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Encyclopedia > Mark II of Alexandria

Mark II (better known as Markianos by the Copts) served as Patriarch of Alexandria (head of the church that became the Coptic Church and the Orthodox Church of Alexandria) between 142 and 152. In modern English usage, the word Copt refers to Christian natives of Egypt, in particular members of the Coptic Orthodox Church. ... The Patriarch of Alexandria is the bishop of Alexandria, Egypt. ... Christ - Coptic Art Coptic Orthodox Christianity is the indigenous form of Christianity that, according to tradition, the apostle Mark established in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century AD (approximately AD 60). ... The Orthodox Church of Alexandria is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Churches. ... Events Construction of the Antonine Wall began in Scotland. ... For other uses, please see 152 (number). ...

Preceded by:
Eumenes
Patriarch of Alexandria
142152
Succeeded by:
Celadion

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Melchites (4665 words)
He was succeded by Clement I (Bahus, 1856-1864), Gregory II (Yussef, 1865-1879), Peter IV (Jeraïjiri, 1897-1902), and Cyril VIII (Jeha, the reigning patriarch, who was elected 27 June, 1903, confirmed at once by telegram from Rome, enthroned in the patriarchal church at Damascus, 8 August, 1903).
His title is "Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and all the East." "Antioch and all the East" is the old title used by all patriarchs of Antioch.
The patriarchates of Jerusalem and Alexandria are administered for the patriarch by vicars.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gospel of Mark (6977 words)
Now Mark, xvi, 9: "But he rising early", etc., might easily be taken to favour the practice of the other Churches, and it is suggested that the Alexandrians may have omitted verse 9 and what follows from their lectionaries, and from these the omission might pass on into manuscripts of the Gospel.
Now, Mark's report of the incident is: "And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased; and they were exceedingly amazed within themselves: for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their heart was blinded" (Mark 6:51-52).
It is surely strange too, if he had Mark's Gospel before him, that he should seem to represent so differently the time of the women's visit to the tomb, the situation of the angel that appeared to them and the purpose for which they came (Matthew 28:1-6; Mark 16:1-6).
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