Mark VI

MARK VI

The 101st patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1650-1660).

Mark is described as “al-Bahjuri,” which indicates his origin from the city of Bahjurah. The HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS relates his biography in a matter of three lines, which contain the dates of his investiture and his decease. It mentions that he was a monk of DAYR ANTUNIYUS, in the Eastern Desert by the Red Sea. His tenure lasted ten years, and he was a contemporary of two sultans, Ibrahim I (1640-1648) and Muhammad IV (1648-1687).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Hanotaux, G., ed. Histoire de la nation égyptienne, 7 vols. Paris, 1931-1940.
  • Meinardus, O. Christian Egypt: Ancient and Modern. Cairo, 1977.
  • Précis de l’histoire de l’Egypte par divers historiens et archéologues, 4 vols. Cairo, 1933-1940.