Kicking at the Darkness: A Meditation on the Life of Apa Matthew the Poor

The article discusses the life of the eighth-century holy person Apa Matthew the Poor. Topics include the monastery named after Saint Pachomius probably founded by Apa Matthew, the work of biographer Serapion on the life of Apa Matthew and Matthew's virtues and deeds as described by Serapion in his works as both ascetic and therapeutic.


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