St. Antony the Great, the Father of Monasticism †356

 

St. Antony the Great 

St. Antony the Great  is counted as an intercessor for persons with epilepsy and also for those who have suffered an amputation. St. Antony left the world for the desert of Egypt in order to demonstrate the victory of Christ in his own inner being, devoting himself, alone in a cave, to silence and prayer. He suffered ferociously fierce attacks by the evil one for twenty years, but in Christ prevailed, and became a guide to many seeking the life in Christ through total renunciation of the world, prayer, courage, and love. He pioneered, in Christ, the way of life of those we know as the Desert Fathers.

Here are some informative websites concerning his blessed and holy life:

Orthodox Word: St. Antony the Great

GreekIcons.org: Synaxarion: the life of St. Antony the Great, the Anchorite of Egypt, and The Father of All Monks 

The Thirty-Eight Sayings of St Anthony the Great 

OrthodoxInfo.com: The Life of St. Antony the Great, by St. Athanasius the Great (30 pp.)

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