List of Catholicoi-Patriarchs of the Ancient Church of the East . This list presents and affirms the Church’s Apostolic Origin
- 1 Thoma Shlikha, (Saint Thomas) (c. 33–c. 77)
- 2 Aggai
- 3 Mari (c. 87–c. 120)
- 4 Abris (121–137)
- 5 Abraham (159–171)
- 6 Yaʿqob (c.190)
- 7 Ahadabui (204–220)
- 8 Shahlufa (220–224)
- vacant (224–c.280)
- 9 Papa (c.280–317)
- 10 Shemʿon Bar Sabbaʿe (329–341)
- 11 Shahdost (341–343)
- 12 Barbaʿshmin (343–346)
- vacant (c. 350–c. 363)
- 13 Tomarsa (363–371)
- vacant (c. 371–c. 377)
- 14 Qayyoma (377–399)
- 15 Isaac (399–410)
Isaac was recognised as ‘grand metropolitan’ and primate of the Church of the East at the synod of Seleucia-Ctesiphon in 410. The acts of this synod were later edited by the patriarch Joseph (552–67) to grant him the title of catholicus as well. This title in fact only came into use towards the end of the fifth century.
In 424, under Mar Dadisho I, the Church of the East declared itself independent of all other churches; thereafter its Catholicoi began to use the additional title of Patriarch.
- 21 Babowai (457–484)
- 22 Acacius (485–496)
- 23 Babai (497–503)
- 24 Shila (503–523)
- 25 Elishaʿ (524–537)
- Narsai intrusus (524–537)
- 26 Paul (539)
- 27 Aba I (540–552)
- 28 Joseph (552–567)
- 29 Ezekiel (567–581)
- 30 Ishoʿyahb I (582–595)
- 31 Sabrishoʿ I (596–604)
- 32 Gregory (605–609)
- 33 Ishoʿyahb II (628–645)
- 34 Maremmeh (646–649)
- 35 Ishoʿyahb III (649–659)
- 36 Giwargis I (661–680)
- 37 Yohannan I (680–683)
- vacant (683–685)
- 38 Hnanishoʿ I (686–698)
- Yohannan the Leper intrusus (691–693)
- vacant (698–714)
- 39 Sliba-zkha (714–728)
- vacant (728–731)
- 40 Pethion (731–740)
- 41 Aba II (741–751)
- 42 Surin (753)
- 43 Yaʿqob II (753–773)
- 44 Hnanishoʿ II (773–780)
The seat of the Nestorian patriarchs was transferred from Seleucia-Ctesiphon to Baghdad, the recently-established capital of the ʿAbbasid caliphs, in 775, during the reign of the patriarch Hnanishoʿ II.
- 45 Timothy I (780–823)
- 46 Ishoʿ Bar Nun (823–828)
- 47 Giwargis II (828–831)
- 48 Sabrishoʿ II (831–835)
- 49 Abraham II (837–850)
- vacant (850–853)
- 50 Theodosius (853–858)
- vacant (858–860)
- 51 Sargis (860–872)
- vacant (872–877)
- 52 Israel of Kashkar intrusus (877)
- 53 Enosh (877–884)
- 54 Yohannan II bar Narsai (884–891)
- 55 Yohannan III (893–899)
- 56 Yohannan IV Bar Abgar (900–905)
- 57 Abraham III (906–937)
- 58 Emmanuel I (937–960)
- 59 Israel (961)
- 60 ʿAbdishoʿ I (963–986)
- 61 Mari (987–999)
- 62 Yohannan V (1000–1011)
- 63 Yohannan VI bar Nazuk (1012–1016)
- 64 Ishoʿyahb IV bar Ezekiel (1020–1025)
- vacant (1025–1028)
- 65 Eliya I (1028–1049)
- 66 Yohannan VII bar Targal (1049–1057)
- 67 Sabrishoʿ III (1064–1072)
- 68 ʿAbdishoʿ II ibn al-ʿArid (1074–1090)
- 69 Makkikha I (1092–1110)
- 70 Eliya II Bar Moqli (1111–1132)
- 71 Bar Sawma (1134–1136)
- vacant (1136–1139)
- 72 ʿAbdishoʿ III Bar Moqli (1139–1148)
- 73 Ishoʿyahb V (1149–1176)
- 74 Eliya III (1176–1190)
- 75 Yahballaha II (1190–1222)
- 76 Sabrishoʿ IV Bar Qayyoma (1222–1224)
- 77 Sabrishoʿ V ibn al-Masihi (1226–1256)
- 78 Makkikha II (1257–1265)
- 79 Denha I (1265–1281)
The patriarchal seat was transferred to Maragha during the reign of Yahballaha III.
