Pope Timothy II of Alexandria
Timothy II of Alexandria
|Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy ended||31 July 477|
|Predecessor||Dioscorus the Great|
|Died||31 July 477|
|Buried||Saint Mark's Church|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||31 July Julian Calendar (7 Mesra in the Coptic Calendar)|
Pope Timothy II of Alexandria (died 477), also known as Αἴλουρος/Aelurus (from Greek cat because of his small build or in this case probably "weasel"), succeeded twice in supplanting the Chalcedonian Patriarch of Alexandria.
After Proterius of Alexandria, who has been installed as Patriarch after the Council, was murdered at Timothy's instigation at the baptistery during Easter, he returned openly to Alexandria as Patriarch. He persecuted the Chalcedonians.
In 460, the Emperor expelled him from Alexandria and installed the Chalcedonian Timothy III Salophakiolos as Patriarch.
An uprising in 475 again brought Timothy II back to Alexandria, where he ruled as Patriarch until his death.
- Meyendorff, John (1989). Imperial unity and Christian divisions: The Church 450-680 A.D. The Church in history. 2. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.
- "Timotheos II, Ailuros (457–460)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
- البابا تيموثاوس الثاني [Pope Timothy II] (in Arabic). Official website of St. Takla Haymanot's Church. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
| Coptic Pope