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Zakka Iwas (Arabic: زكى عيواص) is the current Syriac Patriarch of Antioch and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The patriarchate is based in Damascus. As is traditional for the head of the church, he has adopted the name Ignatius. Being the first patriarch to be named Zakka, his name is often written as Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. His full titulary is: The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... The Patriarch of Antioch is the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. ... The Syriac Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Oriental Orthodox church based in the Middle East with members spread throughout the world. ... Damascus by night, pictured from Jabal Qasioun; the green spots are minarets Damascus (Arabic: ‎ translit: Also commonly: الشام ash-Shām) is the capital and largest city of Syria. ...

Syriac: ܩܕܝܫܘܬܗ ܡܪܢ ܡܪܝ ܐܝܓܢܐܛܝܘܣ ܙܟܝ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܥܝܘܐܨ܃ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ
transliteration: Qaḏišuṯeh Moran Mor(y) Ignaṭyus Zakay Qaḏmoyo ʿIwaṣ, Paṭryarkho d-Anṭyuḵya
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church

Sanharib (after the Assyrian king, Sennacherib) Iwas was born on 21 April 1932 in Mosul, Iraq. He attended St Thomas Syriac Orthodox School in the city, and, at the age of fourteen, began his theological studies in the city's Mor Ephrem seminary. At the seminary, his birth name, Sanharib, was replaced by the name Zakka. Whilst there, in 1947, he took monastic vows and was ordained deacon. Zakka Iwas left Mosul in 1954 to become secretary to the patriarchs Afrem Barsoum and then Ya`qub III. On 17 November 1957, the latter ordained him priest, and, two years later, gave him the pectoral cross as rabban. Syriac ( Suryāyā) is an Eastern Aramaic language that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent. ... Transliteration is a mapping from one system of writing into another. ... Relief from Assyrian capital of Dur Sharrukin, showing transport of Lebanese cedar (8th c. ... It has been proposed that Sennacherib be renamed and moved to Sin-ahhe-eriba. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... , Tigris River and bridge in Mosul Mosul (Arabic: , Kurdish: Mûsil, Syriac: NînÄ›wâ, Turkish: Musul) is a city in northern Iraq and the capital of Ninawa Governorate. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... A Roman Catholic monk A monk is a person who practices monasticism, adopting a strict religious and ascetic lifestyle, usually in community with others following the same path. ... This article is about the sacrament. ... Deacon is a role in the Christian Church which is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roman Catholic priests in traditional clerical clothing. ... A Pectoral cross (sometimes simply Pectoral, from the Latin pectoralis, of the chest) is a cross, usually large, worn around the neck on a cord or a chain. ... Archimandrite (Greek: ἀρχιμανδρίτης - archimandrites) is a title in the Greek Orthodox Church for a superior abbot who has the supervision of several abbots and monasteries appointed by a bishop. ...


In 1960, Zakka Iwas pursued further study in New York. There he completed a master's degree in English at City University, and a further master's in pastoral theology at the General Theological Seminary. In 1962 and 1963, he was delegated by the patriarch as observer at Second Vatican Council. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Largest city Albany New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi  (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Ê:For other degrees, see Academic degree M.S. redirects here. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym usually pronounced kyoo-nee or coo-nee), located in New York City, is the largest urban university in the United States, with more than 198,000 enrolled in degree programs, about 20,000 enrolled in non-degree programs and more than 200... The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church is located in Chelsea, Manhattan in New York. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, (Vatican two) was an Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965. ...


On 17 November 1963, Zakka Iwas was ordained, by Patriarch Ya`qub, as Metropolitan of Mosul. As is the tradition in the church, he took an episcopal name, Mor Severius. The next year, during renovation work on the sancturary wall of the metropolitan church in Mosul, what were reputed to be the remains of the Apostle Thomas were found. In 1969, Mor Severius Zakka was transferred to be Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... In hierarchical Christian churches, the rank of metropolitan, pertains to the bishop of a metropolis; that is, the chief city of an old Roman province, ecclesiastical province, or regional capital. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Jude Thomas. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... Location of Baghdad within Iraq Baghdad (Arabic: ‎ translit: , Kurdish: Bexda, from Persian Baagh-daad or Bag-Da-Du meaning “Garden of God” [1]) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Location of Basra Basra (also spelled Başrah or Basara; historically sometimes written Busra, Busrah, and the early form Bassorah; Arabic: , Al-Basrah) is the second largest city of Iraq with an estimated population of c. ...


Following the death of Patriarch Ya`qub III in 1980, Zakka Iwas was elected by the synod of the church to be the 122nd Syriac Patriarch of Antioch. He was enthroned as patriarch on 14 September, the feast of the Cross, by Basileus Paulose II, Catholicos of the East, in the patriarchal cathedral in Damascus. As Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I, he has been involved in ecumenical dialogue, and is a president of the World Council of Churches. He has also established a new monastic seminary, Dayro d-Mor Afrem, at Saidnaya, near Damascus. On 14 September 2005, celebrations were held for his silver jubilee. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... A synod (also known as a council) is a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... In the Christian liturgical calendar, there are several different feasts known as Feasts of the Cross, all of which commemorate the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus. ... His Beatitude Catholicose Basileus Paulose II was born on June 12, 1914 to the Vicar of Cherai St. ... This article describes different viewpoints about the history and tradition associated with the ecclesiastical position called Catholicos of the East, a title used by Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches to denote the head of a Church or a dignitary of the highest order. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... Damascus by night, pictured from Jabal Qasioun; the green spots are minarets Damascus (Arabic: ‎ translit: Also commonly: الشام ash-Shām) is the capital and largest city of Syria. ... The word ecumenism (also oecumenism, œcumenism) (IPA: ) is derived from the Greek oikoumene, which means the inhabited world. In its broadest meaning ecumenism is the religious initiative towards world-wide unity. ... The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the principal international Christian ecumenical organization. ... Saidnaya is located in the mountains 20 miles north the city of Damascus in Syria. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

The Patriarch of Antioch is the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. ... The Syriac Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Oriental Orthodox church based in the Middle East with members spread throughout the world. ... The Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, or sometimes called Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, an Orthodox church in Malankara (Kerala) is a branch and an integral part of the Syriac Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Antioch, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas as its supreme head. ... Syriac Christianity is a culturally and linguistically distinctive community within Eastern Christianity. ... The Saint Thomas Christians are a group of Christians from the Malabar coast (now Kerala) in South India, who follow Syriac Christianity. ...

External links

  • Biography from Margonitho: Syriac Orthodox Resources
  • Biography from Malankara Syriac Christian Resources
  • Biography from Syriac Orthodox in Australia
Preceded by:
Ignatius Jacob III
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
1980–present
Incumbent

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Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Information (435 words)
Zakka Iwas (Arabic: زكى عيواص‎) is the current Syriac Patriarch of Antioch and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church.
On 17 November 1963, Zakka Iwas was ordained, by Patriarch Ya`qub, as Metropolitan of Mosul.
Following the death of Patriarch Ya`qub III in 1980, Zakka Iwas was elected by the synod of the church to be the 122nd Syriac Patriarch of Antioch.
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