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Saint Athanasius (c. 296–373)

Athanasius, Saint (ath-a-nā’shi-us). One of the fathers of the Christian Church; born at Alexandria about 296 A.D.; died there, May 2, 373. At the council of Nicæa (325) his efforts were instrumental in securing the acceptance of the Nicene Creed. The creed which bears his name was supposed to have been formulated by him, but the term Athanasian was not applied to it until some centuries after his death. He became Patriarch of Alexandria in 328, being afterward deposed and reinstated five times. His chief works, including ‘Orations against the Arians’ and ‘Festal Letters,’ appeared in an English translation by Archibald Robertson (New York, 1892).