Pope Jacob of Alexandria

Saint

James of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began819
Papacy ended21 February 830
PredecessorMark II
SuccessorJoseph I
Personal details
BornEgypt
Died21 February 830
BuriedTanda, Egypt
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint Mark's Church
Sainthood
Feast day21 February (14 Amshir in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope James of Alexandria was the 50th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

Pope Jacob ordained Abuna Yohannes as the head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, according to the History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria; however, civil war, drought, and plague in Ethiopia forced Yohannes to return to Alexandria, where he remained through Pope James' tenure.

Preceded by
Mark II
Coptic Pope
819–830
Succeeded by
Simeon II