Pope Primus of Alexandria

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Primus of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 16 June 106
Papacy ended 9 August 118
Predecessor Kedron
Successor Justus
Ordination 43 AD. (Priesthood)
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 9 August 118
Alexandria, Egypt
Buried Baucalis, Alexandria
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church

Pope Primus (Aprimos), fifth Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He was baptized by St. Mark the Evangelist. He was one of the three who were ordained priests by St. Mark, along with Bishop Anianus, the Second Patriarch. Pope Primus was ascetic, pious, and filled with good deeds. He was ordained to the apostolic chair on the 22nd day of Paoni (June 16, 106 A.D.). During his papacy, the church was in peace and tranquility. He is commemorated in the Coptic Synaxarion on the 3rd day of Mesra, in the fifth year of the reign of Hadrian the prince.



External links

  • 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
Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria
Succeeded by

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