Saint Athanasius of Alexandria

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Saint Athanasius of Alexandria

French: Saint Athanase d'Alexandrie, German: Heiliger Athanasius von Alexandria, Spanish: San Atanasio de Alejandría, Italian: Sant Atanasio di Alessandria, Latin: Sanctus Athanasius Alexandrinus, Polish: Święty Atanazy Aleksandryjski, Portuguese: Santo Atanásio de Alexandria
Also Known As: "Athanasius the Great", "Athanasius the Confessor", "Athanasius the Apostolic"
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Death: May 02, 373 (70-81)
Alexandria, Egypt
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About Saint Athanasius of Alexandria

Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (/ˌæθəˈneɪʃəs/; Greek: Ἀθανάσιος Ἀλεξανδρείας, Athanásios Alexandrías; c. 296–298 – 2 May 373), also called Athanasius the Great, Athanasius the Confessor or, primarily in the Coptic Orthodox Church, Athanasius the Apostolic, was the twentieth bishop of Alexandria (as Athanasius I). His episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 June 328 – 2 May 373), of which over 17 were spent in five exiles ordered by four different Roman emperors. Athanasius was a Christian theologian, a Church Father, the chief defender of Trinitarianism against Arianism, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century.

Patron of Saint-Athanase-d'Inverness.


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Saint Athanasius of Alexandria's Timeline

Alexandria, Egypt
May 2, 373
Age 77
Alexandria, Egypt