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Adj.1.coenobitic - of or relating to or befitting cenobites or their practices of communal living
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Pachomius, which situate the beginnings of his coenobitic project to a voice that he heard one day, telling him: <<Struggle, dwell in this place and build a monastery; for many will come to you to become monks with you, and they will profit their souls>> (Bohairic Life, 7).
After being ordained a priest he had started the construction of a coenobitic monastery dedicated to St.
Addressing the celebrated coenobitic reform, which the hagiography claims was mandated by the patriarch and instituted by Sergii and then became a model for new foundations, Miller does not probe how fully communal these measures were.
The institutional reform brought about by the new 1949 Church Statute and a global reintroduction of the coenobitic rule in the Romanian monasteries were seen as significant steps in the institutional consolidation of the Church, and that despite the political context during which they were introduced, and which had undoubtedly played its part in it.
Her argument depends in part on the supposition that Irish Christianity developed from the poetic and imaginative Celts, and in part that Irish monasticism was coenobitic rather than eremitic.
Yet although Taverner evidently intended his vernacular version of a Latin pedagogic exercise to be disseminated as propaganda so as to change the minds of great numbers of people as to the relative holiness of coenobitic and matrimonial forms of life, it is also clear that he valued the text's playful license.