Pope Peter II of Alexandria
Peter II of Alexandria
|Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria|
|Predecessor||Athanasius the Apostolic|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||27 February (20 Amshir in the Coptic Calendar)|
Patriarch Peter II of Alexandria was the 21st Patriarch of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark from 373 to 381 AD. He was a disciple of Saint Athanasius who designated him as his successor before his death in 373.
He was a zealous opponent of Arianism and immediately after his consecration, the prefect Palladius, acting on orders from Emperor Valens drove him from the city and installed Lucius, an adherent of Arianism as bishop.
Peter found refuge at Rome, where Pope Damasus I ( Pope from 366-384 A.D.) received him and gave him support against the Arians. In 373, Peter returned to Alexandria, where Lucius yielded out of fear of the populace.
- "Petros II (373–381)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
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