Pope Markianos of Alexandria
Markianos of Alexandria
|Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria|
|Papacy ended||14 January 152|
|Died||14 January 152
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Alma mater||Catechetical School of Alexandria|
|Feast day||14 January (6 Tobi in the Coptic Calendar)|
Pope Markianos was the eighth Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He was raised to the Apostolic Thorne in the month of Hathor in the year 141 AD during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius. Markianos was born in Alexandria, Egypt and he was the Dean of The Catechetical School of Alexandria (also known as the Theological School of Alexandria).
He was worthy of being chosen as Patriarch for his virtues and his commendable character. He fulfilled the hopes of those who elected him, for after his enthronement, he followed in the footsteps of his worthy predecessors. Working in the same manner to reassure the souls and edify the morals, in spite of the persecutions which were fierce at the time. He continued in his steady struggle for nine years, two months, and twenty-six days, and departed in the Lord on the 6th of Tobi (14 January), in the year 152 AD.
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- The Official website of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy See of Saint Mark the Apostle
- Coptic Documents in French
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