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coenobite

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a member of a religious order following a communal rule of life
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"Secular" literature notwithstanding, the monastery's success in reaching the coenobitic ideal is attested by its books.
However, these retreats are all in a close relationship with major coenobitic monasteries, geographically, ideologically and visually.
Employing a device which subsequently became the trademark of Serbian postmodern prose, Pavic, in this allegorical story about two kinds of monks, coenobitic and idiorhythmic, transforms his historical material, freely combining it with legendary and mythological sources.
Hospitality was a basic monastic virtue; the Basilian (and Macrinan) style of monastic life included charitable activities for the lay faithful in the neighboring community; and, as Morris has also noted, "[c]entral to the relationship between monks and laity was the role of the monk as spiritual guide." (33) This social, philanthropic, and spiritual monastic outreach was particularly true of coenobitic monasteries in urban areas, such as the Pantokrator in Constantinople.
This multipolarity also governed the phases of late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, with the coenobitic communities and monasteries, the churches and the first universities.
[10] Indeed the hour of noon seems to have been a particularly dangerous time for the solitary monks since, when the noontide demon arrived, he often brought with him a whole host of additional temptations (viewed as combinations of demons and evil thoughts, [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCEBLE IN ASCII] which could assuage the monk's feelings of chronic boredom and make him abandon the coenobitic life forever.