Antonians

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Popular name for the members of various orders under the patronage of Saint Anthony or professing to follow his rule. The original society was founded in the 4th century by Saint Anthony. There are now four important orders so known:

Maronite Congregation of Aleppo, or Aleppines, founded in 1695

Maronites of the Baladite Congregation, founded in 1695

Maronites of the Congregation of Saint Isaias, founded in 1700

Chaldean Antonians of the Congregation of Saint Hormisdas, founded in 1808 by Gabriel Dembo

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  • “Antonians”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2019. Web. 7 March 2021. <>