Anianus of Alexandria

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For the fifth-century monk, see Annianus of Alexandria.
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A relief of St Mark baptising Anianus

Anianus served as Patriarch of Alexandria from 61 to 82, a position which preceded the Popes of the Coptic Church and Orthodox Church of Alexandria. He was the successor of Mark the Evangelist, and is, in fact, mentioned in the apocryphal Acts of Mark.

His origins are disputed; Mark suggests he was a cobbler, whereas more modern sources suggest he was a noble.

He has received a sainthood - his feast day being April 25; see Calendar of saints or April 25 (Orthodox Liturgics)


Preceded by:
Mark the Evangelist
Patriarch of Alexandria
61–82
Succeeded by:
Avilius

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