- 80 Yahballaha III (1281–1317)
- 81 Timothy II (1318–c.1332)
- 82 Denha II (1336/7–1381/2)
- 83 Shemʿon II (dates uncertain)
- 83b Shemʿon III (existence uncertain)
- 84 Eliya IV (c.1437)
- 85 Shemʿon IV Basidi (1437–1493, ob.1497)
- 86 Shemʿon V (1497–1501)
- 87 Eliya V (1502–1503)
- 88 Shemʿon VI (1504–1538)
- 89 Shemʿon VII Ishoʿyahb (1539–1558)
In 1552 a rival Catholic Patriarch was elected, see Catholic Chaldean Patriarchs of Babylon.
- 90 Shemʿon VIII (1552–1558)
- 91 Shemʿon IX (1558)
- 92 Eliya VI (1558–1576)
- 93 Eliya VII (1576–1591)
- 94 Eliya VIII (1591–1617)
In 1610 Eliya VIII entered communion with the Catholic Church. This created a situation in which there are two rival claimants approved by Rome, in one see. He died however in 1617 and his successor quickly repudiated the union.
- 95 Eliya IX (1617–1660)
From Patriarchs Eliya X to Eliya XIII, attempts were made to resolve the schism and enter communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
- 96 Eliya X Yohannan Marogin (1660–1700)
- 97 Eliya XI Marogin (1700–1722)
- 98 Eliya XII Denha (1722–1778)
- 99 Eliya XIII Ishoyahb (1778–1804)
In 1804 the Assyrian Church in Alqosh under Patriarch Yohannan VIII Hormizd decided to enter in Communion with Rome, merging with the Catholic “Josephite” line of Amid and thus forming the modern Chaldean Catholic Church.
- 97 Shemʿon XIII Dinkha (1662) 1681–1700
(With Shemʿon XIII Dinkha, the Patriarchate transferred to Mosul.)
- 97 Shemʿon XIV Shlemon (1700–1740)
- 98 Shemʿon XV Maqdassi Mikhail (1740–1780)
- 99 Shemʿon XVI Yohannan (1780–1820)
- 100 Shemʿon XVII Abraham (1820–1860)
- 101 Shemʿon XVIII Rubil (1860–1903)
- 102 Shemʿon XIX Benjamin (1903–1918)
- 103 Shemʿon XX Paul (1918–1920)
- 104 Shemʿon XXI Eshai (1920–1964) (assassinated)
- Vacant (1964–1967) – first period of the schism
- Mar Thoma Darmo (1968–1969)
- Mar Addai II (1970–present)
APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION FROM THE CHURCH OF THE EAST THROUGH THE PATRIARCHATE OF SELUCIA-CTESIPH0N AND ALL OF EAST . This list presents the Apostolic link of Mar Levi Bar Thoma (Bishop Levi – Edmundo Molina Jickain) , the Metropolitan Archbishop of Manila for the Ancient (Assyrian-Syrian) Apostolic and Catholic Church of The East who consecrated Mar Yokhannan Bar Thoma and Mar Shimun-Artemus Bar Tooma to the Sacred Episcopate. The later two consecrated other bishops who now comprised the Council of Bishops of the Eastern Catholic Church Metropolitan See of the Philippines and All Asia , among them is Mar Cayetanus Bar Thoma (Bishop Ericson I. Santos) of the Eparchy of St. Martin de Porres.
MARAN MAR RUBIL SHIMUN XVIII, Catholicos-Patriarch of Selucia-Ctesphen and All The East consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Antonius Abd-Ishu (Anthony Thondatta) as Metropolitan of India, Ceylon, Milapur, Socotra and Messina in The Holy Church of Mar Saba in Upper Tiari, on 17 December 1862 A.D.
Mar Antonius Abd-Ishu assisted by Mar Augustine (Michael Augustine) of the Syro-Chaldean Church, consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Basilius (Luis Mariano Soares) as Bishop of Trichur on 24 July 1899 A.D. and head of a small body of Indian Christians known as Mellusian; he succeeded to the Metropolitanate upon Mar Abd-Ishu death in 1900 A.D.
Mar Basilius consecrated to The Sacred Episcopate: Mar Jacobus (Ulric Vernon Herford) as Bishop for the United Kingdom and with the Title of Mar Jacobus, Bishop of Mercia and Meddelesex (including the country of London) at Palithamm, near Kaliarkoli, Madura District, South India on 30 November 1902 A.D. Upon his return to England, Mar Jacobus founded THE EVANGELICAL CATHOLIC COMMUNION with the hope of uniting East and West.
Mar Jacobus consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Paulus (William Stanley McBean Knight) as Bishop of Kent on 28 February 1925 A.D.
Mar Paulus consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Hedley (Hedley Coward Bartlett) as Bishop of Siluria on 18 October 1931 A.D.
Mar Hedley consecrated sub-conditione to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Georgius (Hugh George de Willmott-Newman) as Metropolitan of Glastonbury on 20 May 1945 A.D., assisted by Bishop John Syer (Bishop of Llanthony), Mar Francis (Francis Ernest Langhelt, Bishop of Minster) and Bishop George Henry Brook (Order of Rievaulx).
