Our Holy Father Theodore the Sanctified (368), disciple of S

- -  ::   :: 

      

Our Holy Father Theodore the Sanctified (368), disciple of S

  Admin 29, 2008 1:23 am

Our Holy Father Theodore the Sanctified (368), disciple of St Pachomius the Great


May 16

(May 29 West)

Our Holy Father Theodore the Sanctified (368), disciple of St Pachomius the Great

He was born and raised an unbeliever, but came to faith in Christ as a young man. Not long after being baptised, he heard of Pachomius (May 15) and fled to join him in the desert. Saint Pachomius accepted Theodore as a monk and, because of his humility and obedience, came to esteem him most highly of all the brethren. Theodore's sister joined him in the desert, taking up life in a women's monastery and becoming its abbess. When their mother came to bring them back from the desert, she in turn was persuaded to stay in the women's monastery as a monastic. Finally, Theodore's brother Paphnutius also came to the monastery and was tonsured.
Once the Bishop of Panopolis asked Saint Pachomius to build a monastery for him; Pachomius entrusted Theodore to carry out the work. Some of the brethren grumbled at the authority given to Theodore, for he was younger than many of them; but St Pachomius said: 'Theodore and I fulfill the same service for God; and he also has the authority to give orders as father.' When St Pachomius reposed, he left St Theodore to be spiritual father to the monasteries that he had founded, a task which he faithfully fulfilled until his death at a great age.

_________________
- -

Orthodox Church Fourm - Palestine - Holy land

Admin
Admin

: 271
: 02/01/2008
: 28
: www.orthodox.yoo7.com

    http://www.orthodox.yoo7.com

    

      


- -  ::   :: 

 
: