Pope Agatho of Alexandria
Agathon of Alexandria
|39th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy ended||26 October 680|
|Died||26 October 680
|Buried||Saint Mark's Church|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||26 October (16 Babah in the Coptic Calendar)|
Saint Agathon of Alexandria, 39th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. St. Agathon was a disciple of Pope Benjamin I, 38th Pope. Pope Benjamin disappeared for a period of time from Chalcedonian persecutors and left Agathon in his place. Agathon went around the streets and markets in the daytime wearing a carpenter's apparel, and during the night wearing priestly vestments, preaching and instructing until the Arabs conquered Egypt and Pope Benjamin returned.
When Pope Benjamin departed Agathon was chosen Patriarch. In his days the building of St. Macarius' church in the monastery at Wadi El Natrun was completed. Agathon was pope for 19 years.
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