Saint Abilius, (Avilius) (85-98)

SAINT ABILIUS, (Avilius) (85-98)

The third patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (85-98) (feast day: 1 Tut). According to the ecclesiastica by EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA, at the of Patriarch, probably in 85, his suffragan and from Egypt and the converged upon Alexandria, where they took counsel with the orthodox and, having cast lots, unanimously selected for his chastity and knowledge of Christ. He remained in office for thirteen years and nine months. He was laid to rest next to the remains of in the Church of Bucalis at Alexandria. Little is known about his reign.