Pope Gabriel IV of Alexandria


Gabriel IV of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began6 January 1370
Papacy ended28 April 1378
PredecessorJohn X
Personal details
Died28 April 1378
BuriedChurch of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint 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