St. Athanasius Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Theologians, and Faithful Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians

St. Athanasius Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Athanasius Novena
Novena BeginsApril 23
Feast DayMay 2
Patron Saint ofTheologians, and Faithful Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians

About St. Athanasius

Athanasius led a tumultuous but dedicated life of service to the Church. He was the great champion of the faith against the widespread heresy of Arianism, the teaching by Arius that Jesus was not truly divine. The vigor of his writings earned him the title of doctor of the Church.

Born of a Christian family in Alexandria, Egypt, and given a classical education, Athanasius became secretary to Alexander, the bishop of Alexandria, entered the priesthood and was eventually named bishop himself. His predecessor, Alexander, had been an outspoken critic of a new movement growing in the East—Arianism.

When Athanasius assumed his role as bishop of Alexandria, he continued the fight against Arianism. At first, it seemed that the battle would be easily won and that Arianism would be condemned. Such, however, did not prove to be the case. The Council of Tyre was called and for several reasons that are still unclear, the Emperor Constantine exiled Athanasius to northern Gaul. This was to be the first in a series of travels and exiles reminiscent of the life of Saint Paul.

After Constantine died, his son restored Athanasius as bishop. This lasted only a year, however, for he was deposed once again by a coalition of Arian bishops. Athanasius took his case to Rome, and Pope Julius I called a synod to review the case and other related matters.

Five times Athanasius was exiled for his defense of the doctrine of Christ’s divinity. During one period of his life, he enjoyed 10 years of relative peace—reading, writing, and promoting the Christian life along the lines of the monastic ideal to which he was greatly devoted. His dogmatic and historical writings are almost all polemic, directed against every aspect of Arianism.

Among his ascetical writings, his Life of St. Anthony achieved astonishing popularity and contributed greatly to the establishment of monastic life throughout the Western Christian world.

St. Athanasius Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Athanasius Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Athanasius Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Athanasius Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Athanasius Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Athanasius Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Athanasius Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Athanasius Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Athanasius Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Saint Athanasius, Thy confessor and Bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint. Athanasius, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to St. Athanasius

Almighty ever-living God,
who raised up the Bishop Saint Athanasius
as an outstanding champion of your Son’s divinity,
mercifully grant,
that, rejoicing in his teaching and his protection,
we may never cease to grow in knowledge and love of you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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