Lessons From the History of the Church 1

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Our Church remained faithful to the traditions of the fathers till the twentieth century. But in 1928AD. The Church broke the tradition when Abba Youannis 19, Metropolitan of El-Biharah was enthroned as the 113th Patriarch of Alexandria. Born 1855 A.D., became a monk 1876 AD. was chosen as Metropolitan El-Biharah in 1887 A.D. He spent forty-two years as a metropolitan, which were full of splendid works. He was enthroned a patriarch on December 16th, 1928 AD.

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Lessons From the History of the Church 2

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Pope Macarius III, 114th Patriarch of Alexandria

Born on February 18th, 1872 AD., he became a monk in 1895 A.D. He was ordained a metropolitan for Assiut on July 11th, 1897 A.D. He was enthroned Patriarch for the See of St. Mark on Sunday, February 19th, 1944 A.D, against the canons of the Church. He remained patriarch for one and a half years and reposed in the Lord 31 August, 1945 AD.

This is a summary of his Patriarchate:

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Lessons From the History of the Church 3

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POPE YOUSAB II 115TH POPE OF ALEXANDRIA

Pope Yusab II (1946-1956) had been Metropolitan of Girga before becoming Pope. A vocal section of the Church opposed his consecration because there is an ancient law in our Church that says that no bishop with a diocese may be ordained as Pope. Amazingly, Anba Yusab and his followers actually campaigned to have him elected! He was actually ambitious for the papacy. That in itself should have rung the alarm bells!

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Lessons From the History of the Church 4

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This incident is told by one of our fathers the priest, it happened in 1981 when my age was a few months. When President Anwar Sadat put Pope Shenouda under house arrest, the reaction of the holy synod was despicable and made the people, the priests and even many bishops very angry.

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Lessons From the History of the Church 5

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When St. Dioscorus was deposed and exiled to Gangra, the Emperor appointed Proterius a Patriarch instead of him. Proterius was one of the disciples of St. Dioscorus but the glory of the Patriarchate blinded him in the same way that the love of money blinded Judas. The people of Alexandria and all Egypt refused to have communion with him and used to go to the monasteries to have communion. He was enraged and started to use the Imperial troops to persecute the Copts and confiscate their properties.

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