St. Sisoes the Great
Once as influential as his friend Anthony of Egypt, St. Sisoes was an
Egyptian who became a solitary at Sketis while a young man. When St.
Anthony died, Sisoes left the community to live on St. Anthony's Mountain,
which was then deserted. He was known for his patience with and tenderness
toward his disciples. Ill health took him to Clysma on the Red Sea
briefly; he died on the mountain c. 429, after having lived there over 60
years. His sayings are included in the
apothegmata of the Desert Fathers.
Karen Rae Keck
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