Samuel of Alexandria

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Samuel (Kapasoulis) of Alexandria was the Patriarch of the Church of Alexandria for two periods, from 1710 to 1712 and from 1714 to 1723.

Life

Patriarch Samuel was born in 1661. Little is known of his early life or his patriarchate. He was installed the first time as patriarch of Alexandria on February 2, 1710 and left the office in January or February, 1712. His second time as patriarch began two year later in January or February, 1714.

In 1712, Patr. Samuel sent Archbishop Arsenius of Thebas on a mission to Great Britain to ask financial help for the Alexandria patriarchate from Queen Anne. Abp. Arsenius was accompanied by the archimandrite Gennadius, the protosyngellos James, and a deacon named Simeon. In London, Arsenius converted a private house into a Greek chapel, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy every Sunday.

Patr. Samuel reposed in 1723.

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Samuel of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Gerasimus II
Patriarch of Alexandria
1710–1712
Succeeded by:
Cosmas II
Preceded by:
Cosmas II
Patriarch of Alexandria
1714–1723
Succeeded by:
Cosmas II
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