Saint Makarius of
Makarius was born in
The Arians went after him, as they persecuted his contemporaneous Makarius of the Cross, with whom he lived for three years. Saint Makarius received the angelic hood (eskeem) from the hand of the Great Saint Anthony. God granted Makarius the gift of performing miraculous deeds, like driving out demons and healing the sick. In his solitude he led an tireless life of holiness for some sixty years, until God called him to his eternal glory in the year 395. May his prayers be with us. Amen.