Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Apostolic Successions Resource

True and valid apostolic successions have always been part of orthodoxy (small "o") in Christendom, right from "Day One."  I've begun a project to list the apostolic successions of as many of the Apostles I can find and have created a "page" on the CathApol Blog as a resource to those lists.  These lists, even without comment, are a huge testimony of True Faith - and demonstrate a firm foundation which Protestantism desperately lacks.

It is my hope that you are blessed in seeing these lists and that you will share them with others (use the "share" feature!).  If you have resources of other apostolic successions that I could add to this resource, please let me know.

In JMJ,
Scott<<<



See the Apostolic Successions page here:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Succession of St Mark the Evangelist

Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria

Mark the Evangelist (43–68)
Anianus (68–82)
Avilius (83–95)
Kedron (96–106)
Primus (106–118)
Justus (118–129)
Eumenes (131–141)
Markianos (142–152)
Celadion (152–166)
Agrippinus (167–178)
Julian (178–189)
Demetrius I (189–232)
Heraclas (232–248)
Dionysius (248–264)
Maximus (265–282)
Theonas (282–300)
Peter I (300–311)
Achillas (312–313)
Alexander I (313–326) First ecumenical Council occurred

vacant (326–328)

Athanasius I (328–339) Served as a Deacon for the First Council; became Pope of Alexandria

Gregory of Cappadocia (339–346), Arian Patriarch; not accepted by the adherents of the Nicene creed (and thus not counted by Coptic Orthodox, Byzantine Orthodox or Catholic lineages).
Athanasius I (346–373)

Peter II (373–380)

Lucius of Alexandria (373–377), an Arian installed by the Emperor and not recognized by the adherents of the Nicene Creed

Timothy I (380–385) Second Ecumenical Council occurred
Theophilus I (385–412)
Cyril I (412–444) Third Ecumenical Council occurred
Dioscorus I (444–454) Fourth Ecumenical Council occurred/Schism between Oriental Orthodoxy and Eastern Orthodoxy

vacant (454–457)

Timothy II Aelurus (457–477)
Peter III Mongus (477–490)
Athanasius II (490–496)
John I (496–505)
John II (505–516)
Dioscorus II (516–517)
Timothy III (517–535)
Theodosius I (535–567) Last to serve as Patriarch of the Copts and the Greeks
Peter IV (567–569)
Damian (569–605)
Anastasius (605–616)
Andronicus (616–622)
Benjamin I (622–661) Islam entered Egypt
Agatho (661–677)
John III (677–688)
Isaac (688–689)
Simeon I (689–701)
Alexander II (702–729)
Cosmas I (729–730)
Theodosius II (730–742)
Michael I (743–767)
Mina I (767–775)
John IV (776–799)
Mark II (799–819)
Jacob (819–830)
Simeon II (830)
Joseph I (831–849)
Michael II (849–851)
Cosmas II (851–858)
Shenouda I (859–880)
Michael III (880–907)

vacant (907–910)

Gabriel I (910–921)
Cosmas III (921–933)
Macarius I (933–953)
Theophilus II (953–956)
Mina II (956–974)
Abraham (975–978)
Philotheos (979–1003)
Zacharias (1004–1032)
Shenouda II (1032–1046)
Christodolos (1047–1077)
Cyril II (1078–1092)
Michael IV (1092–1102)
Macarius II (1102–1131)
Gabriel II (1131–1145)
Michael V (1145–1146)
John V (1147–1166)
Mark III (1166–1189)
John VI (1189–1216)

vacant (1216–1235)

Cyril III (1235–1243)

vacant (1243–1250)

Athanasius III (1250–1261)
John VII (1262–1268)
Gabriel III (1268–1270)

John VII (restored) (1270–1293)

Theodosius III (1293–1300)
John VIII (1300–1320)
John IX (1320–1327)
Benjamin II (1327–1339)
Peter V (1340–1348)
Mark IV (1348–1363)
John X (1363–1369)
Gabriel IV (1370–1378)
Matthew I (1378–1408)
Gabriel V (1408–1427)
John XI (1427–1452)
Matthew II (1453–1466)
Gabriel VI (1466–1475)
Michael VI (1475–1477)
John XII (1480–1483)
John XIII (1483–1524)

vacant (1524–1526)

Gabriel VII (1526–1569)

vacant (1569–1573)

John XIV (1573–1589)
Gabriel VIII (1587–1603)

vacant (1603–1610)

