Cyril IX Moghabghab

Cyril IX Moghabghab
Patriarch of Antioch
ChurchMelkite Greek Catholic Church
SeePatriarch of Antioch
InstalledDecember 8, 1925
Term endedSeptember 8, 1947
PredecessorDemetrius I Qadi
SuccessorMaximos IV Sayegh
OrdinationMar 27, 1883 (Priest)
ConsecrationMay 28, 1899 (Bishop)
by Peter IV Geraigiry
Personal details
BornOctober 29, 1855
Ain Zhalta, Ottoman Syria (modern-day Lebanon)
DiedSeptember 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[edit]

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


See also[edit]


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

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Demetrius I
Patriarch of Antioch
Succeeded by
Maximos IV