Pope Theodoros I of Alexandria

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Saint
Theodore of Alexandria
45th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 730
Papacy ended 14 February 742
Predecessor Cosmas I
Successor Michael I
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 14 February 742
Buried Saint Mark's Church
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Sainthood
Feast day 14 February (7 Amshir in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Theodoros I of Alexandria, also known as St. Theodorus (Theodore), was the 45th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He was a monk in a monastery near Mariout, which was known as the monastery of Tanboura, under the guidance of a virtuous elder called Yoannis (John). Coptic literature states that Yoannis was inspired by the Holy Spirit that his disciple Theodoros would one day become a Pope and he told those who were in authority.

It is said that Theodoros struggled in his worship, and was perfect in his humility and meekness. He was selected to become the Pope of Alexandria. During his papacy he shepherded his flock by reading and preaching to his people, especially on Sundays and on feast days. He completed 12 years of papacy and died in peace.

He is also known as Theodosius II in Coptic history.

Preceded by
Cosmas I
Coptic Pope
730–742
Succeeded by
Michael I