Murqus Al-Mashriqi Al-Mallawani

MURQUS AL-MASHRIQI AL-MALLAWANI

An eighteenth-century Copt. Three letters are associated with this name. A Jirjis al- Qibti (George the Copt) who had taken up the Roman faith sent two letters to Murqus with for the doctrine, a of the Monophysite errors, and an invitation to conversion.

Murqus’ letter in declined the invitation, and its polemical message apparently had the effect that Jirjis returned to the Coptic faith and accepted the that the bishop of ABU TIJ, Christodoulus, laid on him. The extant of the letters dates to 1795-1796.

VINCENT FREDERICK