Dispatch From The Desert: February 2nd thru 9th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid)

  • John of Thebes (Feb. 6th), 6th century monk of Palestine, founder of the Choziba Monastery which is still in use today.
  • Conitus of Alexandria (Feb. 8th),  martyred in  249
  • Mary & Martha of  Tanis [Hermopolis, Egypt]  (Feb.  8th), virgin-martyrs

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A Word from the Fathers & Mothers

 

The Meekness of Abba Bes:

  • Do not swear an oath
  • Do not lie
  • Do not be angry with anyone
  • Live in utmost stillness
  • Live in serenity
  • Be extremely humble
  • Hold yourself unworthy
  • Speak a little when asked
  • Be reluctant to speak

Lives of the Desert Fathers IV on Abba Bess


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