May 2nd — St. Athanasius (Memorial)
May 2, 2007
“Jesus whom I know as my Redeemer cannot
be less than God.”
St. Athanasius–Bishop of Alexandria and Doctor of the Church. A prominent figure of the Nicene party and his strong defense of the Incarnation during the Arian controversy gained him the title “Father of Orthodoxy.” During his lifetime, he suffered many trials, and was exiled many times from Alexandria. Most of what we know today about St. Anthony Abbott is based on the extensive writings St. Athanasius dedicated to the desert monk.
And one of our favorite Fathers!