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Ancient Church
Name Link FR POR SWA Affiliation Time Country
'Abraha ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl. 6th century) Ethiopia<
'Abreha ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century ? Ethiopia<
'Abreham ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th-5th century Ethiopia<
Adeodatus ENG


Ancient Church 4th century (372-390) Carthage /North Africa<
Aedesius ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century (early 4th century) Ethiopia<
'Afse ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl. late 5th/ early 6th cen.) Ethiopia<
Agrippa Castor ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt/ Alexandria<
Agrippinus ENG


Ancient Church 3rd century (b. 220) Carthage /Tunisia<
Agrippinus of Alexandria ENG
POR

Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Alef ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Ambrosius ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt/ Alex<
Ammonius (1) ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt/ Alex<
Anaeb ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th-7th century (fl.6th or 7th century) Ethiopia<
Annianus ENG


Ancient Church 1st century Egypt<
Anthony of Egypt (A) ENG FR

Ancient Church 2nd-3rd century (250-356) Egypt<
Anthony of Egypt (B) ENG


Ancient Church 2nd-3rd century (250-356) Egypt<
Apelles ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt/ Alex<
Apollonius ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.183) Alexandria / Egypt<
Apollos ENG


Ancient Church 1st century (mid 1st century) Alexandria / Egypt<
Aquilinus ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage/ Tunisia<
Ariat ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Asbeha ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century ? Ethiopia<
Athanasius I (A)& ENG


Ancient Coptic Church 4th century (c. 296-373) Egypt<
Athanasius I (B)& ENG


Ancient Coptic Church 4th century (c. 296-373) Egypt<
Augustine of Hippo& ENG FR

Ancient Church 4th-5th century (354-430 A.D.) Hippo/ Tunisia<
Avilius ENG


Ancient Church 1st century Egypt<
Barnabas ENG


Ancient Church 1st-2nd century Alex/ Egypt<
Basilides ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Bazen ENG


Ancient Orthodox 1st-2nd century (late 1st-early 2nd century) Ethiopia<
Carpocrates ENG


Ancient Church 2nd Century Egypt/ Alex<
Catherine of Alexandria= ENG FR

Ancient Church 3rd-4th century (-305) Egypt<
Celadion ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Cerdon ENG


Ancient Church 1st-2nd century Egypt<
Cittinus ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage/ Tunisia<
Clement of Alexandria ENG


Ancient Church 2nd-3rd century (160-215) Egypt<
Cosmas Indicopleustes ENG


Ancient Coptic Church 6th Century Egypt<
Cyprian ENG


Ancient Church 3rd century (200-258) Carthage /Tunisia<
Cyril I (of Alexandria) ENG


Ancient Church 4th-5th century (375-444 A.D.) Egypt<
Demetrius ENG


Ancient Church 2nd-3rd century (189-231 A.D). Egypt<
Desert People= ENG


Ancient Coptic Church 3rd-6th century (c. 250-500) Egypt<
Donata= ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage/ Tunisia<
'Edna= ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia
'Efrem Soreyawi ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century (c. 306-c. 375) Ethiopia<
'Ella-Ameda II ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th century (circa) Ethiopia<
'Ella-Gabaz ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th-7th century (circa late 6th-early 7th century) Ethiopia<
Eon ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century Ethiopia<
Epiphanes ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt/ Alex<
Esba'el ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th century Ethiopia<
Eumenes ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Eunuch of Ethiopia ENG


Ancient Orthodox 1st century (fl. 1st century) Ethiopia<
Euprepuis ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century A.D. Ethiopia<
Ezana (Aeizanas) (A)& ENG FR

Ancient Orthodox 4th century Ethiopia<
Ezana (Aeizanas) (B)& ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century Ethiopia<
Ezana (Aeizanas) (C)& ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century Ethiopia<
Felicitas and Perpetua&= ENG FR

Ancient Church 2nd century (d.203) Carthage/ Tunisia<
Felix ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Tunisia/ Egypt<
Frumentius (A) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century (d.380) Ethiopia<
Frumentius (B) ENG FR POR
Ancient Orthodox 4th century (d.380) Ethiopia<
Frumentius (C) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century (d.380) Ethiopia<
Gabra-Masqal ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.6th century) Ethiopia<
Garima ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Gedewon ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.6th century) Ethiopia<
Gelasius ENG


Ancient Church 5th century (d.496) Carthage / Tunisia<
Generosa= ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage /Tunisia<
Gregentius ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.6th century) Ethiopia<
Guba (or Gouba) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Hayas ENG


