SYRIAC ORTHODOX CHURCH. Ignatius Peter IV. 18755



Album page bearing three carte de visite photographs of Ignatius Peter IV, Patriarch of Antioch, Mor Gregorius Abded Sattuf, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and the Patriarch’s Secretary, above a long contemporay account of the Patriarch’s visit to London in 1874, in the hand of Leone Levi, who hosted a reception for the Patriarch. Album page 12 x 9 inches. London, 1874. Moran Mor Ignatius Peter IV (b.1798) was the Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 1872 until his death in 1894. Leone Levi (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician, author of the History of British Commerce (1872). The Patriarch and metropolitan Mor Gregorius Abded Sattuf of Jerusalem left Constantinople on 24 August 1874 for Britain to discuss the issue with the British government. Arriving in September, they met with the British government officials and appealed to the Marquess of Salisbury, the Secretary of State for India at the time, for solutions to problems arising among the churches in India. The Patriarch impressed the British public with his knowledge of the Bible and as a result held audience with Queen Victoria and the British Government asked the governor of Madras Presidency to consider his cause. Also, whilst staying in Britain, Peter arranged for a printing press to be sent to the Monastery of Mor Hananyo.