SAINT ATHANASIUS THE GREAT
- Patriarch of Alexandria ( 373). St. Athanasius
, commemorated January 18
and May 2
, was a great defender of the Orthodox faith during the Arian controversies and was exiled five times for his labors. Among his major writings are The Incarnation of Christ and The Life of St. Anthony, which serve as major inspirations for Orthodox theology and monastic spirituality.