St Pachomius the Great – May 15 I The Hermit, Founder of Coenobitic Monasticism

St. Pachomius, the Great, venerable hermit father, was an early Egyptian ascetic, both a desert Father and a founder of coenobitic monasticism in Egypt. He was born in Thebes (Upper Thebaid), Egypt around A.D. 290, to pagan parents. His name, in his native Coptic, Pachom, means ‘eagle’. He received an excellent secular education, had a good character, Read more…

Mar Athanasius of Alexandria – October 14 I Father of Orthodoxy, Defender of the Faith

St. Athanasius also called St. Athanasius of Alexandria, St. Athanasius the Great, St Athanasius the Confessor or Saint Athanasius the Apostolic, is recognised Christian theologian, ardent ascetic, Church Father and ecclesiastical statesman, the chief defender of Christian orthodoxy against Arianism in the 4th century. He is venerated as a Christian saint, labelled as the ‘Father of Orthodoxy’, for his absolute dedication to the doctrine of Christ’s Read more…