Monday, November 28, 2011

Succession of St Mark the Evangelist

Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria

Mark the Evangelist (43–68)
Anianus (68–82)
Avilius (83–95)
Kedron (96–106)
Primus (106–118)
Justus (118–129)
Eumenes (131–141)
Markianos (142–152)
Celadion (152–166)
Agrippinus (167–178)
Julian (178–189)
Demetrius I (189–232)
Heraclas (232–248)
Dionysius (248–264)
Maximus (265–282)
Theonas (282–300)
Peter I (300–311)
Achillas (312–313)
Alexander I (313–326) First ecumenical Council occurred

vacant (326–328)

Athanasius I (328–339) Served as a Deacon for the First Council; became Pope of Alexandria

Gregory of Cappadocia (339–346), Arian Patriarch; not accepted by the adherents of the Nicene creed (and thus not counted by Coptic Orthodox, Byzantine Orthodox or Catholic lineages).
Athanasius I (346–373)

Peter II (373–380)

Lucius of Alexandria (373–377), an Arian installed by the Emperor and not recognized by the adherents of the Nicene Creed

Timothy I (380–385) Second Ecumenical Council occurred
Theophilus I (385–412)
Cyril I (412–444) Third Ecumenical Council occurred
Dioscorus I (444–454) Fourth Ecumenical Council occurred/Schism between Oriental Orthodoxy and Eastern Orthodoxy

vacant (454–457)

Timothy II Aelurus (457–477)
Peter III Mongus (477–490)
Athanasius II (490–496)
John I (496–505)
John II (505–516)
Dioscorus II (516–517)
Timothy III (517–535)
Theodosius I (535–567) Last to serve as Patriarch of the Copts and the Greeks
Peter IV (567–569)
Damian (569–605)
Anastasius (605–616)
Andronicus (616–622)
Benjamin I (622–661) Islam entered Egypt
Agatho (661–677)
John III (677–688)
Isaac (688–689)
Simeon I (689–701)
Alexander II (702–729)
Cosmas I (729–730)
Theodosius II (730–742)
Michael I (743–767)
Mina I (767–775)
John IV (776–799)
Mark II (799–819)
Jacob (819–830)
Simeon II (830)
Joseph I (831–849)
Michael II (849–851)
Cosmas II (851–858)
Shenouda I (859–880)
Michael III (880–907)

vacant (907–910)

Gabriel I (910–921)
Cosmas III (921–933)
Macarius I (933–953)
Theophilus II (953–956)
Mina II (956–974)
Abraham (975–978)
Philotheos (979–1003)
Zacharias (1004–1032)
Shenouda II (1032–1046)
Christodolos (1047–1077)
Cyril II (1078–1092)
Michael IV (1092–1102)
Macarius II (1102–1131)
Gabriel II (1131–1145)
Michael V (1145–1146)
John V (1147–1166)
Mark III (1166–1189)
John VI (1189–1216)

vacant (1216–1235)

Cyril III (1235–1243)

vacant (1243–1250)

Athanasius III (1250–1261)
John VII (1262–1268)
Gabriel III (1268–1270)

John VII (restored) (1270–1293)

Theodosius III (1293–1300)
John VIII (1300–1320)
John IX (1320–1327)
Benjamin II (1327–1339)
Peter V (1340–1348)
Mark IV (1348–1363)
John X (1363–1369)
Gabriel IV (1370–1378)
Matthew I (1378–1408)
Gabriel V (1408–1427)
John XI (1427–1452)
Matthew II (1453–1466)
Gabriel VI (1466–1475)
Michael VI (1475–1477)
John XII (1480–1483)
John XIII (1483–1524)

vacant (1524–1526)

Gabriel VII (1526–1569)

vacant (1569–1573)

John XIV (1573–1589)
Gabriel VIII (1587–1603)

vacant (1603–1610)

Mark V (1610–1621)
John XV (1621–1631)
Matthew III (1631–1645)
Mark VI (1645–1660)
Matthew IV (1660–1676)
John XVI (1676–1718)
Peter VI (1718–1726)
John XVII (1727–1745)
Mark VII (1745–1769)
John XVIII (1769–1796)
Mark VIII (1797–1810)
Peter VII (1810–1852)

vacant (1852–1854)

Cyril IV (1854–1861)
Demetrius II (1862–1870)

vacant (1870–1874)

Cyril V (1874–1927)
John XIX (1928–1942)

vacant (1942–1944)

Macarius III (1944–1945)

vacant (1945–1946)

Joseph II (1946–1956)

vacant (1956–1959)

Cyril VI (1959–1971)
Shenouda III (1971-Present)

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