Patriarch Zoilus of Alexandria

Zoilus served as Greek Patriarch of Alexandria between 541 and 551.

Zacharias Rhetor reports on how Patriarch Paul of Alexandria was involved in a murder. He was consequently deposed and replaced by Zoilus (in 539/540). Acacius was the military officer tasked to protect Zoilus from the hostile population of Alexandria. Zacharia details: "Ephraim of Antioch was sent to Alexandria, and Abraham Bar Khili [accompanied him]; and, as they passed through Palestine, they took with them a monk named Zoilus. And they went to Alex[andria and] investigated the action of Paul;and they drove him from his see and enthroned Zoilus, a Synodite, in the city: and in order to protect this man from the violence [of] the people of the city, they appointed Acacius Bar Eshkhofo of Amida tribune of the Romans there." [1]


  • "Zoilos (542–551)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  1. Chronicle of Zachariah Rhetor, Bishop of Mytilene. (1899), Book 10, Chapter 1, page 300


Preceded by
Greek Patriarch of Alexandria
Succeeded by

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