epsalamThe name Panarion comes from the Greek word Panarium, which means “Medicine chest.”[1] It is the title of a work by St. Epiphanius of Salamis, which refers to “a stock of remedies to offset the poisons of heresy.”[2] In other words, it defended the orthodox faith against heretical assertions. This is one of the functions of The Panarion, namely, to state the Orthodox faith, especially in light of erroneous views. However, it also offers a wide range of resources ranging from devotional to academic material. The information comes from many different contributors, who each have different backgrounds and specializations, in hope that anyone who visits the site will find resources for their particular needs.

[1] Saltet, Louis. “Epiphanius of Salamis.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 13. New York: Robert Appleton Company,1912. 15 Aug. 2017 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13393b.htm&gt;.

[2] Ibid.