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Greek Patriarchs of Alexandria

The Greek Patriarch of Alexandria is the head of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa, which holds the second position of honour amongst the patriarchates in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The role of the patriarch is to provide spiritual leadership and guidance to the Orthodox faithful in Africa, as well as to promote unity and cooperation among the various Orthodox churches on the continent. Throughout its history, the patriarch has played a significant role in the spread of Christianity in Africa, and has been a vocal advocate for the rights of Christians throughout the region.

The Patriarchs
Name
Tenure
Popes and Patriarchs of Alexandria and All Africa
Archbishops of Alexandria
1 St Mark the Evangelist
43–61; †<75
••••
2 Anianos
61–82
••••
3 Abilios
83–95
••••
4 Kedron
96–106
••••
5 Primus
106–18
••••
6 Ioustus
118–29
••••
7 Eumenes
131–41
••••
8 Markos II
142–52
••••
9 Keladion
152–66
••••
10 Agrippinos
166–78
••••
11 Ioulianos
178–79
••••
12 Demetrios
189–232
••••
13 Hieraklas
232–48
••••
14 St Dionysios
248–64
••••
15 Maximos
265–82
••••
Paphnytios
282
••••
16 Theonas
282–300
••••
17 St Petros I
300–11
••••
18 Achillas
312–13
••••
Patriarchs of Alexandria and All Africa
Title recognised 325
19 St Alexandros I
313–28
••••
20 St Athanasios I
323–73
••••
Pistus [rival]
335–37
••••
Gregorios [rival]
340–46
••••
Georgios [rival]
357–61
••••
Loukas (1) [rival]
365
••••
21 Petros II
373–80
••••
Loukas  (2) [rival]
375–78
••••
22 Timotheos I
380–85
••••
23 Theophilos I
385–412
••••
24 St Kyrillos I
412–44
••••
25 St Dioskoros  
444–51; †454
••••
Council of Chalcedon 451 schism - Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria formed
26 St Proterios
452–57
••••
Timotheos II Ailouros (1)
457–60
••••
27 Timotheos III (1)
460–75
••••
Timotheos II Ailouros (2)
475–77
••••
28 Petros III (1)
477
••••
[27] Timotheos III (2)
477–82†
••••
[28]  Petros III (2)
482–89
••••
29 Ioannes I
482†
••••
30 Athanasios II
489–96
••••
31 Ioannes II
496–505
••••
32 Ioannes III
505–16
••••
33 Dioskoros II
516–17
••••
34 Timotheos IV
517–35
••••
35 Theodosios I
535–36; †566
••••
36 Gainas
535
••••
37 Paulos
537–40
••••
38 Zoilos
541–51
••••
39 Apollinarios
551–69
••••
40 Ioannes IV
569–79
••••
Vacant 579–81
41 St Eulogios I
581–607
••••
42 St Theodoros I
607–09
••••
43 St Ioannes V
610–19
••••
Vacant 619–21
44 Georgios I
621–31
••••
45 Kyros
631–43
••••
46 Petros IV
643–51
••••
Vacant 651–727
Theodoros II (coadjutor)
c. 662
••••
Petros V (coadjutor)
c. 680
••••
Petros VI (coadjutor)
c. 691
••••
Theophylaktos (coadjutor)
c. 695
••••
Onopsos (coadjutor)
c. 1711
••••
47 Kosmas I
727–68
••••
48 Politianos
768–813
••••
49 Eustathios
813–17
••••
50 Christophoros I
817–41
••••
51 Sophronios I
841–60
••••
52 Michael I
860–70
••••
53 Michael II
870–903
••••
Vacant 903–07
54 Christodoulos
907–32
••••
55 Eutychios
933–40
••••
56 Sophronios II
941
••••
57 Isaak
941–54
••••
58 Iob
954–60
••••
Vacant 960–63
59 Elias I
963–1000
••••
60 St Arsenios
1000–10
••••
61 Theophilos II
1010–20
••••
62 Georgios II
1021–52
••••
63 Leontios
1052–59
••••
64 Alexandros II
1059–62
••••
65 Ioannes VI
1062–1100
••••
67 Theodosios II
1100–?
••••
68 Kyrillos II
1110–?
••••
69 Sabbas
1117?
••••
70 Eulogios II
1130?
••••
71 Sophronios III
<1166–71
••••
72 Elias II
1171–75
••••
73 Eleutherios
1175–80
••••
74 Markos III
1180–1209
••••
75 Nikolaus I
1210–43
••••
76 Gregorios I
1243–63
••••
77 Nikolaus II
1263–76
••••
78 Athanasios III
1276–1316
••••
79 Gregorios II
1316–54
••••
80 Gregorios III
1354–66
••••
81 Nephon
1366–85
••••
82 Markos IV
1385–89
••••
83 Nikolaus III
1389–98
••••
84 Gregorios IV
1398–1412
••••
85 Nikolaus IV
1412–17
••••
86 Athanasios IV
1417–25
••••
87 Markos V
1425–35
••••
88 Philotheos I
1435–59  
••••
89 Markos VI
1459–84
••••
90 Gregorios V
1484–86
••••
91 Ioakeim I
1486–1567
••••
Vacant 1567–69
92 Silbestros
1569–90
••••
93 Meletios I, Patr of Constantinople
1590–1601
Pegas
94 Kyrillos III, Patr of Constantinople
1601–20
Lascaris (172)
95 Gerasimos I
 1620–36
Spartaliotes
96 Metrophanes
1636–39
Kritopoulos
97 Nicephoros
1639–45
Klarontzanes
98 Ioannikios
1645–57
Kos
99 Paisios
1657–78; †1681
••••
100 Parthenios I
1678–88
Prochoros
101 Gerasimos II
1688–1710; †1714
Palidas
102 Samouel (1)
1710–12
Kapasoules
103 Kosmas II, Patr of Constantinople (1)
1712–14
••••
[102] Samouel (2)
1714–23
••••
[103] Kosmas II, Patr of Constantinople (2)
1723–36
••••
104 Kosmas III
1737–46
Kalokagathos
105 Matthaios
 1746–66; †1775
Psaltes
106 Kyprianos, AB of Cyprus
1766–83
••••
107 Gerasimos III
1783–88
Gemares
108 Parthenios II
1788–1805
Pankostas
109 Theophilos III
1805–25
Pankostas
110 Hierotheos I
1825–45
••••
111 Artemios
1845–47; †1852
••••
112 Hierotheos II
1847–58
Staphylopates
113 Kallinikos
1858–61; †1889
Olympios
114 Iakobos II
1861–65
Pankostas
115 Nikanor
1866–69
••••
116 Sophronios IV, Patr of Constantinople (2)
1870–99
••••
117 Photios
1900–25
••••
118 Meletios II, Patr of Constantinople (2)
1926–35
Metaxakes
119 Nikolaos V
1936–39
Euangelides
120 Christophoros II
1939–66; †1967
Danielides
Locum tenens: Konstantinos Katsarakes
1966–68
Katsarakes
121 Nikolaus VI
1968–86
Barelopoulos
122 Parthenios III
1987–96
Koinides
123 Petros VII
1997–2004
Papapetrou
124 Theodoros II
2004–; *1954
Horeftakis

Notes

Anti-patriarchs are in italics.


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