Cyril IX Moghabghab

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Cyril IX Moghabghab
Patriarch of Antioch
Church Melkite Greek Catholic Church
See Patriarch of Antioch
Installed December 8, 1925
Term ended September 8, 1947
Predecessor Demetrius I Qadi
Successor Maximos IV Sayegh
Ordination Mar 27, 1883 (Priest)
Consecration May 28, 1899 (Bishop)
by Peter IV Geraigiry
Personal details
Born October 29, 1855
Ain Zhalta, Ottoman Syria (modern-day Lebanon)
Died September 8, 1947(1947-09-08) (aged 91)
Alexandria, Egypt

Cyril IX Moghabghab (October 29, 1855, Ain Zhalta, Ottoman Syria – September 8, 1947, Alexandria, Egypt) served as Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Alexandria and Jerusalem of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church from 1925 to 1947.


Patriarch Cyril was born in Ain Zhalta, Lebanon on October 29, 1855. He was ordained a priest on March 27, 1883. Later, on April 23, 1899, he was elected eparch of Zahlé, Lebanon, confirmed on May 20, 1899 and consecrated eparch on May 28 of the same year by patriarch Peter IV Geraigiry.[1] He was one of the first Melkite bishops to visit the Americas when, in 1904, he came to Brazil. He succeeded Demetrius I Qadi as patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church on December 8, 1925 and the Pope accepted his request for ecclesiastical communion on June 21, 1926. He also served as the spiritual protector of international ecumenical Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem.

Patriarch Cyril died on September 8, 1947, and was succeeded by Maximos IV Sayegh.

Co-consecrator of Melkite Eparchs

During his tenure as patriarch he was co-consecrator of the following eparchs:


See also


  1. ^ "Patriarch Cyril IX Mogabgab". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 January 2015.

External links

  • Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem
  • L'Église Melkite/The Melkite Church.
  • Melkite Catholic Web Ring.
  • Official Website of the Melkite Church in the US.
  • Melkite Ambassadors Young Adult Website.

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