Featured Saint 15/05

Pope Athanasius I, the Apostolic, the 20th Patriarch of Alexandria and the See of Saint Mark

Claim to fame: He is a champion of Orthodoxy. As a deacon, he defended the faith and exposed Arius in the Council of Nicea. When Arius claimed Christ was ‘similar’ in essence with the Father, St Athanasius said, ‘One in essence with the Father’.

Quote: “Athanasius fluency in speech and his outspokenness in the council of Nicea brought over him all the hardships that he encountered in his life.”
– Socrates

Fun fact: He was born to pagan parents