Sayings Of The Fathers (Apophthegmata Patrum)

SAYINGS OF THE FATHERS The fourth and fifth centuries witnessed the spread of monasticism in the Egyptian desert. Monks strove to live according to certain ideals of conduct that were expressed by many early monks. The majority of these stories, memorable sayings, or anecdotes were provided in Macarius‘ settlements at Nitria and Scetis. These “words” …

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