Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Western Rite mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
11199 Angleberger Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
Apostolic Succession
Primates of the Apostolic See of Antioch 
 
 1  45-53 The Episcopacy of St. Peter, the Apostle, in Antioch.
 
2  53 The Episcopacy of Euodius in Antioch.
 
3  68 The Episcopacy of St. Ignatius (d. 107) in Antioch.
 
4  100 The Episcopacy of Heros in Antioch.
 
5  127 The Episcopacy of Cornelius in Antioch.
 
6  151 The Episcopacy of Heros II in Antioch.
 
7  169 The Episcopacy of Theophilus (d. 181/182) in Antioch.
 
8  188 The Episcopacy of Maximianus (d. 190/191) in Antioch.
 
9  191-212 The Episcopacy of Serapion in Antioch.
 
10  212-218 The Episcopacy of Aslipiades in Antioch.
 
11  218-231 The Episcopacy of Philetus in Antioch.
 
12  232 The Episcopacy of Zebinus (a.k.a. Zenobius) in Antioch.
 
13  240 The Episcopacy of St. Babylas in Antioch.
 
14  253 The Episcopacy of Fabius in Antioch.
 
15  256 The Episcopacy of Demetrian in Antioch.
 
16  263 The Episcopacy of Amphilochius in Antioch.
 
17  267 The Episcopacy of Paul of Samosata in Antioch.
 
18  270 The Episcopacy of Dmonus in Antioch.
 
19  273 The Episcopacy of Timaeus in Antioch.
 
20  277 The Episcopacy of Cyril in Antioch.
 
21  299 The Episcopacy of Tyrannion in Antioch.
 
22  308 The Episcopacy of Vitalius in Antioch.
 
23  314 The Episcopacy of Philogonius in Antioch.
 
24  324 The Episcopacy of Paulinus in Antioch.
 
25  325 The Episcopacy of Eustathius in Antioch.
 
26  332 The Episcopacy of Paulinus in Antioch.
 
27  332 The Episcopacy of Eulalius (5 months) in Antioch.
 
28  333 The Episcopacy of Euphronius in Antioch.
 
29  334 The Episcopacy of Placentius in Antioch.
 
30  341 The Episcopacy of Stephanus in Antioch.
 
31  345 The Episcopacy of Leontius in Antioch.
 
32  350 The Episcopacy of Eudoxius in Antioch.
 
33  354 The Episcopacy of Meletius in Antioch.
 
34  354 The Episcopacy of Eudoxius in Antioch.
 
35  357 The Episcopacy of Annias (a.k.a. Ammianus) in Antioch.
 
36  360 The Episcopacy of Eudozius in Antioch.
 
37  370 The Episcopacy of Dorotheus in Antioch.
 
38  371 The Episcopacy of Paulinus in Antioch.
 
39  376 The Episcopacy of Vitalius in Antioch.
 
40  384 The Episcopacy of Flavian in Antioch.
 
41  404 The Episcopacy of Porphyrius in Antioch.
 
42  408 The Episcopacy of Alexander in Antioch.
 
43  418 The Episcopacy of Theodotus in Antioch.
 
44  427 The Episcopacy of John in Antioch.
 
45  443 The Episcopacy of Domnus II in Antioch.
 
46  450 The Episcopacy of Maximus in Antioch.
 
See of Antioch elevated to dignity of a Patriarchate by the Council of Chalcedon in 451 
 
47  459 The Patriarchate of Basil in Antioch.
 
48  459 The Patriarchate of Acacius in Antioch.
 
49  461 The Patriarchate of Martyrius in Antioch.
 
50  465 The Patriarchate of Peter the Fuller in Antioch.
 
51  466 The Patriarchate of Julian in Antioch.
 
52  474 The Patriarchate of Peter the Fuller in Antioch.
 
53  475 The Patriarchate of John II in Antioch.
 
54  490 The Patriarchate of Stephen II in Antioch.
 
55  493 The Patriarchate of Stephen III in Antioch.
 
56  495 The Patriarchate of Callandion in Antioch.
 
57  495 The Patriarchate of John Codonatus in Antioch.
 
58  497 The Patriarchate of Palladius in Antioch.
 
59  505 The Patriarchate of Flavian II in Antioch.
 
60  513 The Patriarchate of Severus in Antioch.
 
