Saint Paphnutius the Bishop
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (September 2013)|
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.
|This biographical article about an Egyptian religious figure is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about an Oriental Orthodox clergyman is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a saint is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|