Pope Eumenes of Alexandria

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Saint
Eumenes of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 129
Papacy ended 19 October 141
Predecessor Justus
Successor Markianos
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 19 October 141
Alexandria, Egypt
Buried Baucalis, Alexandria
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Alma mater Catechetical School of Alexandria
Sainthood
Feast day 19 October (9 Babah in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Eumenes (Emenaios), seventh Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He was one of the most respected Christians in Alexandria, Egypt. He was chosen in the month of July (Abib) in the year 129 AD during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. He also took over from Pope Justus as the second Dean of The Catechetical School of Alexandria (also known as the Theological School of Alexandria).

During his time he ordained several Bishops for the See of St. Mark, and he sent them to preach in all the provinces of Egypt, Nubia and to Pentapolis and to spread the good news of the Salvation.

The persecution of the Christians increased during the time of this righteous Patriarch and many Copts were martyred. Eumanius remained on the Throne of Alexandria for thirteen years pleasing God and the people and he departed on the 9th of Babah (19 October) in the year 141 AD.[1]

References

  • "St. Eumenius, the Seventh Pope of the See of St. Mark". Official network of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All of Africa. 
Specific
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Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Justus
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria
129–141
Succeeded by
Markianos


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