The Life and Conduct of the Holy and Blessed Teacher Synkletike
By St. Athanasius the Apostolic
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.