cleanup}}Origen was born in Alexandria around 185AD and died around 254AD.
"not quite seventeen" when an anti-Christian persecution began in Alexandria , and is was during this persecution that his father was martyred. This same persecution led to him being appointed head (didaskalos ) of the Cathetical School in Alexandria by Bishop Demetrius.
230AD he was ordained in Palestine without the authority of Demetrius who subsequently expelled him from Alexandria.
Parts of his teaching were [http://www.comparativereligion.com/anathemas.html anathematised] at the [[Fifth Ecumenical Council]] in 553AD.
A Coptic view ]