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The Mohammadan Dynasties

John V

JOHN V The seventy-second patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1147-1167). John was a monk in the Monastery of Saint John (Dayr Abu Yuhannis). Tradition claims that his name was included among the three candidates from whom the name of his predecessor MICHAEL V was chosen. This time he was chosen outright because of …

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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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John VIII

JOHN VIII The eightieth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1300-1320). John is better known in the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS as the Son of a Saint, presumably pertaining to a saintly spiritual father, whose particulars are not identified. Even his monastic whereabouts are not clear from the few lines devoted to his reign …

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John VII

JOHN VII The seventy-seventh patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1262-1268, 1271-1293). John had a rival in GABRIEL III, who replaced him by order of the sultan for a period, after which he recaptured the patriarchal seat for a second time. A native of Old Cairo, his full name was Yu’annis ibn Abi Sa‘id …

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John IX

JOHN IX The eighty-first patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1320-1327). John IX succeeded his predecessor and namesake at one of the most critical moments in Coptic history. Little is known about his life before he took the monastic vow, nor do we know much about his life as a monk. The HISTORY OF …

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John XII

JOHN XII The ninety-third patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1479-1482). John acceded to the throne of Saint Mark after an interregnum of about two years, during which the bishops, the clergy, and the archons could not settle on a suitable candidate for this high ecclesiastical office. John was a native of the city …

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John XI

JOHN XI Eighty-ninth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1427-1452). John’s life before his selection is unknown. His biography in the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS is restricted to the dates of his investiture and decease. In fact, the biographers of that period of the fourteenth century have refrained from dealing with the events of …

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John XIII

JOHN XIII Ninety-fourth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1484-1524). John’s life before joining the Monastery of Our Lady, known as DAYR AL-MUHARRAQ, is unknown. After the death of JOHN XII, the bishops, the clergy, and the archons remained undecided about the selection of a candidate for patriarch for approximately two years. Finally, they …

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Isaac, Patriarch

ISAAC A forty-first patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (686-689). Isaac was a native of the district of Shubra, now part of modern Cairo, before he took the monastic vow at DAYR ANBA MAQAR. Little is known about his early secular life. In his monastery, however, he became the spiritual son of a bishop …

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