St. Athanasius of Alexandria – Father of Orthodoxy

Wednesday, May 2nd is the feast day of St. Athanasius of Alexandria, known as the Father of Orthodoxy for his defense of the divinity of Christ against the Arian heresy. He was present at the First Council of Nicaea, where he suggested the use of the term “consubstantial with the Father” to describe Christ’s place in the Trinity. He suffered through many persecutions and periods of exile, including exile in the Egyptian desert, but ultimately Athanasius’ defense of Orthodoxy prevailed and is reflected in the Nicene Creed. Watch this catholic.org video to learn more.