Pope Justus of Alexandria

Saint

Justus of Alexandria
Patriarch of Alexandria
SeeAlexandria
Papacy began118
Papacy ended19 June 129
PredecessorPrimus
SuccessorEumenes
Personal details
BornEgypt
Died19 June 129
Alexandria, Egypt
BuriedBaucalis, Alexandria
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationChurch of Alexandria
Alma materCatechetical School of Alexandria
Sainthood
Feast day19 June (12 Paoni in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Justus was the 6th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria.

Justus was an honorable and learned man before his ordination. He was baptized by Mark the Evangelist, along with his father, his mother and others.[1] St. Mark also appointed him as the first Dean of the Catechetical School of Alexandria.[2] Anianus, the second patriarch, ordained him a deacon, then a priest, and appointed him to preach and teach the people. He was chosen as patriarch to succeed Primus. He shepherded his people with the best of care for ten years. He died on the 12th of Paoni 129 AD, in the sixteenth year of the reign of Hadrian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commemorations for Paona 12". Coptic Church. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
  2. ^ "Saint Mark and the Church of Alexandria". L A Copts. Archived from the original on 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Primus
Patriarch of Alexandria
118–129
Succeeded by
Eumenius