Mark V (1610–1621)
John XV (1621–1631)
Matthew III (1631–1645)
Mark VI (1645–1660)
Matthew IV (1660–1676)
John XVI (1676–1718)
Peter VI (1718–1726)
John XVII (1727–1745)
Mark VII (1745–1769)
John XVIII (1769–1796)
Mark VIII (1797–1810)
Peter VII (1810–1852)

vacant (1852–1854)

Cyril IV (1854–1861)
Demetrius II (1862–1870)

vacant (1870–1874)

Cyril V (1874–1927)
John XIX (1928–1942)

vacant (1942–1944)

Macarius III (1944–1945)

vacant (1945–1946)

Joseph II (1946–1956)

vacant (1956–1959)

Cyril VI (1959–1971)
Shenouda III (1971-Present)

Melkite Apostolic Succession of Antioch

Primates of the Apostolic See of Antioch
(Melkite Succession)

1. 45-53 The Episcopacy of St. Peter, the Apostle, in Antioch.

2. 53 The Episcopacy of Eudoius 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 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.

The Greek Patriarchs

156.  1724–1760 The Patriarchate of Cyril VI Tanas

157.  1760-1761 The Patriarchate of Maximos II Hakim

158.  1761-1788 The Patriarchate of Theodosius V Dahan

159.  1788-1794 The Patriarchate of Athanasius IV Jawhar

160.  1794-1796 The Patriarchate of Cyril VII Siaj

161.  1796-1812 The Patriarchate of Agapius II Matar

162.  1812 The Patriarchate of Ignatius IV Sarrouf
163.  1813 The Patriarchate of Athanasius V Matar

164.  1813-1815 The Patriarchate of Macarius IV Tawil

165.  1816-1833 The Patriarchate of Ignatius V Qattan

166.  1833-1855 The Patriarchate of Maximos III Mazloum

167.  1856-1864 The Patriarchate of Clement Bahouth

168.  1864-1897 The Patriarchate of Gregory II Youssef-Sayur

169.  1898-1902 The Patriarchate of Peter IV Jaraijiry

170.  1902-1916 The Patriarchate of Cyril VIII Geha

vacant (1916–1919)

171.  1919-1925 The Patriarchate of Demetrius I Qadi

172.  1925-1947 The Patriarchate of Cyril IX Moghabghab

173.  1947-1967 The Patriarchate of Maximos IV Sayegh

174.  1967-2000 The Patriarchate of Maximos V Hakim

175.  2000-Present The Patriarchate of Gregory III Laham

Orthodox Succession of Bishops of Antioch

Primates of the Apostolic See of Antioch
(Orthodox Succession)

1 45-53 The Episcopacy of St. Peter, the Apostle, in Antioch.

2 53 The Episcopacy of Eudoius 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 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".

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- The Patriarchate of Ignatius IV (Hazim, 1921- ) in Damascus.

Apostolic Succession of the Bishops of Jerusalem

Bishops of Jerusalem

1. James the Just +62
2. Symeon +106-107
3. Justus 1st or Judas to 111
4. Zacheos 111-134
5. Tobias ""
6. Benjamin 1st ""
7. John 1st ""
8. Matthias 1st ""
9. Philip ""
10. Seneca ""
11. Justus 2nd ""
12. Levi ""
13. Ephraim ""
14. Joseph 1st ""
15. Judas ""
16. Mark 134-185
17. Kassian ""
18. Publius ""
19. Maximos 1st ""
20. Julian ""
21 Guius 1st ""
22 Guius 2nd ""
23 Symmachos ""
24 Julian or Walis ""
25 Kapion ""
26 Maximos 2nd ""
27 Anthony ""
28 Walis ""
29 Dolihianos ""
30 Narcissos 1st 185-211
31 Dios 213
32 Germanion ""
33 Gordios ""
34 Alexander 213-251
35 Mazavanis 251-260
36 Hymeneos 260-298
37 Zambdas 298-300
38 Hermon 300-314
39 Makarios 1st 314-333
40 Maximos 333-348
41 Kyrill 1st 350-386
42 John 2nd 386-417
43 Praylios 417-422

