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Pope Simeon I of Alexandria

Saint

Simeon I of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began19 December 692
Papacy ended699
PredecessorIsaac
SuccessorAlexander II
Personal details
Born
Died699
Egypt
BuriedSaint Mark's Church
NationalitySyrian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint Mark's Church
Sainthood
Feast day(24 Abib in the Coptic calendar)

Pope Simeon I of Alexandria (fl. 695), 42nd Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

The first pope elected from among the Syrians to the See of St. Mark was Pope Simeon I. He was a monk in the Pateron Monastery (Deir Al-Zugag). The Synaxarium links Simeon to his Syrian heritage by mentioning to his readers that Severus of Antioch was buried in the monastery. The Synaxarium attests to his saintly life. There were two attempts to poison Pope Simeon and he survived both of them. Pope Simeon was a great reformer. He fought very fiercely against a new trend among Coptic men who began emulating the Arabs by taking more than one wife.

Preceded byIsaac Coptic Pope 692–700 Succeeded byAlexander II


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