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Peter of Alexandria was a Patriarch of Alexandria (300 - 311). He is revered as a saint by both the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church. The Patriarch of Alexandria is the bishop of Alexandria, Egypt. ... For other uses, see number 300. ... For the band, see 311 (band), for the number see 311 (number) Events June 15 - Licinius issues his own Edict of Toleration, ending persecution of Christians in his own part of the Roman Empire. ... This article considers Catholicism in the broadest ecclesiastical sense. ... The Vladimir Icon, one of the most venerated of Orthodox Christian icons of Mary. ... Jesus Christ in a Coptic icon. ...


The Coptic church believes that Peter was given by his parents to patriarch Theonas to be brought up as a priest, as had Samuel in the Old Testament. He rose through the orders, first becoming a reader, then a deacon, then a priest. On his death bed, Theonas advised the church leaders to choose Peter as his successor, which they did. Eusebius states he was patriarch for 13 years (Historia Ecclesiatica VII.32). Theonas served as Patriarch of Alexandria (head of the church that became the Coptic Church and the Orthodox Church of Alexandria) between 282 and 300. ... For other people with the name Samuel see Sam In the Old Testament, Samuel or Shmuel (שְׁמוּאֵל Name/Heard of God, Standard Hebrew Šəmuʼel, Tiberian Hebrew Šəmûʼēl) is a leader of ancient Israel. ... Note: Judaism uses the term Tanakh instead of Old Testament, because it does not recognize the New Testament as being part of the Biblical canon. ... Deacon is a role in the Christian Church which is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. ... Roman Catholic priest LCDR Allen R. Kuss (USN) aboard USS Enterprise A priest or priestess is a holy man or woman who takes an officiating role in worship of any religion, with the distinguishing characteristic of offering sacrifices. ... Eusebius is the name of several significant historical people: Pope Eusebius - Pope in AD 309 - 310. ...


The years in which Peter fell during the most terrible persecution Christianity was subjected to, that of Roman Emperor Diocletian, which began in 303, and continued intermittently over the next ten years. See also: Timeline of Christianity Beliefs Jesus crucifixion as portrayed by Diego Velázquez. ... Roman Emperor is the term historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... Emperor Diocletian Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (245?–312?), born Diocles, was Roman Emperor as Diocletian from November 20, 284 to May 1, 305. ... Events Diocletian launched the last major persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire; Hierocles was said to have been the instigator of the fierce persecution of the Christians under February 24 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire. ...


During his imprisonment, he and Bishop Meletius of Lycopolis fell into an argument over the treatment of Christians who had either offered a sacrifice or surrendered scriptures to save their lives during the persecution. Peter urged leneincy while Meletius held firmly the lapsed had abandoned their faith and needed to be rebaptised. Their argument became heated, and was ended when Peter hung a curtain between him and Meletius. One of Meletius' followers was Arius. Meletius of Lycopolis (fl. ... Sacrifice (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred, from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacer, sacred; sacred + facere, to make) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, or the lives of animals or people to the gods, as an act of propitiation or worship. ... Arius (AD 256 - 336, poss. ...


One of the acts celebrated in Peter's life was that he calmed the populace of Alexandria before his execution, who were at the point of rioting to save his life. He was executed on November 25, 311. Because he is believed to be the last one to lose his life for the faith in the Diocletian Persecutions, he is referred to in church history "The seal of the Martyrs". November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Theonas
Patriarch of Alexandria
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Succeeded by:
Achillas

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Peter of Alexandria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (299 words)
Peter of Alexandria was a Patriarch of Alexandria (300 - 311).
The years in which Peter fell during the most terrible persecution Christianity was subjected to, that of Roman Emperor Diocletian, which began in 303, and continued intermittently over the next ten years.
Peter urged leneincy while Meletius held firmly the lapsed had abandoned their faith and needed to be rebaptised.
Encyclopedia: Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (771 words)
His Beatitude Peter (Petros) VII (September 3, 1949 – September 11, 2004) was the Eastern Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa from 1997 to 2004.
Before his election, Peter had served as a deacon and a priest, and was consecrated as a bishop in 1983.
Peter VII died along with 16 others (including three other bishops of the Church of Alexandria: Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Carthage, Metropolitan Irenaios of Pelusium, and Bishop Nectarios of Madagascar) when the helicopter carrying them crashed into the Aegean Sea while en route to the monastic enclave of Mount Athos in Greece.
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