Our Holy Father Serapion
A companion of St Antony the Great, he lived in the Nitrian desert, in charge of the monastery of Arsina which contained 11,000 monks. Palladius and Sozomenes gave him the title `the Great'. He entered into rest in about 366. St Serapion wrote: `Do not think that sickness is grave; only sin is grave ... sickness leads us only to the tomb, but sin follows the sinner beyond it'.
* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
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