Michael II of Alexandria

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His Beatitude Michael II of Alexandria was the Patriarch of the Church of Alexandria from 870 to 903.


Little is known of the life of Patriarch Michael II. Before he was appointed to the see of Alexandria he had been Bishop of Maioumas with the name John. When Eastern Roman emperor Basil I the Macedonian named him to the Alexandrian see in 870, his name was changed to Michael, in honor of his predecessor, Michael I.

It was during his term as patriarch of Alexandria that, in 889, repairs were completed of the Patriarchal [[Monastery of St. [[Savvas the Sanctified]|Monastery of St. Savvas]] in Alexandria that had been damaged during Arab attacks earlier in the ninth century.

After his death in 903, the cathedra of the Church of Alexandria remained vacant until 907.

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Michael II of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Bishop of Maioumas
Succeeded by:

{{succession| before=Michael I| title=Patriarch of Alexandria]]| years=870-903| after=Christodoulus}

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