The 111th patriarch of the See of (1862-1870). Formerly of , he was elected in 1862. In 1867, the year that saw the establishment of the first Protestant church by the missionaries in , he made a tour of to rally the Coptic flock round the . In 1869 he attended the inauguration ceremony of the and had an audience with . The donated some farmland to the Coptic church, the proceeds of which Demetrius used to finance and other charities. He died on the eve of the of 1870, after occupying ’s throne for seven years, seven months, and seven days.

After his death, the patriarchate remained vacant for four years because of indecision in the Holy Synod about a worthy successor. During that period, the , , was nominated as vice-patriarch to run the church until a successor was elected in the person of .

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