Pope Zacharias of Alexandria

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Saint

Zacharias of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 1004
Papacy ended 22 November 1032
Predecessor Philotheus
Successor Shenouda II
Personal details
Born Alexandria, Egypt
Died 22 November 1032
Buried Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Sainthood
Feast day 22 November (13 Hathor in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Zacharias of Alexandria, was the 64th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

He was a native of Alexandria and was an ordained priest there. He was chaste and gentle in disposition.[citation needed]

According to Abu al-Makarim, writing in the last quarter of the twelfth century, Zacharias was the last Patriarch of Alexandria to send letters to the rulers of Nubia and Ethiopia, having been forbidden to do so by the Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah. Nevertheless, if the Caliph or his vizier received a letter from either ruler, it remained the duty of the Patriarch to write a reply.[1]

Pope Zacharias was buried in Saint Mary Church (Babylon Al-Darag) in Coptic Cairo.

References

  1. ^ B.T.A. Evetts (translator), The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighboring Countries attributed to Abu Salih, the Armenian, with added notes by Alfred J. Butler (Oxford, 1895), p. 290
Preceded by
Philotheos
Coptic Pope
1004–1032
Succeeded by
Shenouda II
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