter the Apostle, who is traditionally believed to have founded the Christian community in Antioch. Throughout history, the patriarchs played essential roles in the development of the Church, navigating the challenges posed by various empires and rulers during certain historical periods, particularly the Byzantine and Ottoman era, and during changes within its own leadership.

The Patriarchs
Name
Tenure
Patriarchs of Antioch and All the East
Bishops of Antioch
1 St Peter (Petros I)
c. 37–53; †> AD 64
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2 Euodios
c. 53–68
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3 Ignatios I
c. 68 –107
••••
4 Heron I
c. 107–27
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5 Kornelios
c. 127 –54
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6 Heron II/Heros
c. 154–64
••••
7 Theophilos
c. 169–182
••••
8 Maximinos I
182–91
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9 Serapion
191–11
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10   Asklepiades
211–20
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11 Philetos
220–31
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12 Zebinnos
231–237
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13 Babylas 
237–53
••••
14 Phabios
253–56
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15 Demetrianos
256–60
••••
16 Amphilochius?
c. 263
••••
17 Paulos I (titular 268–72) 
260–68 dep
••••
18 Domnos I
268–73
••••
19 Timaios
273-82
••••
20 Kyrillos I
283–303
••••
21 Tyrannos
304–14
••••
22 Vitalis
314-220
••••
23 Philogonos
320–23
••••
24 Paulinos I
323–24
••••
25 Eustathios
324–37
••••
26 Euphronios
333–34
••••
27 Eulalios (titular 330–37) 
331–33
••••
28 Paulinus?
c. 332
••••
29 Euphronios
333–34
••••
30 Philaklos/Placentius  
334–42
••••
31 Stephanos I
342–44
••••
32 Leontios
344–57
••••
33 Eudoxios, Patr of Constantinople
358–59
••••
34 Annanios/Ammianus
359
••••
Meletian Schism 360–415
35 Meletios I
360–81
••••
36 Phlabianos I  
381–404
••••
37 Porphyrios 
404–12
••••
38 Arian rival succession: Euzois 
360–76
••••
39 Arian rival succession: Dorotheos
376–81
••••
40 Nicene rival succession: Paulinos II
362–88
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41 Nicene rival succession: Euagrios 
388–92/3
••••
42 Apollinarian rival succession: Vitalis
375
••••
43 Alexandros I
412-17
••••
44 Theodotos
417–28
••••
45 Ioannes I
429–42
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46 Domnos II
442–49
••••
Patriarchs of Antioch 451
47 Maximinos II
449–55
••••
48 Basileios
456–58
••••
49 Akakios
458–61
••••
50 Martyrios
461–65
••••
51 Petros II  (1)
465–66
••••
52 Iulianos
466–74
••••
(51)  Petros II (2)
474–75
••••
53 Ioannes II
475–90
••••
54 Stephanos II
490-95
••••
55 Stephanos (III)?
c. 493
••••
56 Kallandion
495-96
••••
57 Ioannes (III) Codonatus?
c. 495
••••
58 Palladios
496–98
••••
59 Phlavianos II
498–512
••••
60 Severos (titular 518–38) 
512–18 dep
al–Antakhah
Schism 518 - formation of separate Syrian Orthodox Church
61 Paulos II
518–21
Xenodokos
62 Euphrasios
521–28
ibn Malaha
63 Ephraimios
528–46
••••
64 Sergios
544
••••
65 Domnos III 
546–61
••••
66 Anastasios I (1)
561–71
al-Sinaitah
67 Gregorios I
571–94
al-Sinaitah
(66) Anastasios I (2)
593–99
al-Sinaitah
68 Anastasios II
599–610
••••
69 Gregorios II
610–20
••••
70 Anastasios III
620–28
••••
71 Makedonios
628–40
••••
Muslim conquest of Antioch 637
72 Georgios I
640–56
••••
73 Makarios I
656–81
••••
74 Theophanes
681–87
••••
75 Sebastianos
687–90
••••
76 Georgios II
690–95
••••
77 Alexandros II
695–702
••••
Interregnum 702–42
78 Stephanos III
742–44
••••
79 Theophylact
744–51
ibn Qanbara
80 Theodoros I  
751–97
••••
81 Ioannes IV
797–810
••••
82 Iob I
810–26
••••
83 Nikolaos I
826–34
••••
84 Sim'an I
834–40
ibn Zarnaq
85 Elias I
840–52
••••
86 Theodosios I
852–60
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87 Nikolaos II
860–79
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88 Michael I
879–90
••••
89 Zakharías 
890–902
••••
90 Georgios III
902–17
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91 Iob II
917–39
••••
92 Eustratius
939–60
••••
93 Christophoros I
960–66
••••
94 Theodoros II
966–77
••••
Antioch recovered by Byzantines 969
95 Agapios
977–95
••••
96 Ioannes V
995–1000
Polites
97 Nikolaos III
1000–03
••••
98 Elias II
1003–10
••••
99 Georgios Laskaris/Theodoros II (III)
1010–15
••••
100 Makarios (II) the Virtuous
1015–23
••••
101 Eleutherius 
1023–28
••••
102 Petros III  
1028–51
••••
103 Ioannes VI/Dionysos
1051–62
••••
104 Aimilianos
1062–75
••••
Ottoman conquest of Antioch 1071
105 Theodosios II
1075–84
Chrysoberges
106 Nikephoros
1084–90
••••
107 Ioannes VII
1090–1155
Oxeites
Crusader conquest of Antioch 1098
108 Ioannes IX (VIII)
1155–59
••••
109 Euthymios I
1159–64
••••
110 Makarios II (III)
1164–66
••••
111 Athanasios I
1166–80
••••
112 Theodosios III
1180–82
••••
113 Elias III
1182–84
••••
114 Christophoros II
1184–85
••••
Patriarchate exiled from Antioch to Constantinople
115 Theodoros IV/Balsamon
1185–99
••••
116 Ioakeim I
1199–1219
••••
117 Dorotheus I
1219–45
••••
118 Sim'an II
1245–68
ibn Abi Sa'ib
119 Euthymios II
1268–69
••••
Mamaluk conquest of Antioch 1268, Patriarchate returns from exile
120 Theodosios IV
1269–76
••••
121 Theodosios V
1276–85
Villehardouin
122 Arsenios
1285–93
••••
Kyrillos II
1287–c. 1308
••••
123 Dionysos
1293–1308
••••
124

