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"The one who sits in solitude and quiet has escaped from three wars: hearing, speaking, and seeing; yet against one thing shall he continually battle: that is, his own heart." ~Anthony of Egypt (desert Father)

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Righteous St. Anthony the Great Author: Gabriel Toma Chituc Follow him on Facebook. His work is exquisite.

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"The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross." - St. Anthony the Great #monastery #church #beautiful #orthodox #orthodoxchristian #christian #jesuschrist #christianity #easternorthodox #monastery #faith #world #greece #orthodoxy #prayer #liveyourliturgy #europe #ancienthistory #monk #priest #pray #bible #tradition by…

September 11th - St. Paphnutius: Paphnutius the Confessor, was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great and a bishop of a city in the Upper Thebaid in the early fourth century. He is accounted by some as a prominent member of the First Council of Nicaea which took place in 325 CE.

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Painting of Saint Anthony, a part of The Visitation with Saint Nicholas and Saint Anthony Abbot by Piero di Cosimo, ca. 1480.