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 (ăth′ə-nā′shəs), Saint Known as "the Great." ad 293?-373.
Greek patriarch of Alexandria and leading defender of Christian orthodoxy against Arianism.
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(Biography) Saint. ?296–373 ad, patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism. Feast day: May 2
ˌAthaˈnasian adj
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(ˌæθ əˈneɪ ʃəs)

Saint, A.D. 296?–373, bishop of Alexandria: opponent of Arianism.
Ath`a•na′sian (-ʒən) adj.
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Noun1.Athanasius - (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against ArianismAthanasius - (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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So urgent a message had not been issued within the memory of old lay-brother Athanasius, who had cleaned the Abbey knocker since the year after the Battle of Bannockburn.
Sleepy old brother Athanasius, at the porter's cell, had a fleeting vision of twinkling feet and flying skirts; but before he had time to rub his eyes the recreant had passed the lodge, and was speeding as fast as his sandals could patter along the Lyndhurst Road.
Named after Athanasius, a fourth century Egyptian bishop and theologian, the Athanasian Creed is one of the three ecumenical creeds universally accepted by the Christian Church along with the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.
For his part, Bishop Athanasius Fahd, Metropolitan of Lattakia and Dependencies, said that Lady of Balmana Monastery is an important religious hub in the country, adding that Christians are deeply rooted in their country where they live in fraternity with their fellow citizens.
The pontiff inaugurated four churches during his current pastoral trip to Europe; Virgin Mary Church in Germany's city of DE-sseldorf, Saint Mary and Saint Verena Church in Switzerland's ZE-rich, Saint Athanasius the Apostle Church in the German city of Bitburg and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Altena.
Niamh is a pupil at the Gillian Chapman School of Dance in Carluke and Gillian was full of praise for the former St Athanasius Primary pupil.
In 367 Athanasius supplied a canon of "divine" books, along with another group used by "heretics" that he termed "apocryphal." The list of 27 canonical texts supplied by Athanasius was only slightly amended from that of Eusebius.
The Man Who Knew Everything: The Strange Life of Athanasius Kircher
Athanasius School and Marywood Academy in Evanston then graduated from DePaul University with a BA in English in 1951.
It would be blasphemy," said Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana.
The verdict was passed down by Father Abdu Abu Kasm and Father Athanasius Shahwan, the former of which is the head of the Christian media committee, and it has been a resounding no.