Yostos El Antony

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Saint Yustos El Antony
Born 1910
Zarabie El-Muharraq, Egypt
Died 1976
Monastery of St. Anthony Egypt
Venerated in Coptic Orthodox Church
Coptic Catholic Church
Major shrine Monastery of St. Anthony
Feast 8 Kiahk

Saint Yostos El Antony, Yustos El Anthony, or Abouna Yustos or The Silent Monk Arabic: يسطس الانطونى‎ (1910 - 1976) was a Christian monk from Egypt.

Hagiography[edit]

St Yustos was born in Zarabie El-Muharraq. His father named him Nagyib. All his live he loved God very much so he asked him to show him a godly way for life. He left his father, mother and brother around the age of 30 and went to the Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite. There, he lived and worked for about 2 years but was not permitted to become a monk. As he rang the bell for prayer one day, the rope broke and after this he was required to leave this monastery.

He walk to the nearby Monastery of Saint Anthony in November 1941 where the head of the monastery accepted him. After some[quantify] years Naguib received the veil of a monk. Subsequently, he became known for his saintly life, silence and asceticism. In particular, he was known for frequently asking, "What time is it?" to remind people to be careful about every deed as this life is short and we must give an account to God for it.

During his[ambiguous] life, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria said of Saint Yustos that "he is the living example of the 4th century monks".

Veneration[edit]

The feast day of St Yustos is celebrated on 8 Kiahk according to the Coptic Calendar used by the Coptic Church. Throughout the 20th century, this will correspond to 4 December of the Julian Calendar and 17 December of the Gregorian Calendar or the day after on both if the previous year of the Coptic Calendar was a leap year.

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