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Saint Paphnutius the Bishop’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroEgyptian bishop and saint
Is Bishop
Saint
From Egypt
Type Religion
Gendermale

Saint Paphnutius the Bishop is an Egyptian saint from the tenth century AD.

He was initially a monk in the Nitrian Desert. He exerted harsh asceticism and worship, ate dry beans, and fasted for many days in a row. He was later ordained a priest, and remained in the wilderness for 35 years. He was ordained bishop by Pope Philotheos of Alexandria, but remained in his rough asceticism even after his ordination. He remained bishop for 32 years, and departed on 11 Pashons.

Sources

  • Coptic Synexarion