Al-Makin Jirjis

AL-

A hegumenos of Alexandria, not to be confused with two famous Coptic authors of the same name—the twelfth-century and the fourteenth-century theologian.

Al- was a hegumenos who in 1609 bore the title of the head of the priests in the three churches of Alexandria. This may correspond to what is now called the “patriarchal vicar” for the city of Alexandria.

At this date he had an illuminated manuscript of 178 sheets copied. It contained the four Gospels in Arabic, with the of Eusebius and introductions. In 1631 this manuscript was given to the library of the of Jerusalem. It is now at the Coptic Patriarchate, Cairo.

KHALIL SAMIR, S.J