Sunday, October 8, 2017

Cenobitic Monks

We just learned about the Eremetic Monks.

The eremetic monks were hermits that mostly lived alone.
Another type of monks were the cenobitic monks who lived with other people.
The word cenobitic comes from the Greek words κοινός βίος (koinos bios), which means common life.
Cenobitic monks live in places like monasteries, and sometimes would even live in cities where they would help build churches and help out the community.
They just lived in the monastery where they prayed and worshiped with other monks.

(from: wikipedia - cenobitic monasticism)

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