Gerasimus II (Palladas) of Alexandria

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'''Gerasimus II of Alexandria''' was the [[Patriarch]] of the [[Church of Alexandria]] from 1688 to 1710. Little is known of his patriarchate.  
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'''Gerasimus II of Alexandria''' was the [[Patriarch]] of the [[Church of Alexandria]] from 1688 to 1710. Little is known of his early life nor his patriarchate.
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Patriarch Gerasimus II was installed as patriarch of Alexandria on [[November 3]], 1688 and left the office on [[January 10]], 1700.
  
 
One incident related to Gerasimus concerned the wonderworking Kykkos [[icon]] of [[Theotokos|Mother of God]] "Merciful" of Cyprus. A feature of the icon is that no one can see the original, as it is kept under a covering. In 1699, Patr. Gerasimus was the last person who removed the covering and was punished. Only after he offered a prayer to the Mother of God was his wrongdoing forgiven.
 
One incident related to Gerasimus concerned the wonderworking Kykkos [[icon]] of [[Theotokos|Mother of God]] "Merciful" of Cyprus. A feature of the icon is that no one can see the original, as it is kept under a covering. In 1699, Patr. Gerasimus was the last person who removed the covering and was punished. Only after he offered a prayer to the Mother of God was his wrongdoing forgiven.
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Patr. Gerasimus reposed in 1714.
  
 
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==Sources==
 
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*[[Wikipedia:Patriarch_Gerasimus_II_of_Alexandria]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Patriarch_Gerasimus_II_of_Alexandria]]
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*[http://rulers.org/relig.html Religious leaders]
 
*[http://www.icon.lt/list/kykkos.htm  Kykkos icon of Mother of God "Merciful"]
 
*[http://www.icon.lt/list/kykkos.htm  Kykkos icon of Mother of God "Merciful"]
  
  
 
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[[Category: Patriarchs of Alexandria]]
 
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Revision as of 13:38, February 27, 2012

Gerasimus II of Alexandria was the Patriarch of the Church of Alexandria from 1688 to 1710. Little is known of his early life nor his patriarchate.

Patriarch Gerasimus II was installed as patriarch of Alexandria on November 3, 1688 and left the office on January 10, 1700.

One incident related to Gerasimus concerned the wonderworking Kykkos icon of Mother of God "Merciful" of Cyprus. A feature of the icon is that no one can see the original, as it is kept under a covering. In 1699, Patr. Gerasimus was the last person who removed the covering and was punished. Only after he offered a prayer to the Mother of God was his wrongdoing forgiven.

Patr. Gerasimus reposed in 1714.

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Gerasimus II (Palladas) of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Parthenius I
Patriarch of Alexandria
1688–1710
Succeeded by:
Samuel
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