Saint Hilarion (I)
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Abbot and disciple of St. Anthony the Great, companion of St. Hesychius. He was born
in Tabatha, Palestine, and was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. He stayed with St. Anthony in the
desert there before becoming a hermit at Majuma, near Gaza, Israel. In 356, Hilarion returned to St.
Anthony in the Egyptian desert and found that his fame had Spread there too. He fled to Sicily to
escape notice, but Hesychius traced him there. The two went to Dalmatia, Croatia, and then to
Cyprus. Hilarion performed so many miracles that crowds flocked to him when it was discovered he was
in any region. He died on Cyprus, and St. Hesychius secretly took his remains back to Palestine. His
cult is now confined to local calendars.
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