PAPHNUTIUS, SAINT, tenth-century monk and bishop (feast day: 11 Bashans). From his youth Paphnutius was a monk in the Monastery of Macarius (Wadi al-Natrun), where he remained for thirty-five years. The patriarch PHILOTHEUS (979-1003) consecrated him bishop (the SYNAXARION does not mention the see). He continued to wear monk's clothing except when celebrating the holy liturgy. He was bishop for thirty-two years. The HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS makes no reference to Paphnutius in the notice devoted to Patriarch Philotheus.
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