MARK VI, 101st patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1650-1660). Mark is described as "al-Bahjuri," which indicates his origin from the city of Bahjurah. The HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS relates his biography in a matter of three lines, which contain the dates of his investiture and his decease. It mentions that he was a monk of DAYR ANBA ANTUNIYUS, in the Eastern Desert by the Red Sea. His tenure lasted ten years, and he was a contemporary of two Ottoman sultans, Ibrahim I (1640-1648) and Muhammad IV (1648-1687).
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