Book of Saints – Peter of Alexandria

Pictorial Lives of the Saints illustration of Saint Peter of Alexandria, Bishop, MartyrArticle

(Saint) Bishop, Martyr (November 26) (4th century) A learned and holy Prelate who governed the great Church of Alexandria in Egypt for twelve years in very troubled times. He had to face the dangerous schism of Meletius among his own clergy at the very time when the comforting and guiding of Christians in peril of death at the hands of heathen persecutors called for the exercise of all his energies. He seems to have been the first to detect the incipient heresy of Arius. Saint Peter was put to death by order of the Caesar Maximin Daza, together with other Christians (A.D. 311), and was succeeded by Saint Alexander, the predecessor of the great Saint Athanasius.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Peter of Alexandria”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2016. Web. 29 July 2021. <>