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The Mohammadan Dynasties

Peter V

PETER V The eighty-third patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1340-1348). Peter (Butrus) ibn Dawud was originally a monk of the Monastery of Saint Macarius (DAYR ANBA MAQAR); then he was chosen as abbot of DAYR SHAHRAN. He was unanimously nominated for the patriarchate one year after the decease of BENJAMIN II, his predecessor. …

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Gabriel I, Saint

GABRIEL I, SAINT The fifty-seventh patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (909-920). Gabriel was from the village of Ilmay (Amélineau, 1893, pp. 162-63), in the Minufiyyah province in Lower Egypt. He decided to become a monk in the monastery of Saint Macarius (DAYR ANBA MAQAR) at a rather early age. The HISTORY OF THE …

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Macarius II

MACARIUS II The sixty-ninth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1102-1128) (feast day: 4 Tut). Macarius, or Abba Maqarah according to the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS, was a monk of Dayr Anba Maqar when his selection for the patriarchate was decided by the Cairene delegation of bishops and the clergy together with the Coptic …

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Mark IV

MARK IV The eighty-fourth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1349-1363). Mark’s biography in the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS is confined to a few lines stating his dates and the general remark that his days were peaceful. He was a native of Qalyub in the Delta of Lower Egypt. Little else is known about …

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Matthew II

MATTHEW II The ninetieth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1452-1465). Matthew appears in the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS under the name Mattawus. Briefly recorded are the dates of his consecration and decease and the fact that he was a monk of the Monastery of Our Lady known as DAYR AL-MUHARRAQ. Any other information …

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Matthew I

MATTHEW I The eighty-seventh patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1378-1409) (feast day: 7 Kiyakh). Matthew I is better known by the title of Matta al-Miskin, or Matthew the Poor. He was a native of a small village called Bani Ruh in the district of al-Ashmunayn in Upper Egypt. His life is better known …

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Mark III, Saint

MARK III, SAINT The seventy-third patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1167-1189) (feast day: 6 Tubah). Mark’s secular name before his investiture in the patriarchate was Abu al-Faraj ibn Abi al-Sa‘d ibn Zar‘ah. He was a layman of Syrian origin, related to the sixty- second patriarch, Abraham. He was a bachelor known to all …

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Michael VI

MICHAEL VI A ninety-second patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1476-1478). Michael (or in Arabic, Mikha’il) is briefly mentioned in the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS; the dates of his investiture and his death are given, but no reference is made to the monastery from which he was chosen to occupy this ecclesiastical high office. …

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Mina I

MINA I, or Menas I The forty-seventh patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (767-774). Mina was a monk of Dayr Anba Maqar, when he became associated with and acted as a disciple of his predecessor, KHA’IL I, who was a monk in the same monastery. The bishops and the clergy of Alexandria, together with …

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Mina II

MINA II, sixty-first patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (956-974). Mina was a native of the village of Sandala. He became a monk in the monastery of Saint Macarius (DAYR ANBA MAQAR). He was a docile youth and his parents married him to a relative against his will. So when he joined his wife …

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