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(377—473)

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Cyril of Scythopolis

Cyril of Scythopolis  

(b. c.525), Greek monk and hagiographer. He went to Jerusalem in 543. He was the author of the Lives of seven Palestinian abbots; they are remarkable for their accurate detail.
Demetrios, Church of Saint

Demetrios, Church of Saint  

Located in Thessalonike, this was a major pilgrimage church in the central part of the city, probably built in the 3rd quarter of the 5th C. (W. Kleinbauer, Byzantion 40 ...
Elias I

Elias I  

Patriarch of Jerusalem (23 July 494–Aug. 516); born ca.430, died Aila, on Red Sea, 20 July 518. An Arab by birth, he spent his early youth as an anchorite in ...
Glabas, Michael Tarchaneiotes

Glabas, Michael Tarchaneiotes  

(or Michael Doukas Glabas Tarchaneiotes), protostrator; born ca.1235, died after 1304. Glabas is first mentioned in 1260 as the Byz. official assigned to regain Mesembria from the Bulgarian rebel ...
Juvenal

Juvenal  

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(d. 458), Bp. of Jerusalem from c.422. His main ambition seems to have been to make Jerusalem into a ‘Patriarchal see’. He sided with Cyril of Alexandria against Nestorius at the Council of Ephesus ...
Pharan

Pharan  

(Φαράν), name of several sites in Palestine and Sinai.1. The wilderness of Pharan and the mountain of Pharan mentioned in the Old Testament as the site of a divine theophany ...
St Sabas

St Sabas  

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(439–532), monk. A native of Cappadocia, in 478 he founded a large lavra between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. He reluctantly accepted ordination to the priesthood (not then usual among monks) in 490, ...
Stephen the Younger

Stephen the Younger  

(715–765)Martyr (feast 28 Nov);Stephen, called the Younger to differentiate him from the protomartyr, was a monk put to death by Constantine V (741–775) because he incited those close to ...
Wilderness of Judea

Wilderness of Judea  

Term for the rocky and sparsely inhabited region south of Jerusalem and Jericho and west of the Dead Sea as far as Arad and Elusa, which became the principal area ...

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