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Encyclopedia > Saint Amun

Ammon or Amun (c. 350 - 412) was a saint and hermit of Egypt. He was one of the most venerated ascetics of the Nitrian desert, and Saint Athanasius mentions him in his life of Saint Anthony. Events January 18 - Magnentius proclaimed Emperor by the army in Autun. ... Events The Visigoths move into Gaul, led by Alarics brother Ataulf. ... In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... A hermit (from the Greek erēmos, signifying desert, uninhabited, hence desert-dweller) is a person who lives to some greater or lesser degree in seclusion and/or isolation from society. ... Athanasius of Alexandria (also spelled Athanasios) was a Christian bishop of Alexandria in the fourth century. ... Anthony is a male first name, (eleventh most popular male first name in the United States as of 2004), derived from the Roman family name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. ...


According to his legend, he was forced into marriage at the age of 20 and persuaded his wife, on their wedding night, to embrace a vow of chastity. The two lived together for 18 years in celibacy, and then he left to become a hermit in the Nitrian desert, while she founded a convent in her own house. He cooperated with Saint Anthony and gathered his monks under his direct supervision, thus forming a monastery from sole hermits. Traditionally, he is supposed to have been the first hermit to have a monastery at Nitria. This is by no means verifiable, but it is more certain that Amun's piety and fame drew others to the region. He is considered to have died at the age of 62 years old. Chastity is a pure state of the human body and mind -- especially pursued for religious or other ethical reasons, as by virtuous sexual abstience in the Judeo-christian usually referred to in modern speech. ... Celibacy may refer either to being unmarried or to sexual abstinence. ... This article is about an abbey as a religious building. ... A Roman Catholic monk A monk is a person who practices monasticism, adopting a strict religious and ascetic lifestyle, usually in community with others following the same path. ... A monastery is the habitation of monks, derived from the Greek word for a hermits cell. ...


His feast day is October 4 in both the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with a saint, and referring to the day as the saints day of that saint. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the Christian Church whose visible head is the Pope, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It teaches that it is the one holy catholic and apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ, and that the sole Church of Christ which in the...


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New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia entry


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Saint Amun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
350 412) was a saint and hermit of Egypt.
He was one of the most venerated ascetics of the Nitrian Desert, and Saint Athanasius mentions him in his life of Saint Anthony.
He cooperated with Saint Anthony and gathered his monks under his direct supervision, thus forming a monastery from sole hermits.
Egypt: Church of Saint Barbara (Sitt Barbara) (863 words)
We are told that Saint Barbara was a beautiful young lady possibly of Asia Minor descent (though some stories say she lived in Heliopolis).
The Cairo church that is now dedicated to her in Old (Coptic) Cairo stands north of the Coptic Museum and to the east of the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus (Abu Serga), on the eastern side of Fort Babylon.
Saint Cyrus (Abu Qir), but was probably reconstructed between 1072 and 1073 to house the relics of Saint Barbara.
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