Pachomius The Younger


one of the second group of five brothers who came to Pachomius at Tabennese about A.D. 324 (SBo, 24; G1, 26—the known through the Bohairic version and several fragments, and the first of Pachomius, respectively). He is mentioned among the ancient brothers at the time of Pachomius’ appointment of Theodorus as steward of Tabennese (c. 336-337). He was still alive in 368, at the time of the death of Theodorus, and was one of the ancient brothers who then urged HORSIESIOS to speak some words of comfort to the brothers (SBo, 208).

The monk named Pachomius mentioned in the fragment of a Coptic from Codex VII of the could be this Pachomius or any other monk with that name, either “Pachomian” or not.

[See also: Monasticism, Pachomian.]

  • Bacht, H. “Pachomius der Jüngere.” In Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, Vol. 7, col. 1331. Freiburg, 1962.
  • Veilleux, A. “Pacomio il Giovane.” In Bibliotheca sanctorum, Vol. 10, cols. 9-10 (1968).