Audishu V Khayyath

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Audishu V Khayyath
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
Patriarch Abdisho V. KhayatJS.jpg
Church Chaldean Catholic Church
See Babylon of the Chaldeans
Installed October 28, 1894
Term ended November 06, 1899
Predecessor Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan
Successor Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
Ordination 1855 (Priest)
Consecration 23 Sept 1860 (Bishop)
by Joseph Audo
Personal details
Birth name Georges Ebed-Iesu Khayyath
Born October 15, 1827
Died November 6, 1899(1899-11-06) (aged 72)
Residence Iraq

Mar Audishu V, (Ebed-Jesu V), Georges Khayyath † (or Abdisho V, Giwargis Hayyat) was the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in 1894–1899. He was also a Syriac scholar.

He is remembered also as editor of the Mosul Edition of the Syriac Peshitta. He wrote of a book with title "Romanorum Pontificum Primatus".


He was born on October 15, 1827 in Mossul. He studied in the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in Rome and was ordained priest in 1855. On 23 September 1860 he was ordained Bishop of Amadiyah, Iraq, by Patriarch Joseph Audo.[1] He was the patriarchal vicar of Mossul from 1863 to 1870 and metropolitan of Amid from 1874 to 1894. He was appointed Patriarch of the Chaldean Church on October 28, 1894 and served till his death on November 6, 1899. He replaced Patriarch Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan † and was followed by Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas †.


Audishu V Khayyath meets with Yazidi leaders in Mosul, c. 1895
Audishu V Khayyath


  1. David Wilmshurst, The Ecclesiastical Organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Peeters Publishers, 2000 ISBN 90-429-0876-9, pag 741
Preceded by
Eliya XIV Abulyonan
Patriarch of Babylon
of the Chaldean Catholic Church

Succeeded by
Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas