Anba Basilios was the Patriarch of Coptic Orthodox in Jerusalem, Palestine. He was born in the Town of Al-Kasr wa Al-Sayyad in Qena, Egypt, where he received his elementary studies before pursuing a life of monasticism and becoming a Robe Bearer in Egypt’s Saint Antonios Monastery. He served as a priest in 1840 and later became the guardian of the Monastery. In 1847, he was promoted to the Episcopal rank and received Archbishopric of Jerusalem until he died in Haifa in 1899.
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