The life of St. Anthony the Great Father of all monks
Year 355 AD, the great saint of Wild Planet, the father of all monks, St. Anthony. This bar was born in 251 in the country Qmn bride, from a wealthy, loving religion of the churches and the poor, Verbaiah in the fear of God. When he was twenty years old, his parents died, he should have to take care of his sister. There he entered the church one day he heard the words of Jesus Christ “that I wanted to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor you will have treasure in heaven and come, follow me.”
He returned home determined to carry this statement and considered it directed to him, he took in the distribution of funds on the poor and needy, peace and sister of the maids, not the monk has emerged yet, but it was all he wanted from the unit, take his place outside the city. And so did the great St. Anthony. Where retired for the rituals and worship, and Satan was there fighting him bored and lazy and fantasies of women, and overcome all this by the power of Christ, and after this move to one of the graves, he or she resided and closed the door on it. Some of his friends come to him, including the feed. But when he saw the devil worship rituals and warm, jealousy and attacked him and beat him severely painful e left lying. It hurts when friends come, they found him on this case, Vhmloh to the church, and found himself a little bit similar to recovery returned to his first. Faod Satan fight a variety of forms in the form of monsters, wolves, lions and snakes and scorpions, and was filming him that are of interest to both apart. The Saint was mocking them, saying: If you had the Sultan was one of you enough to fight me. At that point they are lying in front of the smoke, as the Lord gave him the advantage over the devil. The sing this Psalm: “The God. Dissipate Mbgdoh his enemies and escape from the front of his face.” The longer the same bread enough for six months. No one is allowed to enter, but stood outside and listened to his advice. He continued in this case twenty years of solitary worship. Order of the Lord and then went to Fayoum and found the brothers who were there, then returned to his monastery. At the time of martyrdom yearned to become a martyr, so he left his monastery and went to Alexandria, and was imprisoned for the missing name of Christ and Iazihm. But when he saw him Governor profess Jesus Christ and indifference, is that the city does not appear at all. But St. shrugged off the threat, and was directed by and still require, perhaps leads him of the suffering and martyrdom, but because the Lord saved for the benefit of many people have left the Governor alone. Masterminding of God and Saint returned to his monastery and many who frequent it and hear his teachings. And the opinion that it may distract him from worship, he took dips in the Eastern Desert, and go along with Arbab people into the wilderness for three days, until he found a spring of water and some palm trees and established position and when the Arabs come to him bread. The Balbraip many monsters expelled from there the Lord for it. Some days he would go to the monastery outside, and the brothers who are missing there, and then return to the monastery of procedure. And reached his will to the King Constantine loving God, he wrote to commend him, and asked him to pray for him. Book of the King brothers rejoiced. He has not full of it and said to them: Behold, God wrote the King of kings and Lord of lords Tusina every day and we do not pay attention to, but we offer them, and urged him, saying that the brothers of King Constantine loving church, before writing him a letter to the blessed, asking peace of the realm and the church. And consigned to boredom one day he heard a voice say to him: I leave out and see. Went out and the opinion of the owners Matuszha Bznar example Aliskim Holy Cross, and bonnet on his head, sitting Entwines, and then to pray, and then sit for Entwines too. Attah and a voice say to him: O Antonios do so and you are resting. Fateful for himself in this costume of that time and became a working plexus is no longer boring. Predicted Ishal of the persecution of heretics, the church and shed them, then returned to their first, and upon expiry of the time and the Ministry of St. Macarius Garments uniforms of monasticism and Onebah including Iscon it. As Dent-day death of St. Anba Paula the first tourists, go to St. Antony, and took care of him and given him a magnificent shroud of St. Athanasius the Apostolic Pope XX. And what he felt his departure, near St. Anthony, is that the children hide their body, and give his staff to Macarius, and the scalp to Athanasius and Serapion Almleutp skin to his disciple. Then lay stretched out on the ground and gave up the ghost, Vtlguetha among the angels and saints. And its campaign to the position of perpetual rest. This saint lived for one hundred and five years, struggling in the way of holiness and purity.
His prayers be with us and Glory be to God forever
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