Alexandria

Home Coptic Church Ge'ez Church Alexandria, located in Egypt by the Mediterranean Sea, was first evangelized by St. Mark. This See was recognized as the leading See in all of Africa. Among the great saints of the Church to come from this See are Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria. Famous for its Catechetical school and large library, Alexandria was also a hotbed of heresy. 

As was true of other major Sees, Alexandria developed its own liturgy, probably based upon the Divine Liturgy of St. Mark. This liturgy is still the basis for the modern liturgies of the Churches of the Alexandrian tradition.

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