Patriarchs of Jerusalem

44 Juvenalios 422-458
45 Anastasios 1st 458-478
46 Martyrios 478-486
47 Sallustios 486-493
48 Elijah 1st 494-516
49 John 3rd 516-523
50 Peter 534-552
51 Makarios 2nd 552, 564-575
52 Eustohios 552-564
53 John 4th 575-594
54 Amos 594-601
55 Isaacios 601-608
56 Zacharias 609-632
57 Modestos 632-634
58 Sophronios 1st 634-638
59 Anastasios 2nd ......-706
60 John 5th 706-735
61 Theodoros 745-770
62 Elijah 5th 770-797
63 George 797-807
64 Thomas 1st 807-820
65 Basilios 820-838
66 John 6th 838-842
67 Sergios 1st 842-844
68 Solomon 855-860
69 Theodosios 862-878
70 Elijah 3rd 878-907
71 Sergios 2nd 908-911
72 Leontios 1st 912-929
73 Athanasios 1st 929-937
74 Christdoulos 2nd .....-937
75 Agathon 950-964
76 John 7th 964-966
77 Christodoulos 2nd 966-969
78 Thomas 2nd 969-978
79 Joseph 2nd 980-983
80 Orestis 983-1005
81 Thephilos 1st 1012-1020
82 Nicephoros 1st 1020- .......
83 Joannicios 1020-1084
84 Sophronios 2nd 1040-1059
85 Euthymios 1st ? -1084
86 Symeon 2nd 1084-1106
87 Savvas 1106- ?
88 John 8th 1106-1156
89 Nicolaos ? -1156
90 John 9th 1156-1166
91 Nicephoros 2nd 1166-1170
92 Leontios 2nd 1170-1190
93 Dositheos 1st 1191
94 Mark 2nd 1191-........
95 Euthimios 2nd (before the year shown) 1223
96 Athanasios 2nd 1224-1236
97 Sophronios 3rd 1236- ?
98 Gregorios 1st ? -1298
99 Thaddeos 1298
100 Athanasios 3rd (before the period shown) 1313-1334
101 Gregorios 2nd (after the period shown) 1332
102 Lazaros 1334-1368
103 Arsenios 1344
104 Dorotheos 1st 1376-1417
105 Theophilos 2nd 1417-1424
106 Theophanis 1st 1424-1431
107 Joachim 1431-1450
108 Theophnis 2nd 1450-1452
109 Athanasios 4th 1452-1460
110 James 2nd (around) 1460
111 Abraham 1468
112 Gregorios 3rd 1468-1493
113 Markos 3rd 1503
114 Dorotheos 2nd (after the period shown) 1506-1537
115 Herman 1537-1579
116 Sophronios 4th 1579-1608
117 Thephanos 3rd 1608-1644
118 Paisios 1645-1660
119 Nectarios 1660-1669
120 Dositheos 2nd 1669-1707
121 Chrysanthos 1707-1731
122 Meletios 1731-1737
123 Parthenios 1737-1766
124 Ephraim 2nd 1766-1771
125 Sophronios 5th 1771-1775
126 Abramios 1775-1787
127 Procopios 1st 1787-1788
128 Anthimos 1788-1808
129 Polycarpos 1808-1827
130 Athanasios 5th 1827-1845
131 Kyrillos 2nd 1845-1872
132 Procopios 2nd 1873-1875
133 Hierotheos 1875-1882
134 Nicodemos 1st 1883-1890
135 Gerasimos 1st 1891-1896
136 Damianos 1st 1897-1931
137 Timotheos 1st 1935-1955
138 Benedictos 1st 1957-1980
139 Diodoros 1st 1981-2000
140 Ireneus 1st 2001-2005
141 Theophilos 3rd 2005-.......

Sunday, November 27, 2011

First Sunday in Advent

The First Sunday in Advent
Happy New Year Christians!

This marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year for the Christian Church.  I like to take a moment to remind people too - IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS YET!  The Christmas Season for Christians starts on Christmas Day and then lasts twelve days - until January 6th, Epiphany, though some celebrate all the way to Candlemas, which is February 2nd.

I thought today's Epistle reading from the Extraordinary Rite would be something good to meditate upon, so I present it for your reading too:

EPISTLE, Rom 13. 11-14

A reading from the Epistle of the blessed apostle Paul to the Romans. Brethren, knowing the time, that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. The night is past, and the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy; but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

Back to my first thought...  when someone wishes you a "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas," consider responding, "And a blessed Advent to you!"

In JMJ,
Scott<<<





Friday, November 18, 2011

Costello Buys A Computer


You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this.

For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, please read on...



