St Athanasius (the Athonite)

(c. 920—1003)

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He became a monk in Bithynia but migrated to Mount Athos, where he established the first of its famous monasteries (961). He became Abbot-General of the communities on the Mount, of which 58 existed when he died. Feast day, 5 July.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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