Macarius The Great Or The Egyptian (Ca. 300-Ca. 390)

MACARIUS THE GREAT OR THE EGYPTIAN (ca. 300-ca. 390)   A Saint, ascetic. He is one of the great figures of Egyptian monasticism. Macarius was a villager from the southwestern part of the Delta. Around 330 he withdrew into Wadi al-Nartun (Scetis), about 80 kilometers south of Alexandria. He lived for a time in a …

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