Skip to comments.[Coptic Patriarch] Tawadros Forbids Social Media to Monks, to Safeguard Religious Life
Posted on 08/08/2018 6:50:54 PM PDT by marshmallow
Monks and nuns of the Coptic Orthodox Church, no one excluded, have a month to shut down their personal accounts and any blog they manage on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Within that time frame, they will have to take leave of the forms of communication considered unsuitable for monastic life. Any failure to comply will result in canonical penalties. Among the 12 rules ratified by the patriarch Tawadros II, this is the decree that more than others will raise a clamour. The regulations were ordered for all those who live in the monastic condition inside the Coptic Orthodox Church, after the recent assassination of Bishop Epifanio, massacred probably by stabbing in the monastery of Saint Macarius, of which he was abbot.
The violent death of Anba Epifanio suddenly sped up the process of profound rethinking of the monastic life already begun in the Coptic Church by Pope Tawadros. The martyrdom of the bishop abbot is not due to some jihadist cutthroats. This time, his executioner probably belongs to the circle of people who live in the monastery or who habitually frequent it.
In recent decades, the rebirth of Coptic monastic life has been for millions of Egyptians the instrument to rediscover the treasure of the Christian faith, guarded over the centuries of Muslim domination. But different factors and even struggles and oppositions within the Church, risk dissipating so much spiritual wealth and fruitfulness, as often happens in ecclesial and clerical apparatuses, led by apathy to conceal their dependence on grace and to fall into forms of self-referential arrogance.
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Why would a monk even be on the Interwebs?
Good for the Patriarch!
This might be good for bishops too.
God knows it’s tested my faith more than once!!!! But alas as everything, I come back stronger! ;D
It’s an interesting concept and I think it has some solid merit. A lot of people are moving solidly away from a digital life and reaping fantastic benefits all around.
;D lol. Always cracks me up.
What happened to their prayer life?
All the sudden. that question turns around and comes back at me... :o/
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