Pope Michael II of Alexandria
Michael II of Alexandria
|53rd Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||20 November 849|
|Papacy ended||17 April 851|
|Died||17 April 851|
|Buried||Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||17 April (22 Baramouda in the Coptic Calendar)|
Pope Michael II of Alexandria (Abba Khail II), 53rd Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
He was a righteous monk, and he was ordained Hegumen (Archpriest) for the Monastery of the Saint John. Because of his good conduct, they chose him Patriarch, and he was enthroned in the 24th day of Hathor in the Coptic Calendar (November 20, 849).
When the Holy Fast came, he went to the desert of Scetes to keep the fast there. He remembered his earlier life in the wilderness, so he asked God with tears and supplication saying: "O God, you know how much I love solitary life and I have no aptitude for the position that I am in." The Lord accepted his petition and he departed in peace after the feast of Passover. He stayed on the Chair one year, four months and twenty-eight days.
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- Atiya, Aziz S. The Coptic Encyclopedia. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1991. ISBN 0-02-897025-X
- 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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