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Macarius IV Tawil
Patriarch of Antioch
Church Melkite Greek Catholic Church
See Patriarch of Antioch
Enthroned 10 December 1813
Reign ended 15 December 1815
Predecessor Athanasius V Matar
Successor Ignatius V Qattan
Personal details
Died 15 December 1815

Macarius IV Tawil (or Taouil) was Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church from 1813 to 1815.


Macarius Tawil was born in Damascus[1]:123. He entered in the religious order of the Basilian Salvatorians of which he was Superior from 1804 to 1807 and from 1810 to 1812[2]. He was consecrated bishop of Zahle and Forzol by patriarch Agapius II Matar[1]:85 in 1811.[3]

Macarius Tawil was elected patriarch by a synod of bishops held on 10 December 1813[4] at the Holy Saviour monastery, and he kept the name of Macarius . His election was contested, and it was still under review by the Roman Congregation of Propaganda Fide when Macarius IV Tawil died of pestilence on 15 December 1815[5].[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Charon (Korolevsky), Cyril (1998) [1902]. History of the Melkite Patriarchates. 1. Eastern Christian Pubblications. ISBN 1892278014. 
  2. Charon (Korolevsky), Cyril (2001) [1911]. History of the Melkite Patriarchates. 3 part 2. Eastern Christian Pubblications. pp. 426. ISBN 1892278049. 
  3. David M. Cheney. "Archbishop Macaire IV Tawil, B.S.". Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. on 29 November according to the Julian calendar
  5. on 3 December according to the Julian calendar
  6. Korolevsky, Cyril (1924). "Antioche". Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques. 3. Paris: Letouzey et Ané. pp. 651. 

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