PAPHNUTIUS OF PBOW, SAINT, a fourth-century monk who was steward of the koinonia (community) established by Saint PACHOMIUS. A younger brother of Saint THEODORUS OF TABENNESE, Paphnutius came to the monastery of Tabennese a few years after his brother. When Pachomius established the general administration of the koinonia at PBOW, he appointed Paphnutius as the first great steward of the koinonia, with the responsibility of receiving the fruits of the labor of all the brothers and providing for all their needs. Paphnutius died during the plague of 346, as did Pachomius and many of the older brothers.
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