Athanasius, Saint
Athanasius, Saint
Long article on the Bishop of Alexandria, confessor and Doctor of the Church

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  • Athanasius, Saint — born 293, Alexandria, Egypt died May 2, 373, Alexandria; feast day May 2 Early Christian theologian and staunch opponent of Arianism. He studied philosophy and theology at Alexandria, Egypt, and in 325 he attended the Council of Nicaea, which… …   Universalium

  • Athanasius,Saint — Ath·a·na·sius (ăth ə nāʹshəs), Saint Known as “the Great.” A.D. 293? 373. Greek patriarch of Alexandria and leading defender of Christian orthodoxy against Arianism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Athanasius the Great — noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293 373) • Syn: ↑Athanasius, ↑Saint Athanasius, ↑St. Athanasius • Topics: ↑Roman… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint — 1347 80, Italian ascetic and mystic. died A.D. 731, pope 715 731. died A.D. 741, pope 731 741. died A.D. 352, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 337 352. died A.D. 683, Sicilian ecclesiastic: pope 682 683. died A.D. 855, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 847… …   Universalium

  • saint — saintless, adj. /saynt/, n. 1. any of certain persons of exceptional holiness of life, formally recognized as such by the Christian Church, esp. by canonization. 2. a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence. 3. a founder, sponsor, or… …   Universalium

  • Saint Julius I —     Pope St. Julius I     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope St. Julius I     (337 352).     The immediate successor of Pope Silvester, Arcus, ruled the Roman Church for only a very short period from 18 January to 7 October, 336 and after his death… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Athanasius Kircher — Portrait of Kircher from Mundus Subterraneus, 1664 Born 2 May 1601 or 1602 Geisa, Abbacy of Fulda Died 27 November or 28 November 16 …   Wikipedia

  • Athanasius Kircher — Égyptologue Pays de naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saint Athanasius Parish — is a territorial parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California. The parish was established June 19, 1959, by John J. Mitty, D.D., Archbishop of San Francisco, to serve Catholics of Mountain View and Palo Alto. The parish is named …   Wikipedia

  • Athanasius (disambiguation) — Athanasius of Alexandria was a 4th century Christian saint, Coptic pope, and theologian.Athanasius can also refer to:*Pope Athanasius II of Alexandria, 5th century Coptic pope *Pope Athanasius III of Alexandria, 13th century Coptic pope… …   Wikipedia

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