The Memorial of Saint Alexander of Alexandria
Saint Alexander of Alexandria Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints
Saint Alexander of Alexandria brief life History
|Date of Birth||3rd Century|
|Country of Birth||Egypt in Africa|
|Profession||Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt|
|Place of Work||Alexandria, Egypt|
|Date of Death||February 326|
|Place of Death||Alexandria, Egypt|
|Feast Day||26 February|
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Saint Alexander of Alexandria Short life History
Saint Alexander of Alexandria was also known as Alessandro di Alessandria
He was known as a pious youth. He was Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt in 313. Worked against Arianism, and excommunicated Arius when he preached in the area around Alexandria.
Comparatively little is known of Alexander’s early years. During his time as a priest he experienced the bloody persecutions of Christians by Emperors Galerius and Maximinus Daia.
Alexander became patriarch on the passing of Achillas of Alexandria, whose own remarkably short reign was thought by some to have been brought about by his breaking the command of his own predecessor, Peter of Alexandria, to never readmit Arius into communion.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
He was Key figure in the Council of Nicaea in 325. He was Patriarch of Alexandria and Doctor of the Church.