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St Macarius of Alexandria

(d. c. 394)


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(d. c.394),

Egyptian hermit, often confused with St Macarius of Egypt. He was ordained priest c.355 to serve the monks of Kellia. A monastic rule has been ascribed to him, probably erroneously. Feast day in the W., 2 Jan.; in the E., 19 Jan. or 1 May.

Subjects: Christianity.


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