Pope Justus of Alexandria

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Saint
Justus of Alexandria
6th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 118
Papacy ended 19 June 129
Predecessor Primus
Successor Eumenes
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 19 June 129
Alexandria, Egypt
Buried Baucalis, Alexandria
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Alma mater Catechetical School of Alexandria
Sainthood
Feast day 19 June (12 Paoni in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Justus, 6th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

This saint was an honorable and learned man before his ordination. He was baptized by St. Mark the Evangelist, along with his father, his mother and others.[1] St. Mark also appointed him as the first Dean of the Catechetical School of Alexandria.[2] St. Anianus, the second patriarch, ordained him a deacon, then a priest, and appointed him to preach, and teach the people. He was chosen for the papacy to succeed Pope Primus. He shepherded his people with the best of care for ten years. He departed at a pleasing good old age on the 12th of Paoni 129 AD, in the sixteenth year of the reign of Hadrian, and was buried with his fathers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commemorations for Paona 12". Coptic Church. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Saint Mark and the Church of Alexandria". L A Copts. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
Preceded by
Primus
Pope of Alexandria
118–129
Succeeded by
Eumenius