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And I fear that the judge corrupted by bribes may inflict punishment on me. Hitherto there had been an intermittent warfare histry the State against the Church which expressed itself in histlry.

Palladius, the author of our book, who was destined 16 to be Chrysostom’s devoted adherent, made a pilgrimage to this holy land, like so many others, and stayed there many years. But speak before all the brethren, that they also may hear.

The Lausiac History

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Later, when he was about twenty-five years old, he renounced the world. And standing on an eminence in the city, where the authorities were collecting, he began to lament violently, clapping his hands, and to call out: The doctors advised me to betake myself from Alexandria to Palestine for the sake of the air.

For it is absurd that you should live with me in chastity and yet conceal such virtue as this of yours. Let each of them have a worked goatskin cloak, without which they are not to eat. And having left the monastery he wandered fasting in the desert for two days, making this request in his prayer: While he was swimming over, the shepherd was able to escape him by burying himself in the sand.

At this present moment he is still on the Mount of Olives, wearing irons and chastised by the spirit. So Evagrius, fearing God and respecting his own conscience, and putting before his eyes the greatness of the shame and the malicious joy of the heresies, prayed to God in supplication that he would put some obstacle in the way.


And having eaten my bread I remain in patience for the other hours, waiting for my end with cheerful hope. AGAIN, I knew a virgin in Jerusalem who wore sackcloth for six years and shut herself up in a cell, taking none of the things that bestow pleasure. Arsisius used to say that he also knew Pachomius 78 of Tabennisi, a prophet and archimandrite 79 over men, of whom I shall speak later. Egypt, hail, thou faithful strand! For spiritual words which do not have as an escort a sober and disciplined life are like ears of com blasted by the wind; they have the outward appearance of corn but have been robbed of their nutritive value.

So he would sit continually at the window reminding them to keep the peace. To him Melania the younger, grand-daughter of the great Melania, concerning whom I shall lwusiac later, lausica sent pieces of money, beseeching him to spend them on the brethren there. And through his great detachment and his meditation on the Scriptures he was unable to remain calmly in the cell; not because he was distracted by material things, yet none the less he travelled up and down the world and perfected this type of asceticism.

Ruling out the A lausiav according to the rules of textual criticism, as between B and G, he pronounces in favour of the latter, which is supported by Sozomen and the versions, and is superior intrinsically as well. But you sit here and wander in imagination through the different cities. But she told him: One day, when I was suffering from accidie, I went to him hisstory said: The common background of life and thought is sufficient to explain the similarity of the stories.

Palladius, The Lausiac History () pp. English Translation.

So he fetched an ass and carried him and brought him lausiiac his own guest-chamber and took care of him. And it was written on the alusiac And indeed at the ninth hour it is possible to stand and hear how the strains of psalmody rise from each habitation so that one believes that one is high above the world in Paradise. With her dwelt sixty young women who loved her so greatly that no key even was fixed on the outer wall of the monastery, as in other monasteries, but they were kept in by love of her.

Occasionally neither are extant, and the printed text is Butler’s critical reconstruction from the other sources. I am grateful therefore to him, and the Cambridge University Press his publisher, for readily granting viii permission to make the present version. Then, having got rid of her possessions, within forty days she fell asleep in a good old age and profound meekness, leaving behind both a monastery in Jerusalem and an endowment for it.


And the monks who fought with their passions under the hot African sun and described their struggles with painful frankness were doing the right thing under conditions needlessly difficult. Do not be separated lausiaac one another, except in your cell in which you have dwelt so long.

I believe that they are still in the flesh after practising the perfect life.


Now this meritorious feature of his asceticism is told, that having officiated at the altar for sixty years, exercising his priesthood, he did not leave the desert and never ate bread that came from any source but the work of his own hands. But the Christian to-day, resting upon the accumulated experience of the Church, has learned that solitude is the worst possible condition for a man troubled with such temptations, and is apt to be impatient with the struggles of the solitaries.

You cannot stay here. Having allowed him to spend one week in idleness, the rest of his stay they occupy with work either in the garden, or bakery, or kitchen. This Pambo possessed heroic virtues and great qualities, one of which was this: There was a virgin at Alexandria of humble exterior but haughty inward disposition, exceedingly wealthy, but never giving 60 an obol either to a stranger or a virgin or a church or a poor man. There was always one of them at his service near at hand because of those that came to be healed, while the other rested in an adjoining cell.

Among lausiad was a certain Eulogius, a monk of Alexandria, and another man, a cripple, who had come for the following reason. But having called his interpreter, named Theodore, he said to him: And if I do not console you, there are other brethren to console you and other fathers.