Ancient Orthodox fl.early 6th c. A.D. Ethiopia<
Haylena-'Ab ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Isidore (1) ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt/ Alex<
Januaria= ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage/ Tunisia<
Julian ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Julian (1) ENG


Ancient Church 6th century Egypt
Julius Cassianus ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Justus I ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Kaleb (A) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (r. 514-543) Ethiopia<
Kaleb (B) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (r. 514-543) Ethiopia<
Lactantius ENG


Ancient Church 2nd-3rd century (250-325) North Africa<
Laetanius ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage/ Tunisia<
Leonides ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt/ Alex<
Libanos ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia/ Eritrea<
Liqanos ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Longinus ENG


Ancient Coptic Church 6th century Egypt<
Lucitas ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d. 180) Carthage / Tunisia<
Mahadayas ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th century (fl.c.5th century) Ethiopia<
Mark ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Mark the Evangelist (A) ENG


Ancient Church 1st century Egypt<
Mata (see Libanos) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.c.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Mattewos ENG

SWA Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.c.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Matto-Masqal ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.c.early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Meropius ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century (fl.c.early 4th century) Ethiopia<
Militiades ENG


Ancient Church 3rd century (d.314) Carthage / Tunisia<
Minas ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century (fl.c.4th century) Ethiopia<
Monica (A)= ENG FR

Ancient Church 4th century (331-387) North Africa<
Monica (B)= ENG


Ancient Church 4th century (331-387) North Africa<
Musa ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century (fl.late 4th century) Ethiopia<
Mygdon (Miggin) ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage / Tunisia<
Namphanio ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage/Tunisia<
Nartzalus ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d. 180) Carthage/ Tunisia<
Navigius ENG


Ancient Church 4th century (latter 4th century) Thagaste / Algeria<
Origen (A) ENG


Ancient Church 2nd-3rd century (185-253) Egypt/ Alex<
Origen (B) ENG


Ancient Church 2nd-3rd century (185-253) Egypt<
Orosius, Paulus ENG


Ancient Church 5th century Hippo/North Africa<
'Os ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia
Ousas ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th century (fl. c. 5th century) Ethiopia<
Pachomius ENG


Ancient Coptic Church 2nd-3rd century (292-346) Egypt<
Pantaenus ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Pantelewon ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Patricius ENG


Ancient Church 4th century (d. 370) Thagaste/ North Africa<
Petros ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th century (fl.c.5th century) Ethiopia<
Petros (Abba) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.6th century) Ethiopia<
Philo Judaeus ENG


Ancient Church 1st century A.D. Egypt/ Alex<
Pierius ENG FR

Ancient Church 3rd century Egypt
Primus ENG


Ancient Coptic Church 2nd century (fl. 110?-122?) Egypt
Qerelos (Abuna) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 7th century (fl. 7th century) Ethiopia<
Qozmos ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.6th century) Ethiopia<
Sadqan, The ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl.late 5th-early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Sahma ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th century (fl.late 5th century) Ethiopia<
Samae ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d.180) Carthage / Tunisia<
Sayzana ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century Ethiopia
Secunda= ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d. 180) Carthage /Tunisia<
Shenoute ENG


Ancient Church 5th century (d. 466) Atripe/ Egypt
Simon (1) ENG


Ancient Church 1st century Libya/Cyrene<
Speratus ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d. 180) Carthage / Tunisia<
Tertullian ENG FR

Ancient Church 2nd-3rd century (160-225) Carthage /Tunisia<
Theodotos ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Alexandria/ Egypt<
Theophilus ENG


Ancient Orthodox 4th century (fl. 4th century) Ethiopia<
Trypho ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Valentinus (1) ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century Egypt<
Vestia= ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d. 180) Carthage /Tunisia<
Veturius ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d. 180) Carthage/ Tunisia<
Victor (1) ENG


Ancient Church 2nd century (d. 198) Carthage / Tunisia<
Victor of Vita ENG


Ancient Church 5th Century Vita/ North Africa<
Yam'ata (or Yem'ata) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century (fl. late 5th/ early 6th cen.) Ethiopia<
Yeshaq (Abuna) ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th century (fl.c.late 5th century) Ethiopia<
Yohannes or Johannes ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th century (b. c. 463 A.D.) Ethiopia<
Yohanni ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.early 6th century) Ethiopia<
Za-'Ella-'Asfeha ENG


Ancient Orthodox 3rd century ? Ethiopia<
Za-Mikael Aragawi (A)& ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century Ethiopia<
Za-Mikael Aragawi (B)& ENG


Ancient Orthodox 5th-6th century Ethiopia<
Zonaenus ENG


Ancient Orthodox 6th century (fl.early 6th century) Ethiopia<

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