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Macarius IV Tawil

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Macarius IV Tawil
Patriarch of Antioch
ChurchMelkite Greek Catholic Church
SeePatriarch of Antioch
Installed10 December 1813
Term ended15 December 1815
PredecessorAthanasius V Matar
SuccessorIgnatius V Qattan
Consecration1811 (Bishop)
by Agapius II Matar
Personal details
Died15 December 1815

Macarius IV Tawil (or Taouil) was Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church from 1813 to 1815.


Macarius Tawil was born in Damascus.[1]: 123  He entered in the religious order of the Basilian Salvatorians of which he was Superior from 1804 to 1807 and from 1810 to 1812.[2] He was consecrated bishop of Zahle and Forzol by patriarch Agapius II Matar[1]: 85  in 1811.[3]

Macarius Tawil was elected patriarch by a synod of bishops held on 10 December 1813[4] at the Holy Saviour monastery, and he kept the name of Macarius . His election was contested, and it was still under review by the Roman Congregation of Propaganda Fide when Macarius IV Tawil died of pestilence on 15 December 1815.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Charon (Korolevsky), Cyril (1998) [1902]. History of the Melkite Patriarchates. Vol. 1. Eastern Christian Publications. ISBN 1-892278-01-4.
  2. ^ Charon (Korolevsky), Cyril (2001) [1911]. History of the Melkite Patriarchates. Vol. 3 part 2. Eastern Christian Publications. p. 426. ISBN 1-892278-04-9.
  3. ^ "Patriarch Macaire IV Tawil, B.S." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  4. ^ on 29 November according to the Julian calendar
  5. ^ on 3 December according to the Julian calendar
  6. ^ Korolevsky, Cyril (1924). "Antioche". Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques. Vol. 3. Paris: Letouzey et Ané. p. 651.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Patriarch of Antioch
Succeeded by