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Gerasimus II (Palladas) of Alexandria

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'''Gerasimus II of Alexandria''' was the [[Patriarch]] of the [[Church of Alexandria]] from 1688 to 1710.  Little is known of his early life or of his patriarchate. He was born in [[Archdiocese of Crete|Crete]] in the first half of the seventeenth century.<ref name=SYNAX>Great Synaxaristes: {{el icon}} ''[http://www.synaxarion.gr/gr/sid/1769/sxsaintinfo.aspx Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεράσιμος ὁ Παλλαδὰς Πατριάρχης Ἀλεξανδρείας].'' 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.</ref>  He served as [[Metropolis of Kastoria|Bishop of Kastoria]],<ref name=SYNAX/> and was later installed as [[Patriarch of Alexandria]] on [[November 3]], 1688, succeding the deceased Patriarch [[Parthenius I of Alexandria]], who was killed in the earthquake of 1688 in Smyrna in Asia Minor. He was distinguished for his preaching, having written a great number of [[Homily|homilies]].<ref name=ALEXANDRIA> [http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=001003&id=180&lang=en GERASIMOS II PALLADAS (1688-1710)]. Official web site of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved: 2013-03-07.</ref> He was accused of innovation during the [[Divine Liturgy]], at the point of the sanctification of the Precious Gifts, which brought on a reaction from the Ecumenical Patriarch, and the ending of the misunderstanding.<ref name=ALEXANDRIA/>
One incident related to Gerasimus concerned the wonderworking Kykkos [[icon]] of [[Theotokos|Mother of God]] "Merciful" of Cyprus. A feature of the icon is that no one can see the original, as it is kept under a covering. In 1699, Patr. Gerasimus was the last person who removed the covering and was punished. Only after he offered a prayer to the Mother of God was his wrongdoing forgiven.
 
Patriarch Gerasimus II resigned from his duties on January 20, 1710 because of old age,<ref name=ALEXANDRIA/> and reposed in 1714. He is honoured as a Saint of the Church and is commemorated annually on [[January 16]].<ref name=SYNAX/>
 
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before=[[Parthenius Iof Alexandria|Parthenius I]]|
title=[[List of Patriarchs of Alexandria|Patriarch of Alexandria]]|
years=1688&ndash;1710|
after=[[Samuel of Alexandria|Samuel]]}}
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==References==
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==Sources==
*Great Synaxaristes: {{el icon}} ''[http://www.synaxarion.gr/gr/sid/1769/sxsaintinfo.aspx Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεράσιμος ὁ Παλλαδὰς Πατριάρχης Ἀλεξανδρείας].'' 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.* [http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=001003&id=180&lang=en GERASIMOS II PALLADAS (1688-1710)]. Official web site of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved: 2013-03-07.* [[w:Patriarch Gerasimus II of Alexandria|Patriarch Gerasimus II of Alexandria]]. Wikipedia.* [http:Patriarch_Gerasimus_II_of_Alexandria]//rulers.org/relig.html Religious leaders]. Rulers.org.*[http://www.icon.lt/list/kykkos.htm Kykkos icon of Mother of God "Merciful"] 
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