The Life of Saint Hilarion the Great

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by Saint Jerome
published by St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery Press
Paperback: 54 pages

The Great Disciple of Saint Anthony the Great

Through a life of astounding fasting, vigil, and prayer, what Anthony was for Egypt, Hilarion became for all of Palestine and beyond.

The disciple of Saint Antony the Great, the Father of monasticism, Saint Hilarion lived in Gaza in great asceticism and ardent prayer to God, overcoming hordes of demons and conquering the influence of the passions. A divine teacher, a strict ascetic, an amazing wonderworker, many who were desirous of the spiritual life gathered around him, and Saint Hilarion became for Palestine what Saint Antony was for Egypt.