Abune Yacob

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Abune Yacob
2nd Patriarch of Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church
Installed 4 December 2002
Term ended 1 December 2003
Predecessor Abune Phillipos
Successor Abune Antonios
Personal details
Born 5 July 1926
Died 1 December 2003
Asmara, Eritrea

Abune Yacob was the second Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church.

Born, raised, and ordained in Eritrea, initially he had been made an Archbishop of the Ethopian Orthodox Church, and had even served briefly as Locem Tenens (Acting Patriarch) of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church following the abdication of Patriarch Abuna Merkorios in 1991. However, following the split of the Eritrean Orthodox Church from the Ethiopian Church, he moved to the Eritrean synod as a native Eritrean. He succeeded Abune Phillipos, the first Patriarch of the church after the autocephaly of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church was recognised in 1994. He reigned only briefly before his death on 1 December 2003. He was succeeded by Abune Antonios.

Religious titles
Preceded by
Abune Phillipos
Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Abune Antonios