A Father Reminded Them…

…that the first Christians cared for their souls in such a manner that at night they slept four hours, and then assembled to receive the Lord’s body for four hours, and then they worked for four hours; and then during the day they worked until the ninth hour, and that after that they prepared a small amount of food to the degree that it content them, and then if anyone had tasks to perform that they did this.  And that this in detail is how they lived out their day as they prepared for and awaited Christ.

The Paradise Of The Holy Fathers, Wallis Budge, (tr.)