Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)


Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)

Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Azbakeya, Cairo was the seat of the Coptic Pope from 1800 to 1971.

Due to Ibrahim El-Gohary's influential position in the government and his great favour to the Muslim rulers, he was able to issue fatwas that permitted the Copts to rebuild the destroyed churches and monasteries.

This was of particular importance because the Copts were not allowed to build new churches or to repair old ones unless they got official government approval, which was rarely granted.

One of these churches that he built is Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Azbakeya in Cairo , that his brother completed and inaugurated by Pope Mark VIII in 1800. [ [http://www.shababchristian.com/shababch/index.php?s=3260d4390aa93d9fc0c3b716938cc892&showtopic=5153&pid=12581&st=0&#entry12581 shababchristian] ]

Ibrahim El-Gohary also donated many endowment of good land and money for the reconstruction, that amounted to 238 endowments as documented in the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate.

eat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria

The cathedral served as the Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria between 1800 and 1971.

ee also

*Coptic architecture
*List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in the United States
*Coptic Cairo
*Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria
*Saint Barbara Church in Coptic Cairo
*Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Cairo
*Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Alexandria)
*Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Heliopolis)
*Saint Mary and Saint Abasikhiron Coptic Orthodox Church
*Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum)
*St Mary and St Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church
*Church of Saint Menas (Cairo)
*Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
*Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga)
*The Hanging Church
*Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
*Church of the Virigin Mary (Haret Zuweila)

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