Athanasius, Roman Catholic Bishop and Doctor of the Church. His refusal to tolerate the Arian heresy was the cause of many trials and persecutions for St. He spent seventeen of the forty-six years of his episcopate in exile.Feastday May 2
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Athanasius the Great was a Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. He was the great defender of the faith and the man to whom we chiefly owe the preservation of the Christian faith against early heresies.
St Athanasius of Alexandria/ c. – 2 May also called Athanasius the Great, Athanasius the Confessor or, primarily in the Coptic Orthodox Church, Athanasius the Apostolic, was the twentieth bishop of Alexandria (as Athanasius I)