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1. Of Alexandria (4th c. AD). “Politicus”; Egyptian hermit; retired to desert of Cellia at 40; regarded as miracle worker. 2. Of Egypt (ca. 300–ca. 390). “The Elder; the Great”; native of Upper Egypt; at ca. 30 joined colony of monks in desert of Scete; ordained priest ca. 340; renowned as miracle worker. 3. Of Jerusalem (d. ca. 334 AD). Bp. Jerusalem ca. 312; opposed Arianism*; present at 325 Council of Nicaea.*

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