St. Pachomius.jpgWe honor a great Church father, Saint Pachomiuswith the liturgical memorial today. 

Saint Pachomius is a founding figure in Christian monasticism. History recalls for us that it Pachomius who is attributed with being the first to write a rule for cenobitic (communal monk, as opposed to being a hermit) monastic life. The text survives only in Coptic.

Pachomius lived in the first half of the 4th century, he is a former soldier in the Roman army.

Saint Pachomius, pray for us!

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