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
...t in your faith
and purpose of mind with Christ and tell that demon to flee in the name of Jesus, and he will!
The growth of the monastic life at this time (about 305 AD)
As Anthony taught on these things, the people rejoiced and came to despise the evil one even more and became strengthened in their faith
So their cells were in the mountains, filled with holy bands of men who sang psalms, loved reading, fasted, prayed, rejoiced in the hope of things to come, laboured in almsgiving, and preserved love and harmony one with another.
More and more people came to saving faith
and began living the ascetic lifestyle, to the point that there was hardly any w...