Pachomius


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Pachomius

 

Born circa A.D. 287 in Esna, Upper Egypt; died May 14, 347, in Pebou, Upper Egypt. Founder of cenobitism, a communal form of monasticism.

The son of a Coptic peasant, Pachomius served in the Roman Army. After adopting Christianity, he became a hermit (c. 308; some sources, 314). Between 320 and 325 he founded a monastic community in Tabennisi, Upper Egypt, consisting of nine monasteries for men and two for women, with several thousand members. The monasteries of Pachomius raised and sold agricultural produce. Pachomius formulated the principles of the new type of monasticism in his Rules (written in Coptic and translated into Greek and in 404 from Greek into Latin). The Rules of Pachomius exerted a great influence on the development of monasticism.

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Egyptian caretaker of the Coptic Church Bishop Pachomius shows the ballot bearing the name of Bishop Tawadros in Arabic in 2012
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18) Basil emphasizes the importance of work even more than Pachomius, the founder of cenobitism in the first half of the fourth century, and the first to introduce manual work as part of the spiritual life of the monastery: "He [Pachomius] assumes that those drawn to the cloister will be contemplatives.
L'archeveque de Matrouh, de Beheira et de la Libye, l'abbe Pachomius a denonce les incidents survenus aux abords du siege du pontife, la Cathedrale d'Abasseya.
Tawadros' papal choice coincided with his 60th birthday and was announced by the acting Pope Pachomius following a four-hour Mass.
Following morning mass, altar boy Bishoy Gerges Mossad was chosen by the interim head of the Church, Father Pachomius, to make the selection of pope, his hands guided by God's will, according to Coptic belief.
He is close to Bishop Pachomius, who has led the Church in the interim.
Tawadros is considered close to Bishop Pachomius, who has been acting as the Pope since the death of Pope Shenouda III in March.
Acting head of the church Bishop Pachomius took the ballot from the boy's hand and, showing it to those crowded into St.
An additional discussion of the limitations of the dichotomous forms of monasticism as either following Pachomius or Antony is found in D.
in the East (under Pachomius in Egypt, Basil in Asia Minor, Cassian in Gaul) and in the sixth century in the West finder Benedict of Nursia (480-547).
He deals with Antony the Great, Pachomius, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Palestinian monasticism, including Jerome, Mesopotamian and Syrian monasticism, the desert fathers of Nitria and Scete and their apophthegmata, and Evagrius Ponticus.