296 - May 2, 373

Twentieth Bishop of Alexandria

From Alexandria, Egypt
Served in Alexandria, Egypt
Affiliation: Christian

"Dead men cannot take effective action; their power of influence on others lasts only till the grave….The Saviour is working mightily among men, every day He is invisibly persuading numbers of people all over the world, both within and beyond the Greek-speaking world, to accept His faith and be obedient to His teaching. Can anyone, in face of this, still doubt that He has risen and lives, or rather that He is Himself the Life? Does a dead man prick the consciences of men...?"

Athanasius of Alexandria (296-373)