Markos I

1308–42
••••
Patriarchate transferred to Damascus 1342
125 Ignatios II
1342–86
••••
126 Pachomios I
1386–93
••••
127 Neilos
1393–1401
••••
128 Michael III (II)
1401–10
••••
129 Pachomios II
1410–11
al-Hawrani
130 Ioakeim II
1411–26
••••
131 Markos III (II)
1426–36
••••
132 Dorotheus II
1436–54
ibn al-Sabbuni
133 Michael IV (III)
1454–76
ibn al-Mawardi
134 Markos IV (III)
1476
••••
135 Ioakeim III
1476–83
••••
136 Gregorios III
1483–97
••••
137 Dorotheus III
1497–1523
ibn al-Sabbuni
138 Michael V (IV)
1523–41
ibn al-Mawardi
139 Dorotheus IV
1541–43
••••
140 Ioakeim IV
1543–76
ibn Jumma
141 Michael VI (V)
1577–81
Sabbagh
142 Ioakeim V
1581–92
ibn Daww
143 Ioakeim VI
1593–1604
Ziyada
144 Dorotheus V
1604–11
ibn al-Ahmar
145 Athanasios III
1611–19
al-Dabbas
146 Ignatios III
1619–31
Atiyah
147 Euthymios III
1635–36
al-Karmah
148 Euthymios IV
1636–48
••••
149 Makarios III (IV)
1648–72
al-Zaim
150 Neophytus
1674–84
••••
151 Athanasios IV (1)
1686–94
al-Dabbas
152 Kyrillos III
1694–1720
al-Zaim
(151) Athanasios IV (2)
1720–24
al-Dabbas
Ioakeim VII
1724
••••
Schism - formation of separate Melkite Greek Catholic Church 1724
153 Silbestros
1724-66
••••
154 Philemon
1766–67
••••
155 Daniel
1767–91
••••
156 Anthemios
1792–1813
••••
157 Serapheim
1813–23
••••
158 Methodios
1843–50
••••
159 Hierotheos
1850–85
Hagiotaphites
160 Gerasimos
1885–91
Propapas
161 Spiridon
1892–98
••••
162 Meletios II
1899–1906
Doumani
163 Gregorios IV
1906–28
Haddad
164 Alexandros III
1928–58
Tahan
Apifaniyus
1935–
••••
165 Theodosios VI
1958–70
Abu Raijaili
166 Elias IV
1970–79
Muawad
167 Ignatios IV
1979–2012
Hazim
168 Ioannes X
2013–; *1955
Yazigi

Notes

Anti-patriarchs are in italics.


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