Gregorius Alexandrinus

Gregorius Alexandrinus (Gregory of Alexandria), patriarch from A.D. 341 to 348. He was chosen by the Arian prelate as at the Couuncil of Antioch, A.D. 341, though the see really belonged to Athanasius, then in exile. He is said to have been a Cappadocian, but his early history is not known. The orthodox party charge him with very violent and oppressive conduct. The Council of Sardica (A.D. 347) declared that he was "not only not a bishop, but not a Christian." The precise date of his death is uncertain, but it seems to have been shortly before the return of Athenasius from his second exile, A.D. 349. Socrates and. Sozomen, however, say that he was deposed by his own party because he did not act with sufficient zeal against their enemies (A.D. 354). — Socrates, Hist. Eccl. 2:10, 14; Sozomen, Hist. Eccl. 3:5, 7; Theodoret, Hist. Eccl. 2:4, 12; Tillemont, Memoires, t. 8; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 21:875.

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