Church History-2nd Century. St. Demetrius-12 th Pope of Alexandria and some of the School of Alexandria's Scholars. St. Demetrius-12 th Pope of Alexandria. Outline +Short Biography + God’s purpose in Saint’s life +Achievements +Main events during that period.
St. Demetrius-12th Pope of Alexandria and some of the School of Alexandria's Scholars
+ God’s purpose in Saint’s life
+Main events during that period
+ Departed AD 224 (105yrs old).
+ Before ordination was a simple vinedresser of little learning.
+ After ordination sought learning assiduously and diligently and became one of the most learned prelates.
+ Married young but both him and his wife stayed virgins by agreement without others’ knowledge.
+ Stayed on St. Mark’s throne ca. 43 years.
+ Story of the Grape Cluster and his ordination as Pope of Alexandria.
+ From man of little learning to one of great learning after ordination.
+ Story of disclosing their virginity.
Some of St. Demetrius’ Achievements:
+ The Epact method of calculating Church’s Feasts and its ratification by 2 councils.
+ Strengthening the School of Alexandria with Scholars.
+ Faithfulness in shepherding the Church to the end.
Main Events during that Period
+ Persecutions by Emperor Severus.
+ Growth of Church after persecutions.
+ Famous Anti-Nicene Church Fathers
+ Attention to the Deans of Alexandria’s School.
+ Origen’s precocious emergence.
The Catechetical School of Alexandria:
Some of the Deans of Alexandria’s School
+ St. Pantaenus
+ St. Clement of Alexandria
+ The Scholar Origen