St Athanasius icon
Born in Egypt in the third century, Saint Athanasius is revered as one of the early pillars of the Church. His clear explanation of Christian faith and refutation of the Arian heresy earned him decades of persecution at the hands of the Arians, and later exile by the emperor Julian the Apostate. A great friend of the monks of Egypt, his biography of Saint Anthony the Great inspired Christians around the Mediterranean to travel to Egypt to embrace the monastic life. This St Athansius icon is part of our saint icons collection.