In the times of the persecution of Christians under the Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, they were seized and brought to trial, where they openly professed Christ as their King and God. They suffered unimaginable torments with joy. Enraged, their captors tied them to wild horses. They pulled their bodies over rocks and stones and tore them to pieces.
Saint Anthony the Great, the Father of all monks, is a revered and well-known saint among many Christians, including the Orthodox and Catholics. His extraordinary lifestyle and faith still inspire people even today to become monks.