GABRIEL III

Patriarch Gabriel III

PATRIARCH GABRIEL III The life of the monk and priest Ghubriyāl, who eventually became Coptic patriarch Gabriel III (usually counted as the 77th patriarch, 1268–1271), bears witness to both the flourishing of literary and scientific activity as well as to the turbulence of ecclesiastical and social affairs that characterize Coptic Orthodox history in the middle decades …

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Shanasha

SHANASHA A town in the Delta province of Daqahliyyah. PSHOI OF SCETIS was born in Shanasha in the second half of the fourth century. The place was a bishopric from the middle of the thirteenth century at the latest until at least the beginning of the fourteenth century. The patriarch GABRIEL III (1268-1271) ordained a …

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Yusab

YUSAB The thirteenth-century bishop of Akhmim. No biographical note exists concerning this bishop. Information about him is scattered through various sources. His name appears for the first time in 1250 on the occasion of the consecration of ATHANASIUS III, the seventy-sixth patriarch. He was described on that occasion as the senior bishop of Upper Egypt, …

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Hasaballah

HASABALLAH The Bishop of Shansha (thirteenth century). On 28 June 1240 a confrontation between the bishops of Upper and Lower Egypt took place in Cairo in the presence of the Coptic patriarch CYRIL III IBN. LAQLAQ in order to settle questions of precedence. The text of this meeting has survived in a sole manuscript (Vatican …

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