Dorotheos of Gaza

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A [[monk]] known for his [[sermon]]s, '''Dorotheos of Gaza''' was born c. 500 in Antioch into a wealthy family. He received a classical education and developed a love of books. He became a monk and was a disciple of Barsanuphrios. C. 540, he left this [[monastery]] to found his own. He may have left because of his fondness for the writings of [[Evagrius Ponticus|Evagrius Pontus]], whose work is sometimes considered similar to that of [[Origen]], whom Barsanuphrios had condemned. As [[archimandrite]], Dorotheos wrote spiritual instructions for his monks in which he praises [[humility]] above all the other virtues. Dorotheos died c. 560, and his works are known largely through quotations found in the writings of Theodore of Studios and his disciples. ([http://www2.evansville.edu/ecoleweb/glossary/dorotheos.html Source and © Karen Rae Keck])
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Our venerable and God-bearing Father '''Dorotheos of Gaza''' (also ''Dorotheus'' or '''Dorotheos of Egypt''') was a sixth-century hermit. He practiced [[asceticism]] in the desert of Egypt for 60 years, and became known for his sermons. His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[September 16]].
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==Quotes==
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==Quotation==
 
"What we need is a little labor! Let us endure this labor that we may obtain mercy."
 
"What we need is a little labor! Let us endure this labor that we may obtain mercy."
  
==Further details==
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==External links==
* [http://www2.evansville.edu/ecoleweb/articles/dorotheos.html Dorotheos of Gaza - article by Timothy W. Seid (The Ecole Initiative)]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102632 Venerable Dorotheus the Hermit of Egypt] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=September&day=16 The Venerable Dorotheus] (''[[Prologue of Ohrid]]'')
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*[http://www2.evansville.edu/ecoleweb/articles/dorotheos.html Dorotheos of Gaza] by Timothy W. Seid (The Ecole Initiative)
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*[http://www2.evansville.edu/ecoleweb/glossary/dorotheos.html Dorotheos of Gaza] by Karen Rae Keck (The Ecole Initiative)
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*[http://www.scourmont.be/studium/bresard/13-gaza.htm The Monks of Gaza c. 500]
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*[http://www.taize.fr/en_article5234.html Dorotheus of Gaza (Sixth Century) Humility and Communion]
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*[[w:Dorotheus of Gaza|''Dorotheus of Gaza'' at Wikipedia]]
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*"Directions on the Spiritual Life" by Abba Dorotheus of Gaza from ''Early Fathers from the Philokalia'', Parts [http://www.innerlightproductions.com/thoughts/jan0701.htm I], [http://www.innerlightproductions.com/thoughts/jan1401.htm II], [http://www.innerlightproductions.com/thoughts/jan2101.htm III], [http://www.innerlightproductions.com/thoughts/jan2801.htm IV], and [http://www.innerlightproductions.com/thoughts/feb0401.htm V]
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*[http://www.antiochian.org/1140710376 The Ethos of Lent] by V. Rev. Fr. George Morelli
  
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[[Category:Church Fathers]]
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[[Category:Egyptian Saints]]
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[[Category:Hermits]]
 
[[Category:Monastics]]
 
[[Category:Monastics]]
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[[Category:Saints]]

Revision as of 13:21, November 12, 2007

Our venerable and God-bearing Father Dorotheos of Gaza (also Dorotheus or Dorotheos of Egypt) was a sixth-century hermit. He practiced asceticism in the desert of Egypt for 60 years, and became known for his sermons. His feast day is celebrated on September 16.

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