Desert Fathers


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  • Desert Fathers — Coptic icon of Saint Anthony the Great. The Desert Fathers were hermits, ascetics, monks, and nuns (Desert Mothers) who lived mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt beginning around the third century AD. The most well known was Anthony the Great,… …   Wikipedia

  • desert fathers — monks, as Saint Anthony or Saint Pachomius, who lived as hermits in the deserts of Egypt and founded the first Christian monasteries. * * * ▪ Christian hermits       early Christian hermits (hermit) whose practice of asceticism in the Egyptian… …   Universalium

  • desert fathers — monks, as Saint Anthony or Saint Pachomius, who lived as hermits in the deserts of Egypt and founded the first Christian monasteries …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert fathers and mothers —  Пустыни, отцы и матери …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Sayings of the Desert Fathers —    See Apophthegmata Patrum …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Desert Mothers — Saint Paula and her daughter Eustochium with their spiritual advisor Saint Jerome painting by Francisco de Zurbarán. The Desert Mothers were female Christian ascetics living in the desert of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria in the 4th and 5th… …   Wikipedia

  • Church Fathers — The Church Fathers, an 11th century Kievan miniature from Svyatoslav s Miscellany The Church Fathers, Early Church Fathers, Christian Fathers, or Fathers of the Church were early and influential theologians, eminent Christian teachers and great… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Church Fathers — The following is a list of Christian Church Fathers. Catholics generally regard the Patristic period to have closed with the death of John of Damascus, a Doctor of the Church, in 749. However, Eastern Orthodox Christians believe that the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sarah of the Desert — Amma Sarah of the Desert (5th century) was an early Desert Mother who is known to us today solely through the collected sayings of the Desert Fathers. Amma Sarah was a hermit and lived a life dedicated to strict asceticism for some sixty years.… …   Wikipedia

  • Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …   Universalium

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