JOHN X

The eighty-fifth patriarch of the See of (1363-1369). The biography of John X occupies only three lines in the . He is described as Father Yuhanna al-Mu’taman al-Shami, which seems to denote his Syrian origin. He was a man of learning and great virtue. We know nothing of his monastic life or his affiliation with one of the recognized .

He is known to have acceded to the throne of Saint Mark during the reign of the Bahri , al-Ashraf Sha‘ban (1363-1377), and we must assume that his patriarchate was a peaceful one with no outstanding events connected with his life.

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