St. Anthony of Egypt, a Christian monk from circa 286 CE to 305 lived alone on the mountain Pispir (now called Dayr al-Maymun) in the Egyptian desert, becoming the first Christian hermit and the first Desert Fathers. The demonic temptations he withstood later became the subject of much Christian art. Christians who followed his example were later organized into loose communities, earning him the title of founder of Christian monasticism.
- Anthony the Great – Wikipedia
Anthony or Antony the Great (Greek: Ἀντώνιος Antṓnios; Latin: Antonius; Coptic: Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ⲁⲛⲧⲱⲛⲓ; c. 12 January 251 – 17 January 356), was a Christian monk from Egypt, revered since his death as a saint.
- Saint Anthony of Egypt | Biography, Monasticism, & Facts …
Apr 28, 2020 – Saint Anthony of Egypt, religious hermit, considered the founder and father of organized Christian monasticism.
- St. Anthony Of Egypt – Catholic News Agency
Jan 17, 2020 – In Egypt’s Coptic Catholic and Orthodox Churches, which have a special devotion to the native saint, his feast day is celebrated on Jan. 30.
- Saint Anthony of Egypt – Franciscan Media
January 17. Saint Anthony was a solitary ascetic who practiced great mortification yet drew many people to himself. He responded by founding an early form of …
- Who is Saint Anthony? | St. Anthony
Also known as Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert, and Anthony the Anchorite, he was a leader among the Desert Fathers, who were Christian monks in the .