Anthony the Great

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Anthony the Great

 

Born circa 250; died 356. Founder of monasticism in Egypt.

Anthony lived as a hermit in the desert and was canonized by the Christian church. Several letters by him have been preserved, and the so-called Rules of St. Anthony are attributed to him; his authorship, however, is doubtful. The Life of Anthony, written by Athanasius of Alexandria, aimed at creating the ideal image of a Christian ascetic and became the model for Greek hagiography. The story of Anthony’s temptations in the desert has often served as a subject of painting and literature—for example, Flaubert’s The Temptation of St. Anthony.

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30am, our mid-week Communion service will commemorate Anthony of Egypt.
Saint Anthony the Great is a picturebook retelling of the life story of Saint Anthony of Egypt (251-356), a faithful Christian whose dedication to God and secluded lifestyle inspired the practice of monasticism, to such a degree that he has been called "The Father of All Monks".
Anthony of Egypt, for example, the first true monachos, lived alone in the Egyptian desert to the age of 105, if Athanasius's Life of Anthony is to be believed.
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This crossed the mind without a hint of crass disrespect as we supped at the second annual beer festival held in the crypt of St Anthony of Egypt church, on Scottie Road.
The diocese is also faced with raising nearly pounds 250,000 to restore and clean the 150-year-old Conacher organ at St Anthony of Egypt church on Scotland Road, which was covered in soot during the blaze.
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