Pope Eumenes of Alexandria

Saint

Eumenes of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began129
Papacy ended19 October 141
PredecessorJustus
SuccessorMarkianos
Personal details
BornEgypt
Died19 October 141
Alexandria, Egypt
BuriedBaucalis, Alexandria
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint Mark's Church
Alma materCatechetical School of Alexandria
Sainthood
Feast day19 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 July (Abib) in 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 141 AD.[1]

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "Lives of Saints :: Baba 9". www.copticchurch.net. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Justus
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria
129–141
Succeeded by
Markianos