Memory Eternal His Beatitude Ignatius IV
Memory Eternal His Beatitude Ignatius IV

It is with great sadness that we report that His Beatitude Ignatius IV (1920-2012), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, fell asleep in the Lord December 5th, 2012, at St. George Orthodox Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon after having suffered a stroke earlier in the week.  

Read a biography of His Beatitude's remarkable life of service and leadership.

Access Arabic language resources at the website of the Patriarchate of Antioch.
Listen to Ancient Faith Radio interview Fr. Thomas Zain on the passing of His Beatitude.
Read a tribute to His Beatitude from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.
Read about His Beatitude's October 2012 visit to the United States.

We ask the Lord to grant rest to the soul of His servant Patriarch Ignatius IV – May His Memory be Eternal!

Update: Below are listed scheduled events in Lebanon and Syria.

Funeral Arrangements for Patriarch Ignatius IV

In Lebanon:

Viewing, St. Nicholas Church, Beirut,
12/6 (12pm to 7pm), 12/7 (11am to 6pm), 12/8 (11 am to 6pm)

Archbishops Receive Condolences, Balamand, 12/7 (12pm to 7pm)

Funeral Service, St. Nicholas Church, Beirut, 12/9 (12pm)

In Syria:

Viewing, Mariameh Cathedral, Damascus, 12/9 (arrival to 7pm)

Funeral Service, Mariameh Cathedral, Damascus, 12/10 (12pm)

Burial Service, Mariameh Cathedral and Patriarchate Cemetery, Damascus, 12/10 (2pm)

Receiving Condolences, The Holy Cross Church Hall, Damascus,
12/11 (3pm to 7pm) and 12/12 (3pm to 7pm)

(All information taken from

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