Patriarch Paul of Alexandria

Patriarch Paul of Alexandria was Greek Patriarch of Alexandria between 537 and 542.

He was elected Patriarch in 537 when the Greek Church of Alexandria, which had previously recognized the Miaphysite Theodosius I, then exiled Gainas. He was the first Chalcedonian to be elected Patriarch since 482. He was deposed by the Synod of Gaza, but later reinstated.[1]

This election was the final split between the Miaphysite and Orthodox lineage, which lasts until today.


  1. Hefele, Charles Joseph. "The Synods of the Third Century". Christo Raul Reading Hall. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.


  • "Paul (537–542)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
Preceded by
Greek Patriarch of Alexandria
Succeeded by

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