St. Athanasius

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.St. Athanasius - (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against ArianismSt. Athanasius - (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
References in periodicals archive ?
he Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates on Thursday, January 18, the Day of St. Athanasius, who is the ruler of snow and ice.
Cyril and St. Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria and Athanasius, with its unique mural; and the Chapel of the St.
Pat attended St. Athanasius School and Marywood Academy in Evanston then graduated from DePaul University with a BA in English in 1951.
Cyril, Burke also mentioned St. Athanasius as a defender of the faith against the heresy of Arianism, which denied that Jesus was of the same substance as God the Father.
16 at 8 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading, at 9 a.m.
If anyone would like to attend her service to celebrate her life please arrive at St. Athanasius Church, Fountains Road, L4 1QQ, service to start at 11.00am, leaving KIddieland at 10.45am on Thursday, June 26.
For example, St. Athanasius's rules for readmitting Arian heretics to the church informs contemporary Orthodox involvement with ecumenism (82-83).
The term was first applied by St. Athanasius to a collection of Jewish and Christian writings around the year 350.
Indeed, "we will be like him." Western Christians aren't used to talking this way, but here surely is support for the Eastern notion of theosis, as St. Athanasius wrote to Macarius (= "Blessed") in De incarnatione: "The Son of God became man, that we might become god." Of course, we're up against the limits of human language here, but the reading tells us that such is to be expected.
Appendices provide the Creed of St. Athanasius, a brief overview of the Colenso Affair, and notes on the Episcopal Church of Scotland.
I wonder how they view St. Athanasius, 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who "walked apart" from a great deal of the universal church to defend what is now accepted as central Christian orthodoxy: a belief in the deity of God the Son?

Full browser ?