61  518 The Patriarchate of Paul II in Antioch.
 
62  521 The Patriarchate of Euphrasius in Antioch.
 
63  526 The Patriarchate of Ephraim in Antioch.
 
64  546 The Patriarchate of Domnus III in Antioch.
 
65  561 The Patriarchate of Anastasius the Sinaite in Antioch.
 
66  571 The Patriarchate of Gregory in Antioch.
 
67  594 The Patriarchate of Anastasius the Sinaite in Antioch.
 
68  599 The Patriarchate of Anastasius II in Antioch.
 
69  610 The Patriarchate of Gregory II, in Antioch.
 
70  620 The Patriarchate of Anastasius III in Antioch.
 
71  628 The Patriarchate of Macedonius in Antioch.
 
72  640 The Patriarchate of George in Antioch.
 
73  656 The Patriarchate of Macarius in Antioch.
 
74  681 The Patriarchate of Theophanes in Antioch.
 
75  687 The Patriarchate of Sebastian in Antioch.
 
76  690 The Patriarchate of George II in Antioch.
 
77  695 The Patriarchate of Alexander in Antioch.
 
78  742 The Patriarchate of Stephen IV in Antioch.
 
79  748 The Patriarchate of Theophylact in Antioch.
 
80  767 The Patriarchate of Theodore in Antioch.
 
81  797 The Patriarchate of John IV in Antioch.
 
82  810 The Patriarchate of Job in Antioch.
 
83  826 The Patriarchate of Nicholas in Antioch.
 
84  834 The Patriarchate of Simeon in Antioch.
 
85  840 The Patriarchate of Elias in Antioch.
 
86  852 The Patriarchate of Theodosius in Antioch.
 
87  860 The Patriarchate of Nicholas II in Antioch.
 
88  879 The Patriarchate of Michael in Antioch.
 
89  890 The Patriarchate of Zacharias in Antioch.
 
90  902 The Patriarchate of George III in Antioch.
 
91  917 The Patriarchate of Job II in Antioch.
 
92  939 The Patriarchate of Eustratius in Antioch.
 
93  960 The Patriarchate of Christopher in Antioch.
 
94  966 The Patriarchate of Theodorus II in Antioch.
 
95  977 The Patriarchate of Agapius in Antioch.
 
96  995 The Patriarchate of John IV in Antioch.
 
97  1000 The Patriarchate of Nicholas III in Antioch.
 
98  1003 The Patriarchate of Elias II in Antioch.
 
99  1010 The Patriarchate of George Lascaris in Antioch.
 
100  1015 The Patriarchate of Macarius the Virtuous in Antioch.
 
101  1023 The Patriarchate of Eleutherius in Antioch.
 
102  1028 The Patriarchate of Peter III in Antioch.
 
103  1051 The Patriarchate of John VI in Antioch.
 
104  1062 The Patriarchate of Aemilian in Antioch.
 
105  1075 The Patriarchate of Theodosius II in Antioch.
 
106  1084 The Patriarchate of Nicephorus in Antioch.
 
107  1090 The Patriarchate of John VII in Antioch.
 
108  1155 The Patriarchate of John IX in Antioch.
 
109  1159 The Patriarchate of Euthymius in Antioch.
 
110  1164 The Patriarchate of Macarius in Antioch.
 
111  1166 The Patriarchate of Athanasius in Antioch.
 
112  1180 The Patriarchate of Theodosius III in Antioch.
 
113  1182 The Patriarchate of Elias III in Antioch.
 
114  1184 The Patriarchate of Christopher II in Antioch.
 
115  1185 The Patriarchate of Theodore IV (Balsamon) in exile in Constantinople.
 
116  1199 The Patriarchate of Joachim in exile in Constantinople.
 
117  1219 The Patriarchate of Dorotheus in exile in Constantinople.
 
118  1245 The Patriarchate of Simeon II in exile in Constantinople.
 
119  1268 The Patriarchate of Euthymius II in exile in Constantinople.
 
120  1269 The Patriarchate of Theodosius IV in Antioch.
 
121  1276 The Patriarchate of Theodosius V in Antioch.
 
122  1285 The Patriarchate of Arsenius in Antioch.
 
123  1293 The Patriarchate of Dionysius in Antioch.
 
124  1308 The Patriarchate of Mark in Antioch.
 
