Gabriel III (?-1271)

GABRIEL III (?-1271) A Scribe, patriarch (77th, 1268-1271). Before his election as patriarch, Gabriel was a monk (at the Monastery of St. Antony), priest (who served for a time at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem), and scribe (who was a client of the Awlad al-‘Assal, who championed his elevation to the patriarchate). His …

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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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