Pope Theodosius I of Alexandria
Theodosius I of Alexandria
|Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy ended||22 June 566|
|Died||22 June 566|
|Buried||Saint Mark's Church|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||22 June (28 Paoni in the Coptic Calendar)|
As successor to Timothy III (IV), at the request of the Arab king Al-Harith ibn Jabalah al-Ghassani and Empress Theodora's efforts, Jacob Baradaeus ordained a universal bishop in 543/4 AD by Mor Theodosius. he was at first recognized by the Emperor Justinian I and the Eastern Orthodox Church. However, because of his Miaphysite theology, he was rejected by the Eastern Orthodox Church of Alexandria and exiled by the Emperor Justinian I in 536. In his place, Paul was elected Patriarch.
Theodosius is commemorated in the Coptic Synaxarion on the 28th day of Ba'unah (June 5), the day of his death.
- "Theodosius I (536)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
- البابا ثاؤذوسيوس الأول [Pope Theodosius I] (in Arabic). Official website of St. Takla Haymanot's Church. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
Timothy III (IV)
| Patriarch of Alexandria
| Coptic Pope