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Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA Founded in 331 b.c. by Alexander the Great at the western end of the Nile Delta. An Egyptian town, Rakote, already existed there on the shore and was a fishermen’s resort. From its very beginning, Alexandria developed rapidly into one of the world’s great cities. The city replaced Memphis as the capital of Egypt …

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Patriarch Alexander I

PATRIARCH ALEXANDER I He was the 19th patriarch of the See of St. Mark (312-326). He succeeded Achillas in the year 312 a.d., just after the end of the great persecution. Alexander faced three problems during his episcopate. He was first troubled over the timing of the Easter observance by a schismatic faction led by …

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Saint Celadion

SAINT CELADION The ninth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (157- 167). He held the office during the reigns of emperors Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. He was laid to rest on 9 Abîb near the remains of Saint Mark in the Church of Bucalis at Alexandria. BIBLIOGRAPHY Atiya, A.S. History of Eastern Christianity. …

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Saint Cerdon

SAINT CERDON The fourth patriarch (98-109) of the See of Saint MARK. (98-109). He held the office for ten years, nine months, and ten days during the reign of Emperor Trajan. He was laid to rest on 21 Ba’unah next to the remains of Saint Mark in the Church of Bucalis at Alexandria. BIBLIOGRAPHY Atiya, …

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Saint Julian

SAINT JULIAN The eleventh patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (180-189). He held the office for ten years during the reigns of emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. He was laid to rest on 8 Baramhat next to the remains of Saint Mark in the Church of Bucalis at Alexandria. BIBLIOGRAPHY Atiya, A. S. History …

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Athanasius I

ATHANASIUS I The Apostolic Saint, twentieth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (326-373). Athanasius’ life has been treated in detail by numerous authors. These sources can be categorized as follows: (1) the writings of Athanasius himself, which should be considered the most authentic of the sources. These include his historical tracts, encyclicals, an apology …

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Alexander I

ALEXANDER I The nineteenth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (312-326). Life Alexander succeeded ACHILLAS, who died in the year 312, after one of the shortest episcopates in Coptic history. His death was ascribed by the pious Copts to supernatural chastisement for breaking the command of PETER I, “Seal of the Martyrs,” by accepting …

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Anianus

ANIANUS The immediate successor as patriarch (68-85) to Saint MARK I the Evangelist and his first convert to the new religion in the region of Alexandria. When Mark I entered Rakotis, a suburb of Alexandria, following his journey from Cyrene in the Pentapolis, the strap of his sandal broke off. He found a cobbler named …

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Justus

JUSTUS The sixth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (122-130). He held the office during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. He was laid to rest on 12 Ba’unah next to the remains of Saint Mark in the Church of Bucalis at Alexandria. AZIZ S. ATIYA Tags: Eminent