Orestes

412 Closure of Novatian Churches and Looting of Jewish Sites

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:38

"[St]. Cyril, Theophilus' nephew and "an impetuous, self-promoting radical who believed in backing up the power of the Word with the power of the mob," succeeded Theophilus as patriarch of Alexandria. He was not elected to the position. His supporters won it for him after three days of street fighting with the supporters of Archdeacon Timothy, who was backed by the church hierarchy and the military.