In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading from the Discourse Against the Pagans by Saint Athanasius, bishop (295-373 A.D.). Athanasius was born in Alexandria. He assisted Bishop Alexander at the Council of Nicaea, and later succeeded him as bishop. He fought hard against Arianism all his life, undergoing many sufferings and spending a total of 17 years in exile. He wrote outstanding works to explain and defend orthodoxy. For a reflection, "The word of the Father gives order, direction and unity to creation," please click on the image. Peace be with you!