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Theodosius II

THEODOSIUS II The seventy-ninth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1294-1300). His original name was ‘Abd al-Masih. He was a native of the town of Minyat Khasim when he became a monk of Dayr Abu Fana at an unspecified date. There he was elevated to the priesthood before his selection for the patriarchate, during …

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John VI

JOHN VI Saint and seventy-fourth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1189-1216). John VI proved to be one of the most significant personalities to occupy the throne of Saint Mark since the ARAB CONQUEST OF EGYPT. He was a layman by the name of Abu al- Majd ibn Abi Ghalib ibn Sawirus, and his …

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