Our Holy Father Tithoes.

Commemorated August 26 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

A disciple of St Pachomius and great among the Egyptian ascetics, he was abbot of Tabennisi. He spent his whole life in absolute purity. One of the brethren once asked him: 'What path leads to humility?' To this Tithoes replied: 'The path to humility is, abstinence, prayer and the considering of oneself as the least of all creatures.' He reached a very high peak of perfection and, whenever he raised his hands in prayer, his spirit entered into ecstasy. He entered into rest in the fourth or fifth century. Our Holy Father Ibistion is commemorated together with him.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK





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