If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this:
COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I 'm thinking about buying a computer.
ABBOTT: Mac?
COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
ABBOTT: Mac?
COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
ABBOTT: Yes.
COSTELL O: For my office?
ABBOTT: Yes.
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
ABBOTT: Word.
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office.
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.
COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'W' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? Do you have anything I can track my money with?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. At no extra charge.
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOTT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!


(A few days later)


ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on 'START'…….
























Friday, November 11, 2011

Apostolic Succession of St Andrew

Apostolic Succession of St. Andrew the Apostle


Andrew the Apostle 33-38
Stachys the Apostle 38-54
Onesimus 54-68
Polycarp I 71-89
Plutarch 89-105
Sedekion 105-114
Diogenes 114-129
Eleutherius 129-136
Felix 136-141
Polycarp II 141-144
Athenodorus (Athenogenes) 144-148
Efzois 148-154
Laurence 154-166
Alympius (Olympius) 166-169
Pertinax 169-187
Olympian 187-198
Mark I 198-211
Philadelphus 211-217
Cyriacus I 214-230
Castinus 230-237
Eugenius I 240-265
Titus 242-272
Dometius --
Rufinus I 284-293
Probus 303-315
Metrophanes I 306-314
Alexander 314-337
Paul I 337-339, 341-342, 346-351
Eusebius of Nicomedia 339-342
Macedonius I 342-346, 351-360
Eudoxius (of Antioch) 360-370
Evagrius 370
Demophilus 370-380
Gregory I of Nazianzen 379-381
Maximus the Cynic 380
Nectarius 381-397
John I Chrysostom 398-404
Arsacius 404-405
Atticus 406-425
Sisinius 426-427
Nestorius 428-431
Maximian 431-434
Proclus 434-446
Flavian 446-449
Anatolius 449-458
Gennadios I 458-471
Acacius 472-489
Fravitas 489
Euphemius 489-495
Macedonius II 495-511
Timothy I 511-518
John II 518-520
Epiphanius 520-535
Anthimos I 535-536
Menas 536-552
Eutychius 552-565, 577-582
John III the Scholastic 565-577
John IV the Fasting 585-595
Cyriacus (Cyril) 595-606
Thomas I 607-610
Sergius I 610-638
Pyrrhos 638-641, 654
Paul II 641-653
Peter 654-666
Thomas II 667-669
John V 669-675
Costantine I 675-677
Theodore I 677-679, 686,687
George I 679-686
Paul III 687-693
Callinicus I 693-705
Cyrus 706-711
John VI 712-714
Germanos I 715-730
Anastasius 730-754
Constantine II 754-766
Nikitas I 766-780
Paul IV 780-784
Tarasios 784-806
Nikiohoros I 806- 815
Theodotos I Kassiteras 815-821
Antonius I Kassimatis 821-836
John VII Grammatikos 836-842
Methodius I 842-846
Ignatius I 846-858, 867-877
Photios I 858-867, 877-886
Stephanos I 886-893
Antonios II Kauleas 893-901
Nicholas I Mysticos 901-907, 912-925
Euthymios I 907-912
Stephanos II 925-928
Tryphon 928-931
Theophylaktos 931-956
Polyeuktos 956-970
Basil I Skamandrinos 970-974
Antonios III the Studite 974-980
Nicholas II Chrysovergis 984-995
Sisinius II 996-999
Sergius II 999-1019
Efstathius 1020-1025
Alexius Stoudite 1025-1043
Michael I Kiroularios 1043-1059
Constantine III Leichoudis 1059-1063
John VIII Xifilinos 1063-1075
Kosmas I of Jerusalem 1075-1081
Efstratius Garidas 1081-1084
Nicholas III the Kyrdiniates 1084-1111
John IX Ieromnemon 1111-1134
Leo Styppis 1134-1143
Michael II the Kourkouas 1143-1146
