JOHN XV

A inety-ninth patriarch of the See of (1619-1634). John was a native of the city of Mallawi in .

He was probably selected from the ancient Monastery of Saint (DAYR ANBA ANTUNIYUS) in the Eastern Desert by the . He was a contemporary of three Ottoman sultans, ‘Uthman II (1618-1620), Mustafa I (1620-1623), and Murad IV (1623-1640). Because he lived in one of the darkest ages in , it is difficult to uncover specific information about his activities beyond the conduct of the religious life of the community.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Hanotaux, G., ed. Histoire de la nation égyptienne, 7 vols. Paris, 1931-1940.
  • , O. Christian Egypt: Ancient and Modern. Cairo, 1977.

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