BASILIOS III

The of (?-1935). Basilios came from the town of and became a monk at before serving in Jerusalem. When, after the death of TIMOTHEOS I, the diocese was divided into two parts, he was appointed to the newly created see of Jerusalem, which consisted of the governorates of the Canal, Sharqiyyah, and , plus Jerusalem itself, and changed his name from Jacob to Basilios III. He was consecrated archbishop in 1925. He remained archbishop for ten years until his death on 1 1935. He is buried in the in Jaffa next to Basilios II.

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