The Life and Conduct of the Holy and Blessed Teacher Synkletike
by St. Athanasios the Great
Translated and with annotations by Monk Chrysostomos
The first accurate English translation of this classic work, it presents a brief account of St. Synkletike’s early years and her initial monastic struggles. There then follows a lengthy discourse on her teachings, which are presented as though she gave them orally, after great initial reluctance, in a single session, though it is likely that this long discourse is actually a compilation of teachings given over a long period of time. Finally, the life recounts her last days and the patient endurance she showed amid the illnesses that led to her death.