Anianus (2)

Anianus ST., the successor of St. Mark in the patriarchate OF ALEXANDRIA, was a shoemaker whom Mark is said to have converted soon after his entrance into the city, and whom he is said to have established on the episcopal chair two years afterwards. St. Anianus governed the Church of Alexandria about twenty-two years — viz. four years under Mark, and eighteen years after his death. He is supposed to have died Nov. 26, A.D. 86; nevertheless, the Roman martyrology marks his festival April 25 — viz. on the festival of his master, St. Mark. See Baillet, April 25.

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