Father Lazarus, is a hermit on the mountain of St. Anthony. His life is one of detachment, silence, and solitude. Those things are not about absence but rather presence. They are practices and ways of life that open us to the very heart of God. They are interior conditions that we can each cultivate regardless… Continue reading Interview with the Last Anchorite!
The first type of monk is the pure life of withdrawal and seclusion: the eremitic life. This is found in particular in Lower Egypt, as well Syria, but there only after the fifth century. The great father of this form of life is St. Anthony. CLICK HERE for the article!
In part 4 of our series looking at the life of St Noufer, we look at the account of Paphnote when he met this Great saint. The exposition you will read was written in old english and i have added new information as well as modernising the english to make it read better for the… Continue reading St Noufer the Hermit
On the road to meeting St Noufer the Hermit, Fr Paphnote encounters a monk by the name of Timothy who tells him his story. It is very interesting to know St Noufers neighbours and as such i thought it reasonable to include his life story as part 3 of our Journey, which aims to discover… Continue reading St Timothy The Hermit
Much of what we know about St Noufer the Hermit comes from the account left by Fr Paphnote, a coptic monk who was summoned by God to search the desert for these great Saints. This is part 2 of our series into the life of St Noufer and it focuses on the biography of Fr… Continue reading Fr Paphnote
It has always been my dream to capture all the information i can gather about St Noufer the Hermit and publish it. I took this as an oath when i was ordained a Sub Deacon with his Name. In realisation of this oath here is the first part of many about this saint. The Theben… Continue reading Theben Desert