He was known as the Father of Orthodoxy and was the bishop of Alexandria in Egypt. He is best known for his wrtings against Arianism. Ariustaught that Christ was a created being who was different from and less than the Father.

 Athanasius concluded his account of Antony by saying:

And we ought not to doubt whether such marvels were wrought by the and of a man. For it is the promise of the Saviour, when He saith, “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say to this mountain, remove hence and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”5

 “We know bishops who work wonders miracles and monks who do not.”6


5. Athanasius, Life of Anthony, 218.

6. Athanasius, Letters of Athanasius, vol. 4 Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, 560.