Moses the Ethiopian.Theodore Jurewicz

Moses the Ethiopian was a criminal and gang leader when the need for a safe hideout led him to a colony of desert monks near the ancient town of Scetes near Alexandria, Egypt. He was impressed by the monks’ peaceful ways, and soon became one of them. He is said to have been martyred when a group of Berbers attacked the monastery, which he refused to let the monks defend. He is honored today as an apostle of nonviolence. (Archpriest Theodore Jurewicz)

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