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He goes on to speak of spiritual children begotten by these holy men, laysiac points out that after all for the great majority of men the New Testament does enjoin marriage.


Modern Language Association http: For they fetch their water from a distance, some from two miles off, some five miles, others half a mile. What’s-your-name, I am Pior your brother, I am he. At the same time also those who traffic in such things were praising her beauty.

We need not attach much importance to the accusation of Origenism which has been the slur on his reputation. At one time the flesh attacks us because it is vigorous; at another the passions attack us through our thoughts; at another the demon himself in malice.

Now he had several cells in the desert: The paragraph divisions are those of Butler, the sections into which the chapters are divided are Lucot’s. They drag her forcibly and say to her: One day a lion met him and, talcing him by surprise, chased him for a mile and then turned back, took his ass and went off. However, in course of time grace drew him on, and historg the twenty-eighth year of his life he gave up the cycle of studies and gave himself up to Christ; and he had spent thirty-five years in the caves.


His casual allusions to Church observances are of great value. In Bistory, who used the Lausiac History see Hist.

Having instructed her own daughter for the condition of virginity she brought her to Christ as a gift of her own body, afterwards following her own daughter in temperance and chastity and the distribution of her goods. But the others are those which are drawn down to hell, having followed the desires of the flesh and revenge. And they learn all the scriptures by heart.

Cronius learned this and was amazed, and having taken a gospel and put it before the brethren took an oath, after telling what had happened, and hostory For it is absurd that you should live with me in chastity and yet conceal such virtue as this of lausiax.

The apostle Peter and his companions used wine to some extent, so that their Master, our Saviour, was himself reproached on account of their participation, by the Jews’ saying: She never sat at table, laausiac partook of a piece of bread, but wiping up the crumbs from the tables and washing the kitchen pots she was content with what she got in this way.

For having divided the property, they applied themselves each to his purpose of pleasing God, but by different tactics. So he met him and was benefited, for he was a man of refined manners and liberal education, and learning from him what other ascetics there were, male or female, he was told of a certain virgin who cultivated solitude and would meet no one.

In his company also a certain Aenesius reached perfection, a worthy man, and so lauwiac Eustathius his brother. I desired to keep my mind for five days only undistracted from the contemplation of God.

Their leaders on the road to destruction are those who have fallen from the heavenly ,ausiac, the demons who fly in the air having fled from their teachers in heaven. B is not an abridgment of A, nor is A Palladius’ second edition of B. But he said to him: I never met him, because his place was so far away.


If he should be an important person, they give him a book, not allowing him to talk to any one before the hour. A Syrian monk, Anan-Isho, living in the sixth-seventh centuries in Mesopotamia, translated the “Lausiac History” into Syriac with further interpolations.

But it makes a good deal of difference 31 to us that men and women were ready to forsake all for Christ and that the sweet savour of their example is still fragrant in our midst.

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

He gives me bad days and nights, so that I do not know what to do to him. But while he was in this state of affliction he healed others. The brethren are ascetics and you cannot endure their labours. What stores of goods she used up in her divine zeal, as it were burning them in a fire, is not for me to dwell on, but for those who dwell in Persia.

On this mountain dwell some men, devotees of asceticism.

But after the fifteen years a demon attacked him, and he rebelled against 93 Eulogius. The following is an outline of his life, with the dates as established by Butler. Such an explanation seems far more plausible than that which used to be given, according to hixtory the pagan monasticism of Egypt was the model for the Christian institution.

But he lived forty years more, always assuring the fathers: