Abba Theophilus the Archbishop: Are You Edified by Silence?

Feast of St Plato the Great Martyr of Ancyra

Desert_Fathers_Square_6.jpegTHE SAME Abba Theophilus, the archbishop, came to Scetis one day. The brethren who were assembled said to Abba Pambo, “Say something to the archbishop, so that he may be edified.” The old man said to them, “If he is not edified by my silence, he will not be edified by my speech.”

—Abba Theophilus the Archbishop, Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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