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Early life[ edit ] Moses was a black servant of a government official in Egypt who dismissed him for theft and suspected murder. Conversion to Christianity[ edit ] Modern icon of Saint Moses the Black On one occasion, a barking dog prevented Moses from carrying out a robbery, so he swore vengeance on the owner.
The owner, again alerted, hid, and the frustrated Moses took some of his sheep to slaughter. Attempting to hide from local authorities, he took shelter with some monks in a colony in the desert of Wadi El Natrunthen called Scetes, near Alexandria.
The dedication of their lives, as well as their peace and contentment, influenced Moses deeply. He soon gave up his old way of life, became a Christianwas baptized and joined the monastic community at Scetes.
His flair for adventure remained with him. Attacked by a group of robbers in his desert cell, Moses fought back, overpowered the intruders, and dragged them to the chapel where the other monks were at prayer. He told the brothers that he did not think it is Christian to hurt the robbers and asked what he should do with them.
The robbers themselves repented and joined the community as brothers afterwards. Moses was zealous in all he did, but became discouraged when he concluded he was not perfect enough.
Early one morning, Saint Isidore, abbot of the monasterytook Moses to the roof and together they watched the first rays of dawn come over the horizon.
Isidore told Moses, "Only slowly do the rays of the sun drive away the night and usher in a new day, and thus, only slowly does one become a perfect contemplative. The abbot ordered the brothers to fast during a particular week. Some brothers came to Moses, and he prepared a meal for them.
Neighboring monks reported to the abbot that Moses was breaking the fast. When they came to confront Moses, they changed their minds, saying "You did not keep a human commandment, but it was so that you might keep the divine commandment of hospitality.
When a brother committed a fault and Moses was invited to a meeting to discuss an appropriate penance, Moses refused to attend.
When he was again called to the meeting, Moses took a leaking jug filled with water and carried it on his shoulder. Another version of the story has him carrying a basket filled with sand.
When he arrived at the meeting place, the others asked why he was carrying the jug. He replied, "My sins run out behind me and I do not see them, but today I am coming to judge the errors of another.
Later, he was ordained a priest. The brothers wanted to defend themselves, but Moses forbade it.
He told them to retreat, rather than take up weapons. Citing that a violent death was the appropriate death for a former robber -- "all who take the sword will perish by the sword"—he opted to remain behind.
He was joined by seven others, and they were together martyred by the bandits on 24 Paoni July 1. Abba Moses asked Abba Zechariah a question when he was about to die, and said unto him, "Father, is it good that we should hold our peace?
So sudden a conversion from vice to virtue was never before witnessed, nor such rapid attainments in monastical philosophy. Hence God rendered him an object of dread to the demons and he was ordained presbyter over the monks at Scetis. After a life spent in this manner, he died at the age of seventy-five, leaving behind him numerous eminent disciples.A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.
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