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Gender of the name Macarius: male
Unique code of the name Macarius: 10424
First name Macarius backwards: Suiracam
Meaning and origin of the name Macarius
Latin name, derived from the ancient Greek name (Μακάριος) [Makarios] - "blissful, blessed"
St. Macarius of Alexandria was born in the year 295 in Alexandria. He was a merchant until the age of 40, when he received Holy Baptism and went off into the desert. After several years of ascetic life he was ordained a presbyter and appointed prior of a monastery known as the “Kellii,” or “cells” in the Egyptian desert, between the Nitria mountain and a skete in which monastic hermits lived in silence, each in his own cell. He was the truest friend of Venerable Macarius of Egypt (+ ca. 390-394), and together with him was exiled from his homeland during the reign of Valens. The two Macariuses were very much alike in character and manner of life, and shared a single instructor and director - Venerable St. Anthony the Great (+ 356), who repeatedly instructed them in how to perfect themselves by living a virtuous life.
St. Macarius gained renown for a multitude of miraculous healings of the sick, and healings of those possessed by demons.