Mar Georgius consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Benignus (Richard Kenneth Hurgon) as Titular Bishop of Mere (Somerset) on 22 April 1946 A.D., assisted by Mar Leofric (Charles Leslie Saul, Archbishop-Exarch of The Catholicate of the West), Mar David (Francis David Bacon, Bishop of The Catholicate of The West), and Mar Johannus (William John Eaton Jeffrey, General Moderator of The Evangelical Catholic Communion and Bishop of The Catholicate of the West).
Mar Benignus consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Alexander (Nils Bertil Alexander Persson) on 7 December 1985 A.D., assisted by Bishop Ian Kirk-Stewart (Reformed Catholic Church).
Mar Alexander consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Levi Bar Thoma (Bishop Levi – Edmundo Molina Jickain) as Metropolitan Archbishop of Manila for the Ancient (Assyrian-Syrian) Apostolic and Catholic Church of The East on 15 June 1994 A.D.. assisted by Bishop Petros (Eric Tan Ong Veloso, Orthodox Catholic Church in the Philippines), Bishop Schulz, and Bishop Rodrigues.
Mar Levi Bar Thoma consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Yokhannan Bar Thoma (Bishop Leocito Saclet Gabo) for Apotolic and Catholic Church of The East, [Syro - Chaldean Ecclesiastical Diaspora of the Philippines], on May 24, 2001 at YMCA Building, Manila. Mar Levi Bar Thoma, Metropolitan-Archbishop was the main consecrator with His Excellency Cyrilus W.B. Guimary DD, of the Mother of Deliverance Missionaries as co-consecrator.
Mar Levi Bar Thoma consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Shimmun-Artemus Bar Tooma (Bishop Artemio Serrato Luaton) for the Ancient Aramaic Catholic and Apostolic Church of The East, [Assyrian/Syrian Jurisdiction], on 23 December 2006, at the Barangay Hall, Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City, Philippines. The Co-Consecrators were: Mar Yokhannan Bar Thoma (Bishop Leocito Gabo), Mar Yabes Bar Thoma (Bishop Willy Holbitado), Mar Labai Bar Thoma (Bishop Labai Pepito –Jojo- Astrera Iranista), Mar Antonius Marae de Yesu (Bishop Glennon Guimbal), Mar Ed Rubio (Bishop Eduardo Rubio).
Mar Yokhannan Bar Thoma and Mar Shimun-Artemus Bar Tooma consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Basillius Bar Thoma (Bishop Fredelito Bendal Palmes – Joven y Vargas) for the Eastern Catholic Church Metropolitan See of the Philippines and All Asia on December 28, 2007 at St. Vincent Theological Seminary, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
On October 18, 2009, at the Sto. Niño de Bulusan Chapel, just before the occasion of Mar Anthony Lucas’ (Bishop Sal G. Anthony Dumabok) Episcopal consecration, Mar John Bar Thoma (Bishop Ruben Logronio Regaña a bishop of PhiIippine Independent Chufrch) re-consecrated Mar Yokhannan Bar Thoma, Mar Shimun-Artemus Bar Tooma, and Mar Basillius Bar Thoma and share his apostolic succession he got from the Philippine Independent Church who got valid apostolic succession in recent years.
Mar Yokhannan Bar Thoma as main consecrator, with Mar Shimun-Artemus Bar Tooma and Mar Basillius Bar Thoma as co-consecrators re-consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar John Bar Thoma (Bishop Ruben Logronio Regaña a bishop of PIC) for the Eastern Catholic Church Metropolitan See of the Philippines and All Asia on October 18, 2008 at Sto. Niño de Bulusan Chapel, Bulusan St. Mandaluyong City.
Mar Yokhannan Bar Thoma consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Anthony Lucas (Bishop Sal Anthony G. Dumabok) for the Eastern Catholic Church Metropolitan See of the Philippines and All Asia on October 18, 2008 at Sto. Niño de Bulusan Chapel, Bulusan St. Mandaluyong City. With Mar Yokhannan as Main consecrator, His graces Mar Shimun-Artemus Bar Tooma, Mar John Bar Thoma and Mar Basillius Bar Thoma are his co-consecrators.
Mar Yokhannan Bar Thoma as main consecrator with Mar Shimun-Artemus Bar Tooma, and Mar Basillius Bar Thoma as co-consecrators, consecrated to the Sacred Episcopate: Mar Cayetanus Bar Thoma (Bishop Ericson I. Santos) for the Eastern Catholic Church Metropolitan See of the Philippines and All Asia on December 8, 2009 at St. John Evangelist Chapel, So. Longos, Zapote, Bacoor, Cavite.
From: M. Rev. Francis Cajetan Spataro, DD
Primate of the AEC
80-46 234 St, Queens, NY 11427. USA
Note: 112 Patriarchs occupied the Patriarchal See of this most Ancient Church of the East including the two present Patriarchs namely: H.E. Patriarch Mar Addai II whose See is in Bhagdad (Seleucia-Cteseiphon) and Mar Dinkha IV whose See is in United States of America.” [From: www.stzaiacathedral.org.au, official Website of the Ancient Church of the East Metropolitan-Archdiocese of Australia]