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[[Image:AbbaMacariusTheGreat.jpg|thumb|right|Coptic icon of St. Macarius the Great (295-392 A.D.)]] St. Abba '''Marcarius the Great''' (295-392 A.D.; also known as '''Macarius the Egyptian''') was among the most influential [[Desert Fathers]] of Egypt, and a disciple of St. [[Anthony the Great]]. The [[Coptic]] Orthodox Church celebrates his [[feast day]] on [[April 5]] ([[Coptic Calendar|Baramhat 27]]) and the return of his body to his [[monastery]] at Scetis on [[August 25]] ([[Coptic Calendar|Mesra 19]]). The day appointed for his feast in Eastern Orthodoxy is [[January 19]], while the [[Roman Catholic]] Church celebrates it four days earlier on [[January 15]]. Not to be confused with St. [[Macarius of Alexandria]] [http://www.copticcentre.com/copticSt.scopticsaints.html#St.%20Macarius%20of%20Alexandria].
==Sources and further details==
* The Coptic Orthodox Synaxarium: [http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/7_27.html#2], [http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/12_19.html#1]
* [http://www.copticcentre.com/copticSt.scopticsaints.html#St.%20Macarius%20the%20Great St. Saint Macarius the Great (Coptic Centre, UK)]
* [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9049609 Macarius The Egyptian (''Encyclopædia Britannica'')]
* [http://www.coptic.net/articles/CopticTheologyBites.txt Coptic Theology Bites: Excerpts from the theological writings of the Coptic Fathers (CoptNet)]

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