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The Venerable Saint '''Theodosius the Great''', also '''Theodosius the Cenobiarch''' lived during the fifth-sixth centuries (423 AD - 529 AD), and was the founder and organizer of the [[cenobitic]] way of [[monasticism|monastic life]].<ref group="note">Note that Saint [[Pachomius the Great]] (ca.292-346 AD) was also a founder of [[cenobitic]] monasticism, earlier on in the Egyptian Desert.</ref> The [[monastery]] that he founded in 476 AD became known as the "Monastery of St. Theodosius", and includes his tomb.<ref group="note">The "Monastery of St. Theodosius" was founded east of the village of [[w:al-Ubeidiya|al-Ubeidiya]] (ancient Cathismus) in the West Bank, 12 kilometres east of [[Church of the Nativity (Bethlehem)|Bethlehem]]. The current structure was built by the Crusaders in the 12th-century. It is located on a hilltop and is under the administration of the [[Church of Jerusalem|Greek Orthodox Church]].</ref> His [[feast day]] is on [[January 11]].
your tears, O chief shepherd of the divine flock of God.<br>
Therefore, we cry to you: "Rejoice, Father Theodosius."