Monk and priest, 4th cent. AD
Macarius the Egyptian (Μακάριος/Makários). Born around the year AD 300, Macarius lived from c. AD 330 - c. 390 as a monk and priest in the Scetic desert (Egypt). The accounts of his life (Rufinus, Historia monachorum 21; Pall. Laus. 17) describe his immaculate ascetism and his miracles. The later hagiographic tradition has developed this into a vita.
Except for a number of oral sayings (Apophthegmata patrum) none of Macarius' pro…