Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and of All Africa

Seal

Founder

The Apostle and Evangelist Mark

Independence

Apostolic Era

Recognition

Orthodox

Primate

Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II

Headquarters

Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt

Territory

Egypt, Nubia, Sudan, Pentapolis, Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and All Africa

Possessions

None

Language

Greek, Arabic, English, French and many African dialects

Adherents

~250,000 – 300,000 in Egypt+ ~1,200,000 Native Africans + 150,000 ex-patriates in the African Continent

Website

Greek Patriarchate of Alexandria (Official site)

The Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria, also known as the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa (Greek: Πατριαρχεῖο Ἀλεξανδρείας καὶ πάσης Ἀφρικῆς) is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Churches. It is sometimes called the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria to distinguish it from the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, and in Egypt members of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate were also known as Melkite, because they remained in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople after the schism that followed the Council of Chalcedon in 451.

From: Wikipedia



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