Kosmas II the Attic 1146-1147
Nicholas IV Mouzalon 1147-1151
Theodotos I 1151-1153
Neophytos I 1153
Constantine IV Chliarinos 1154-1156
Luke Chrysovergis 1156-1169
Michael III 1170-1177
Chariton Eugeniotis 1177-1178
Theodosius II Vorradiotis 1178-1183
Basil II Camateros 1183-1186
Nikitas II Mountanis 1187-1189
Leontius Theotokitis 1189-1190
Theodosius III or Disitheus 1190-1191
George II Xifilinos 1191-1198
John X Camateros 1198-1206
Michael IV Autoreianos 1207-1213
Theodore II the Peaceful 1213-1215
Maximos II 1215
Manuel I Charitopoulos 1215-1222
Germanos II 1222-1240
Methodius II 1240
Manuel II 1240-1255
Arsenios Autoreianos 1255-1260, 1261-1267
Νικηφόρος II 1260-1261
Germanos III 1267
Joseph I 1267-1275, 1282-1283
John XI Vekkos 1275-1282
Gregory II 1283-1289
Athanasius I 1289-1293, 1304-1310
John XII 1294-1304
Nifon I 1311-1315
John XIII Sweet 1316-1320
Gerasimos I 1320-1321
Isaias 1323-1334
John XIV Kaletas 1334-1347
Isidore I 1347-1349
Kallistos I 1350-1354, 1355-1363
Philotheos Kokkinos 1354-1355, 1364-1376
Makarios 1376-1379, 1390-1391
Neilos 1380-1388
Antonius IV 1389-1390, 1391-1397
Kallistos II Xanthopoulos 1397
Matthew I 1397-1410
Euthymios II 1410-1416
Joseph II 1416-1439
Metrophanes II 1440-1443
Gregory III Mammas 1443-1450
Athanasius II 1450-1453
Gennadios II the Scholar (1st time) 1454-1456
Isidore II 1456-1462
Gennadios II (2nd time) 1462
Sophronios I 1463-1464
Gennadios II (3rd time) 1464
Joasaph I 1465-1466
Mark II 1466
Symeon I (1st time) 1466
Dionysios I 1467-1471
Symeon I (2nd time) 1471-1475
Raphael I 1475-1476
Maximos III 1476-1481
Symeon I (3rd time) 1482-1486
Nifon II (1st time) 1486-1488
Dionysios I (2nd time) 1488-1490
Maximos IV 1491-1497
Nifon II (2nd time) 1497-1498
Joachim I (1st time) 1498-1502
Nifon II (3rd time) 1502
Pachomios I (1st time) 1503-1504
Joachim I (2nd time) 1504
Pachomios I (2nd time) 1504-1513
Theoliptos I 1513-1522
Jeremias I 1522-1545
Joannicios I 1526
Dionysios II 1546-1556
Joasaph II 1556-1565
Metrophanes III (1st time) 1565-1572
Jeremias II (1st time) 1572-1579
Metrophanes III (2nd time) 1579-1580
Jeremias II (2nd time) 1580-1584
Pachomius II 1584-1585
Theoliptos II 1585-1586
Jeremias II (3rd time) 1587-1595
Matthew II (1st time) 1596
Gabriel I 1596
Theopanes I 1597
Meletius I Pigas (overseer) 1597-1598
Matthew II (2nd time) 1598-1602
Neophytos II (1st time) 1602-1603
Matthew II (3rd time) 1603
Raphael II 1603-1607
Neophytos II (2nd time) 1607-1612
Cyril I Lucaris (overseer) 1612
Timothy II 1613-1620
Cyril I (2nd time) 1620-1623
Gregorios IV 1623
Anthimos II 1623
Cyril I (3rd time) 1623-1633
Cyril II (1st time) 1633
Cyril I (4th time) 1633-1634
Athanasius III (1st time) 1634
Cyril I (5th time) 1634-1635
Cyril II (2nd time) 1635-1366
Neophytos III 1636-1637
Cyril I (6th time) 1637-1638
Cyril II (3rd time) 1638-1639
Parthenius I 1639-1644
Parthenius II (1st time) 1644-1646
Joannicius II (1st time) 1646-1648
Parthenius II (2nd time) 1648-1651
Joannicius II (2nd time) 1651-1652
Cyril III (1st time) 1652
Athanasius III (2nd time) 1652
Paisios I (1st time) 1652-1653
Joannicius II (3rd time) 1653-1654
Cyril III (2nd time) 1654
Paisios I (2nd time) 1654-1655
Joannicius II (4th time) 1655-1656
Parthenius III 1656-1657
Gabriel II 1657 Parthenius IV (1st time) 1657-1662
Dionysios III 1662-1665
Parthenius IV (2nd time) 1665-1667
Clement 1667
Methodius III 1668-1671
Parthenios IV (3rd time) 1671-1673
Dionysios IV (1st time) 1671-1673
Gerasimos II 1673-1674
Parthenius IV (4th time) 1675-1676
