One day he was sitting in his cell, an angel appeared to him, saying, “Go and gather together unto thyself those who are wandering and be thou dwelling with them, and lay down for them such laws as I shall tell unto thee.”3

 One ancient writer described Pachomius as “a man endowed with apostolic grace both in teaching and in performing miracles.”4


3. Ann Freemantle, A Treasury of Early Christianity, 389.

4. Jerome and Gennadius, Illustrious Men of the Church, vol.3 Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, 387.