Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 29th March 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Athanasius,Bishop of Alexandria,Confessor,Doctor of the Church,Anthony the Great,demons,demonology,satan,devil
...Day Twenty-five: St. Athanasius: Life of
Anthony: Chaps. 41-50
Who: Bishop of
Alexandria; Confessor and Doctor of
the Church; born c. 296; died 2 May, 373 AD. He was the main defender of
orthodoxy in the 4th-century battle against the Arianism heresy. Certain writers received the title “Doctor” on account of
the great advantage their doctrine had on the whole Church, Athanasius especially for his doctrine on the incarnation.
What: The biography of
Anthony the Great’s life, which helped to spread the concept of
Christian monasticism, particularly in Western Europe.
Why: From the letter’s own prologue: “The life and conversation of
our holy Father,...