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Maximus of Alexandria

Maximus of Alexandria was the Bishop of Alexandria during the second half of the third century, from 265 to 282.


Little is known of the life of Bishop Maximus. He was priest in Alexandria, Egypt who administered the see of Alexandria while Bp. Dionysius, his predecessor, was in exile during persecutions.

Maximus was elected to the cathedra of Alexandria after the death of Bp. Dionysius. He participated in the Synod of Antioch that condemned the teachings of Paul Samosata who was then the Bishop of Antioch. Bp. Maximus reposed in 282 of natural causes.

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