Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47a

In the calendar of the church we remember today a monk named Pachomius who lived years 290-346.  Pachomius is the founder of coenobitic Christian monasticism.  The name coenobitic comes from the Greek, κοινός (meaning “common”) and βίος (meaning “life”), and so, a form of monasticism where monks live a common life of prayer and work, which is our own version of monasticism here: coenobitic. Read More