LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION



Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, who set apart, consecrated, and blessed the Apostles.

The Apostle Peter, who wrote his Epistle from Babylon [1 Peter 1:1 and 5:13]

Thomas, who after establishing the Church in Edessa, King Agbar, all of Mesopotamia, Persia, and their environment, went to India.

NAME OF CLERGY OR BISHOP DATE
Thomas
Thomas, the Twin arrives in India
33-73
49-52
Bar Tulmay 33
Addi [or Asddai] Shilikha 33-45
Agai, Disciple of Addai,
From the 70 Disciples

45-81
Mari, Disciple of Addai 48-81
Abris, Relative to the Virgin Mary 90-107
Oraham I, of Kashkar 130-152
Yacobm Relative of Yasip
[Joseph] the Carpenter

170-190
Edid M'shikha 191-203
Akhu d'Awu 205-220
Shakhulpa of Kashkar 224-244
Papa Bar Gaggai 247-326
Shimun Bar Sabbai 328-341
Shahdust 345-347
Bar Bashmin 350-358
Theophilus the Indian, from the island of Divu,
Consecrated Bishop

356
Tumarsa 383-393
Qaiyuma 393-399
Eskhaq 399-411
Akhkhi 411-415
Unalaha I 415-420
Maana 420-
Qarahukht 421-
Dadishu 421-456
Bawai or Bahu 457-484
Aqaq 484-496
Bawai 496-502
Sheela 505-523
Narsa
Dual Patriarchate

524-535
Elisha 524-538
Polos 539-540
Yosip 552-567
Khazqiyil 570-581
Eshuyow I, Arzunaya 581-595
Sorishu I, Garmaqaya 596-604
Greghar, Partaya 605-606
Shuyow II
[Edalaya or Arab]

626-644
Mar Immeih 647-650
Eshuyow III, Kadawaya 650-660
Gewargis I 681-684
Yokhannan I, Bar Marta 684-692
Khnanishu I 686-693
Yokhannan II, Garba 693-694
Sliwazkha 714-728
Perhyon 731-740
Awa 741-751
Surin 752-754
Yacob II 754-773
Khnanishu II 774-778
Timotheus 780-820
Eshu-barnon 820-824
Gewargis II 825-832
Soreshu II 832-836
Teadasis [of Theodoros] 850-852
Sargis, Suwaya 860-872
Annush d'beth Garma 873-884
Yokhannan III, Bar Narsay 884-892
Yokhannan IV
[Nephew of Theodoros]

892-898
Yokhannan V, Bar Ogare 900-905
Oraham III, Abraza 906-937
Ammanaoel I 937-949
Esrail Karkhaua 961-962
Odishu Gannaqaya 963-993
Mari Aturaya 967-1000
Yokhannan VI
[Yaoannis]

1001-1012
Yokhannan VII
[Bar Nazuk]

1013-1022
Eshyow IV 1023-1027
Elia I
[Terhan]

1028-1049
Yokhannan VII
[Bar Tragala]

1049-1057
Soreshu III
[Bar Zanhur]

1057-1072
Odishu II [Bar Ars] Aturaya 1072-1090
Makkikha I
[Bar Shelmon]

1092-1109
Elia II
[Bar Maqli]

1111-1132
Bar Soma [of Suwa] 1133-1135
Odishu III
[Nephew of Elia II]

1133-1147
Bar Gabbara 1135-1136
Elia III
[Abukhalim]

1148-1175
Yoalaha II
[Bar Qaiyama]

1191-1222
Sorishu IV 1222-1226
Sorishu V
[From Baghdad]

1226-1256
Makkikha II 1257-1265
Dinka I
[Arbilyay, i.e., from Arbil]

1265-1281
Yoalaha III
[Turkaye, i.e., Turkish by race]

1281-1318
Timotheus II
[Arbilyay, i.e., from Arbil]

1318-1328
Dinkha II 1329-1359
Dinkha III 1359-1368
Shimun III 1369-1392
Shimun IV 1403-1407
Elia III 1407-1420
Shimun V 1420-1447
Shimun VI 1448-1490
Elia V 1491-1504
Shimun VII 1504-1538
Eshuyow Shiman VII 1538-1551
Dinkha Shimun IX
[Bar Mama]

1552-1558
Yoalaha Shimun X 1558-1580
Dinkha Shimun XI 1580-1600
Elia Shimun XII 1600-1653
Eshuyow Shimun XIII 1653-1690
Yoalaha Shimun XIV 1690-1692
Dinkha Shimun XV 1692-1700
Shlemon [Sulaiman]
Shimun XVI

1700-1740
Mikhail [Mukhattis]
Shimun XVII

1740-1741
Yonan [Yuna]
Shimun XVIII
1740-1820
Oraham Shimun XIX 1820-1860
Ruwil Shimun XX 1860-1903
In order to restore the Syro-Chaldean jurisdiction
in Inid, on the Church of Mar Sabe,
Upper Tiari, Kurdistan, consecrated:
Mar Abdesso Antonios, Metropolitan of the
Syro-Chaldean Christians of Malabar, India
[The Most Reverend Thondanai Anthony].

17 December 1862
He consecrated, Mar Basilius, Metropolitan of India,
Ceylon, Mylapore, Socotra, and Messina
[The Most Reverend Luis Mariana Soares]
in the Syro-Chaldean Cathedral, Trichur, Cochin, India.

24 July 1899
He consecrated Mar Jacobus,
Bishop of Mercia and Middlesex
[The Right Reverend Ulric Vernon Hereford],
in the Church of the Epiphany, Pallithanam,
Madura District, South India.

30 November 1902
He consecrated Mar Paulus, Bishop of Kent
[The Right Reverend Williams Stanley McBean Knight],
in the Chapel of St. John, Pembridge Castle
Monmouth, England.

18 October 1931
He consecrated Mar Georgias I,
Patriarch of Glastonbury,
Apostolic Primate of the West,
Administrator of the Syro-Chaldean Metropolitan
See of India, Shri-Lanka, Mylapore, Socotra, and Messina
in the Chapel of St. John, Pembridge Castle.
He consecrated [conditionally] Mar Boltwood
[The Most Reverend Dr. Charles Boltwood]
a Bishop of another Christian communion,
in London, England.

20 May 1945




13 April 1952
He consecrated Mar Yokhannan
[The Right Reverend John M. Stanley]
as Bishop in the Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Andrews,
in London, England.

03 May 1959
The Right Reverend John M. Stanley,
consecrated Dr. S. G. Eastman
a Bishop of another Christian communion.
Bishop Dr. S. G. Eastman became Presiding Bishop
of the Independent Baptist Churches of America, Inc.,
in Boca Raton, Florida.

10 April 1963

1982
Bishop Dr. S. G. Eastman,
ordained Bradley Carey
as a minister with the
Independent Baptist Churches of America, Inc.,
in Boca Raton, Florida.
Dr. Bradley Carey consecrated as Bishop.
Bishop Dr. Bradley Carey became Presiding Bishop
of the Fellowship of Christ International
(Under Christian Works Ministry),
in Burlington, Washington
(Now headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina since 2005).

31 May 1985



01 August 1999
01 March 2003