coenobitic


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Synonyms for coenobitic

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

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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.
John Chrysosthomos's Exhortations to Stagirius, Nilus's Treatise on the Eight Evil Spirits, and Johanis Cassian's The Foundations of Coenobitic Life and the Eight Capital Sins and Collationes (or Conversations).
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.
Anthony of Egypt, died 356) and the hermits living alone (anchorites) gave way to hermits living together (coenobitic communities), especially those inspired by St.
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.