Theophilus I of Jerusalem

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Theophilus I of Jerusalem was the patriarch of the Church of Jerusalem from 1012 to 1020.

Theophilus was Bishop of Hibal before his appointment as Patriarch of Jerusalem by Al Moufarridj Ibn El-Djarrah, the governor of Syria. The appointment occurred while Abu Ali Mansur El-Hakim was still the Fatimid Caliph. Al Moufarridj suggested that the Christian community should re-build the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. However, shortly after making the suggestion, El-Hakim, who, earlier, had ordered the previous church destroyed, became enraged, declared war on Al Moufarridj, and sent his troops to Syria and Palestine. Al Moufarridj soon died and his son and Patr. Theophilus fled into hiding. In 1013, after a new amicable governor was seated, Patr. Theophilus returned and stayed in Jerusalem until his repose in 1020.

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Theophilus I of Jerusalem
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Hibal
xxx-1012
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Orestus
Patriarch of Jerusalem
1012-1020
Succeeded by:
Nikiphoros I
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