Patriarchal See transferred to Damascus in 1342
 
125  1342 The Patriarchate of Ignatius II in Damascus.
 
127  1386 The Patriarchate of Pachomius in Damascus.
 
128  1393 The Patriarchate of Nilus in Damascus.
 
129  1401 The Patriarchate of Michael III in Damascus.
 
130  1410 The Patriarchate of Pachomius II in Damascus.
 
131  1411 The Patriarchate of Joachim II in Damascus.
 
132  1426 The Patriarchate of Mark III in Damascus.
 
133  1436 The Patriarchate of Dorotheus II in Damascus.
 
134  1454 The Patriarchate of Michael IV in Damascus.
 
135  1476 The Patriarchate of Mark IV in Damascus.
 
136  1476 The Patriarchate of Joachim III in Damascus.
 
137  1483 The Patriarchate of Gregory III in Damascus.
 
139  1497-1523 The Patriarchate of Dorotheus III in Damascus.
 
140  1523-1541 The Patriarchate of Michael V in Damascus.
 
141  1541-1543 The Patriarchate of Dorotheus IV in Damascus.
 
142  1543-1576 The Patriarchate of Joachim IV (Ibn Juma) in Damascus.
 
143  1577-1581 The Patriarchate of Michael VI (Sabbagh) in Damascus.
 
144  1581-1592 The Patriarchate of Joachim V in Damascus.
 
145  1593-1604 The Patriarchate of Joachim VI in Damascus.
 
146  1604-1611 The Patriarchate of Dorotheus V in Damascus.
 
147  1611-1619 The Patriarchate of Athanasius III (Dabbas) in Damascus.
 
148  1619-1631 The Patriarchate of Ignatius III (Attiyah) in Damascus.
 
149  1635-1636 The Patriarchate of Euthymius III in Damascus.
 
150  1636-1648 The Patriarchate of Euthymius IV in Damascus.
 
151  1648-1672 The Patriarchate of Michael III (Zaim) in Damascus.
 
152  1674-1684 The Patriarchate of Neophytos I in Damascus.
 
153  1686-1694 The Patriarchate of Athanasius IV (Dabbas) in Damascus.
 
154  1694-1720 The Patriarchate of Cyril III (Zaim) in Damascus.
 
155  1720-1724 The Patriarchate of Athanasius IV (Dabbas) in Damascus.
 
Separation of the group pledging loyalty to the Pope of Rome.  Today, this group carries the name "Melkite".  However, the term "Melkite" historically applied to the Orthodox Christians of Antioch who remain faithful to the Orthodox Church to the present day. 
 
The Greek Patriarchs 
 
156  1724-1766 The Patriarchate of Sylvester I in Damascus.
 
157  1766-1767 The Patriarchate of Philemon I in Damascus.
 
158  1767-1791 The Patriarchate of Daniel I in Damascus.
 
159  1792-1813 The Patriarchate of Euthymius I in Damascus.
 
160  1813-1823 The Patriarchate of Seraphim I in Damascus.
 
161  1843-1859 The Patriarchate of Methodius I in Damascus.
 
162  1850-1885 The Patriarchate of Hierotheos I in Damascus.
 
163  1885-1891 The Patriarchate of Gerasimos I in Damascus.
 
164  1892-1898 The Patriarchate of Spyridon I in Damascus.
 
Restoration of the Arab Patriarchs 
 
165  1899-1906 The Patriarchate of Meletius II (Doumani) in Damascus.
 
166  1906-1928 The Patriarchate of Gregory IV(Haddad) in Damascus.
 
167  1928-1958 The Patriarchate of Alexander III (Tahan) in Damascus.
 
168  1958-1970 The Patriarchate of Theodosius VI (Abourjaily) in Damascus.
 
169  1970-1979 The Patriarchate of Elias IV (Muawad) in Damascus.
 
170  1979- 2012 The Patriarchate of Ignatius IV (Hazim, 1921- 2012 ) in Damascus.
 
171  2012 -        The Patriarchate of John X (Yazigi, 1955 -     ) in Damascus.




 
 
 
       
 
       
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Feast Days
St. Gregory, Bishop of Tours
18 Nov 2017 at 12:00am

St. Gregory the Wonderworker
17 Nov 2017 at 12:00am

St. Britius of Tours
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