Little is known of the early life of Patr. Artemius. His
dates of birth and repose are unknown. He was respected and experienced. The [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]] elected Artemius to the [[see]] of Alexandria over the objections of the Hellenic Community of Alexandria, although he had recommended [[Archimandrite]] [[Hierotheus II of Alexandria|Hierotheus]] for the Patriarchal Throne.
His patriarchate was one of internal upheaval as neither the [[clergy]] nor [[laity|people]] accepted Artemius as Patriarch of Alexandria. This hostility finally led him to resign on [[
January 30]], 1847.
*[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=001003&id=190&lang=en Artemius (1845-1847)]
[[Category: Patriarchs of Alexandria]]