Abu Jirjah, The Archdeacon

ABU JIRJAH, the archdeacon A noted seventh-century compiler of certain biographies of the Coptic patriarchs. He was a close friend and contemporary of SIMON I (689-701), forty-second in the line of succession to Saint Mark. He came originally from the town of Sakha. His list comprises the lives of CYRIL I (412-444) to ALEXANDER II …

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