Pope Primus of Alexandria
Primus of Alexandria
|Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||16 June 106|
|Papacy ended||9 August 118|
|Ordination||43 AD. (Priesthood)|
9 August 118|
|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.
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|Titles of the Great Christian Church|
| Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria