Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great
Commemorated on January 17
Saint Anthony the Great is known as the Father of monasticism, and the long ascetical sermon in The Life of Saint Anthony by Saint Athanasius (Sections 16-34), could be called the first monastic Rule..
The Orthodox Church in America
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
- The Orthodox Church in America. 2017. Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great. [ONLINE] Available at: https://oca.org. [Accessed 17 January 2017].