Pope Gabriel IV of Alexandria

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Gabriel IV of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 6 January 1370
Papacy ended 28 April 1378
Predecessor John X
Successor Matthew
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 28 April 1378
Buried Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo

Pope Gabriel IV of Alexandria, 86th Pope of Alexandria and 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.

Preceded by
John X
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Matthew I

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