SAINT ABILIUS, (Avilius) (85-98)

The third patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (85-98) (feast day: 1 Tut). According to the Historia ecclesiastica by 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 Abilius for his and knowledge of Christ. He remained in office for thirteen years and nine months. He was laid to rest next to the remains of Saint Mark in the at Alexandria. Little is known about his reign.