Dionysios IV (2nd time) 1676-1679
Athanasius IV 1679
James (1st time) 1679-1682
Dionysios IV (3rd time) 1682-1684
Parthenius IV (5th time) 1684-1685
James (2nd time) 1685-1686
Dionysios IV (4th time) 1686-1687
James (3rd time) 1687-1688
Callinicus II (1st time) 1688
Neophytos IV 1688-1689
Callinicus II (2nd time) 1689-1693
Dionysios IV (5th time) 1693-1694
Callinicus II (3rd time) 1694-1702
Gabriel III 1702-1707
Neophytos V 1707
Cyprian I (1st time) 1707-1709
Athanasius V 1709-1711
Cyril IV 1711-1713
Cyprian I (2nd time) 1713-1714
Kosmas III 1714-1716
Jeremias III (1st time) 1716-1726
Paisios II (1st time) 1726-1732
Jeremias III (2nd time) 1732-1733
Seraphim I 1733-1734
Neophytos VI (1st time) 1734-1740
Paisios II (2nd time) 1740-1743
Neophytos VI (2nd time) 1743-1744
Paisios II (3rd time) 1744-1748
Cyril V (1st time) 1748-1751
Paisios II (4th time) 1751-1752
Cyril V (2nd time) 1752-1757
Callinicus III 1757
Seraphim II 1757-1761
Joannicios III 1761-1763
Samuel I (1st time) 1763-1768
Meletius II 1768-1769
Theodosios II 1769-1773
Samuel I (2nd time) 1773-1774
Sophronios II 1774-1780
Gabriel IV 1780-1785
Prokopios 1785-1789
Neophytos VII (1st time) 1789-1794
Gerasimos III 1794-1797
Gregory V (1st time) 1797-1798
Neophytos VII (2nd time) 1798-1801
Callinicus IV (1st time) 1801-1806
Gregory V (2nd time) [10 Apr.] 1806-1808
Callinicus IV (2nd time) 1808-1809
Jeremias IV 1809-1813
Cyril VI 1813-1818
Gregory V (3rd time) [10 Apr.] 1818-1821
Eugenius II 1821-1822
Anthimos III 1822-1824
Chrysanthos 1824-1826
Agathangelos 1826-1830
Constantios I 1830-1834
Constantios II 1834-1835
Gregory VI (1st time) 1835-1840
Anthimos IV (1st time) 1840-1841
Anthimos V 1841-1842
Germanos IV (1st time) 1842-1845
Meletius III 1845
Anthimos VI (1st time) 1845-1848
Anthimos IV (2nd time) 1848-1852
Germanos IV (2nd time) 1852-1853
Anthimos VI (2nd time) 1853-1855
Cyril VII 1855-1860
Joachim II (1st time) 1860-1863
Sophronios III 1863-1866
Gregory VI (2nd time) 1867-1871
Anthimos VI (3rd time) 1871-1873
Joachim II (2nd time) 1873-1878
Joachim III (1st time) 1878-1884
Joachim IV 1884-1886
Dionysios V 1887-1891
Neophytos VIII 1891-1894
Anthimos VII 1895-1897
Constantine V 1897-1901
Joachim III (2nd time) 1901-1912
Germanos V 1913-1918
Meletius IV 1921-1923
Gregory VII 1923-1924
Constantine VI 1924-1925
Basil III 1925-1929
Photios II 1929-1935
Benjamin 1936-1946
Maximos V 1946-1948
Athenagoras 1948-1972
Dimitrios 1972-1991
Bartholomew Oct. 22, 1991-Present

(Disclaimer - I claim no expertise in assembling this list - if there are errors, let me know. Original source: http://www.patriarchate.org/patriarchate/patriarchs )

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hallelujah in Alaska


This is a wonderful video from a small Alaska village.  I had to post it!  If you like the flash mob videos, you'll love this.  It is sweet!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

All Souls Day


Today, All Souls Day, I have taken time to remember some of the souls in my life who are no longer with us... most notably, my daughter, who passed away earlier this year. I miss her greatly, but I know it was in God's Will and His bigger plan that she went to see Him much sooner than the rest of our family. Her trials are over, and I pray that she now prays for me and the rest of us here to give us the strength and courage to persevere in the Faith, that one day we will indeed see her again and rejoice in the Lord together in eternity.