Pope Shenouda I of Alexandria
Shenouda I of Alexandria
|55th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||8 January 859|
|Papacy ended||19 April 880|
|Died||19 April 880|
|Buried||Saint Mark's Church|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
Pope Shenouda I of Alexandria was the 55th Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (859–880). He is commemorated in the Coptic Synaxarion on the 1st day of Baramudah.
As a result of the attacks by the Berbers and the Bedouins, Pope Shenouda I built walls around the monasteries of the Nitrian Desert. Their height varies between ten and eleven meters, and their widths are about two meters. They were also covered with a thick layer of plaster.
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