Pope Celadion of Alexandria
Celadion of Alexandria
|9th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||16 January 152|
|Papacy ended||16 July 166|
|Died||16 July 166
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||16 July (9 Epip in the Coptic Calendar)|
Pope Celadion (Keladionus), 9th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. The people and the Bishops in Alexandria elected Celadion to the Apostolic Thorne in the year 152 AD during the reign Antonius Pius. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt and was much loved by the people for he was righteous and wise.
When he took over the leadership, he tended the plants left to him by his predecessors. His days were peaceful, and nothing troubled the serenity of the Christians and Christianity. He remained steadfast in his work for fourteen years, six months and three days and departed in the reign of Aurelius and Lucius Verus, the two sons of the princes, on the 9th of Epip (16th of July), in the year 166 AD.1 He was enshrouded, and buried with his fathers, the patriarchs.
- Meinardus, Otto F.A. (2002). Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity. American University in Cairo Press. ISBN 978-977-424-757-6.
- Atiya, Aziz S. The Coptic Encyclopedia. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1991. ISBN 0-02-897025-X
- The Official website of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy See of Saint Mark the Apostle
- Coptic Documents in French
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