Saint Theodosios

Saint Theodosios January 11 Saint Theodosius the Great is considered the founding father of Cenobitic Monasticism (monks living a common life together) and is thus given the epithet of Cenobiarch. Born in Cappadocia to pious parents, Theodosius spent much time in church reading and chanting as the Lord had endowed him with an angelic voice. Praying that he might find the way to salvation, Theodosius visited the Holy Lands and met Saint Simeon the Stylite who prophesied his future in pastoral service. Longing for the solitary life of a monk, Theodosius settled into a deserted cave in Palestine, [...]