Pope Jacob of Alexandria


James of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 819
Papacy ended 21 February 830
Predecessor Mark II
Successor Joseph I
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 21 February 830
Buried Tanda, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Feast day 21 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

Succeeded by

Simeon II

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