Mark V


The ninety-eighth of the See of Saint Mark (1602-1618). Mark’s biography in the is two lines long. The dates of his investiture and his decease are mentioned, as is the length of his tenure. He was the contemporary of three sultans, Ahmad I (1603-1617), Mustafa I (1617- 1618), and ‘Uthman II (1618-1620). The History of the Patriarchs states that he was a native of the village of Bayadiyyah, and O. places his monasticism at the Monastery of Saint Macarius (DAYR ANBA MAQAR), where he was elected patriarch. He is said to have died peacefully in 1619, but no further information is available about his burial.


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