The Memorial of Saint Macarius of Egypt
Saint Macarius of Egypt is the Patron Saint of Egypt
Saint Macarius of Egypt Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Monks who became Saints
Saint Macarius of Egypt brief life History
|Date of Birth||300 AD|
|Country of Birth||Egypt in Africa|
|Profession||Egyptian Christian monk and hermit|
|Place of Work||Egypt|
|Date of Death||391 AD|
|Place of Death||Scetes, Egypt|
|Feast Day||15 January|
|Patron Saint of||Egypt|
Saint Macarius of Egypt Short life History
Saint Macarius of Egypt is also known as
• Macarius the Elder
• Macarius the Great
• Macarius the Thébaïde
• Makarios the Great
He was a shepherd in the desert region of Skete. Falsley accused of assaulting a woman, but was acquitted. He was a Hermit and Spiritual student of Saint Anthony the Abbot. He founded the monastic community in Skete.
He was ordained at age 40. His sanctity drew followers, and his desert community numbered thousands at his death.
He fought Arianism, and was exiled for it. Several Libyan desert monasteries still bear the name Macarius.
Today’s Saint Macarius of Egypt Feast Day Quote:
After his death, the natives of his village of Shabsheer stole the body and built a great church for him in their village. Pope Michael V of Alexandria brought the relics of Saint Macarius back to the Nitrian Desert on 19 Mesori. Today, the body of Saint Macarius is found in his monastery, the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great in Scetes, Egypt.