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Synonyms for coenobitic

of or relating to or befitting cenobites or their practices of communal living

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10] Indeed the hour of noon seems to have been a particularly dangerous time for the solitary monks since, when the noontide demon arrived, he often brought with him a whole host of additional temptations (viewed as combinations of demons and evil thoughts, [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCEBLE IN ASCII] which could assuage the monk's feelings of chronic boredom and make him abandon the coenobitic life forever.
Of the many descriptions of coenobitic acedia [13] perhaps the best summary of its early medieval characteristics is to be found in Cassian's De Institutis Coenobiorum (Foundations of Coenobitic Life) where acedia figures as the sixth of the eight major temptations.
First, Syriac asceticism before the middle of the fifth century was not coenobitic but rather deeply individualistic in nature.
Of the three kinds of monasticism that can all be found in the Egyptian experience--the eremitical, the coenobitic, and the lavritic--St Sabas was concerned to develop lavritic monasticism, and saw the coenobium as a training ground for the more solitary life of the lavra.
The monks under Pachomius' charge lived in common quarters, the so-called coenobitic mode familiar to us from later Western monasticism, while those in Lower Egypt continued for some time to favour the eremitical or anchoritic mode established by Antony, that is, living as hermits in close proximity to a charismatic master.
There is a significant paradox regarding the correlation between monastic ideals and the rule: for Nil Sorskii, contemplative spirituality was inseparable from the skete-type rule, which he contrasted with the coenobitic houses that emphasized corporate worship.
All held the `rules' of St Basil in respect, and many were influenced by the pattern of coenobitic monasticism St Theodore established at the Stoudios monastery in the first quarter of the ninth century.