Nicholas VI of Alexandria

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His Beatitude '''Nicholas VI of Alexandria''' was the Pope and Patriarch of the [[Church of Alexandria]] from 1968 to 1986.  
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His Beatitude '''Nicholas VI of Alexandria''' was the Pope and Patriarch of the [[Church of Alexandria]] from 1968 to 1986. Nicholas came to the throne of the [[see]] of Alexandria during a time when the number of faithful in the patriarchate was falling, an issue that he recognized and faced with determination.
  
Nicholas was born in February 1915. He was elected [[patriarch]] on [[May 10]], 1968.  
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==Life==
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Nicholas (Valeropoulos) was born in February 1915.  
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Bishop Nicholas was the first [[bishop]] [[enthronement|enthroned]] in the newly formed [[Archdiocese of Irinoupolis|Metropolis of Irinoupolis]], in 1959, that supported the Orthodox missionary activity in East Africa consisting of the countries of Kenya, Tazmania, and [[Uganda]].
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He was elected [[patriarch]] on [[May 10]], 1968. After his installation as [[Pope]] of Alexandria, he instituted a reorganization of the patriarchate and improved the infrastructure of its ecclesiastical institutions. He transferred the seat of the patriarchate from the Monastery of St. Savvas to a new [[monastery]] at the Tositsas School in Alexandria that had been closed in 1968.
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He established the Metropolises of [[Archdiocese of the Cape of Good Hope|Good Hope]] (Cape Town) and [[Archdiocese of Zimbabwe|Zimbabwe]] and [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] the first three African Orthodox Bishops for the [[diocese]]s of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  
 
Patr. Nicholas VI took a strong stand against the popular religious position of ecumenicalism, considering it not only a [[heresy]] but a pan-heresy.
 
Patr. Nicholas VI took a strong stand against the popular religious position of ecumenicalism, considering it not only a [[heresy]] but a pan-heresy.
  
He reposed on [[July 9]], 1986.
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He reposed on [[July 9]], 1986 during an official visit in Russia..
  
 
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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*[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=001003&id=200&lang=en  Nicholas VI (1968-1986)]
 
*[[Wikipedia: Patriarch_Nicholas_VI_of_Alexandria]]
 
*[[Wikipedia: Patriarch_Nicholas_VI_of_Alexandria]]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/mpecu.htm  The Moscow Patriarchate and Ecumenism]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/mpecu.htm  The Moscow Patriarchate and Ecumenism]
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*[http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2009/10/completion-of-the-renovation-work-on-the-holy-patriarchal-monαstεry-of-st-savvas-the-sanctified-in-alexandria/  Completion of the Renovation work on the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria]
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==External link==
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*[http://www.greece.org/hec01/www/arts-culture/alexandria/eka2/eka2.htm  The Founding and Early History of EKA]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:52, March 17, 2012

His Beatitude Nicholas VI of Alexandria was the Pope and Patriarch of the Church of Alexandria from 1968 to 1986. Nicholas came to the throne of the see of Alexandria during a time when the number of faithful in the patriarchate was falling, an issue that he recognized and faced with determination.

Life

Nicholas (Valeropoulos) was born in February 1915.

Bishop Nicholas was the first bishop enthroned in the newly formed Metropolis of Irinoupolis, in 1959, that supported the Orthodox missionary activity in East Africa consisting of the countries of Kenya, Tazmania, and Uganda.

He was elected patriarch on May 10, 1968. After his installation as Pope of Alexandria, he instituted a reorganization of the patriarchate and improved the infrastructure of its ecclesiastical institutions. He transferred the seat of the patriarchate from the Monastery of St. Savvas to a new monastery at the Tositsas School in Alexandria that had been closed in 1968.

He established the Metropolises of Good Hope (Cape Town) and Zimbabwe and consecrated the first three African Orthodox Bishops for the dioceses of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Patr. Nicholas VI took a strong stand against the popular religious position of ecumenicalism, considering it not only a heresy but a pan-heresy.

He reposed on July 9, 1986 during an official visit in Russia..

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Nicholas VI of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Metropolitan of Irinoupolis
1959-1968
Succeeded by:
Nicodemus
Preceded by:
Christophoros II
Patriarch of Alexandria
1968-1986
Succeeded by:
Parthenios III (Koinidis)
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