Saint Demetrius of Alexandria

Memorial

Profile

Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt in 188; he served for 43 years. Supported the catechetical school of Alexandria, appointing Origen as director of the school in 203; he later exiled Origen for being ordained without permission.

Died

  • 231 of natural causes

Canonized

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Demetrius of Alexandria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2013. Web. 30 March 2015. <>