Welcome to Canon15.Nicaea.Ca

In the past century, the ancient practice of selecting from among the monks for the Patriarchate of Alexandria has been replaced with selection from among the bishops. There has been a great deal of debate surrounding the legality and correctness of this practise. This site began as an open letter from the Coptic Orthodox of Canada asking the Synod to follow the canons of the Church, which forbid the transfer of a bishop from one diocese to another. There has also been a great deal of debate over whether the canons apply to the order of general bishops, and even whether there ought to be such a thing as a general bishop (an innovation of the 20th century). 

H.H. Pope Tawadros II was selected, and is now the 118th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, the See of St. Mark. Axios! Axios! Axios!

This site was taken down for some time, as the time for argument has passed, the decision is made. It is now back up in order to serve as a collection of good references as the church continues to debate the role of general bishops, and the bylaws governing the selection of the Patriarch. As such, many of the articles specific to past events will gradually be removed in order to leave only that which is still relevant.