Pope Gabriel IV of Alexandria
Gabriel IV of Alexandria
|86th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||6 January 1370|
|Papacy ended||28 April 1378|
|Died||28 April 1378
|Buried||Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo|
Pope Gabriel IV of Alexandria, 86th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
Pope Gabriel IV was previously the abbot of the Moharrak Monastery. He was known to be a great scholar and righteous ascetic. He was enthroned on 11 Tobi, 1086 A.M. (6 January 1370 AD) During his papacy, in the year 1370 AD, a great light appeared in Egypt during the night and lingered until dawn. In 1371 AD, there was a great flood in the Nile, which threatened Egypt.
In the year 1374 AD, Pope Gabriel IV consecrated the Chrismation Oil (Myron).
Gabriel IV was contemporary of Al-Ashraf Nasir-ad-Din Shaban II and Al-Mansur Alah-ad-Din Ali, the Bahri sultans. He sat on the throne of Saint Mark for 8 years, 3 months, and 22 days. He died on 3 Pashons, 1094 A.M. (28 April 1378 AD), and was buried next to Saint Simon the Tanner.
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