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It is a matter of debate among scholars today whether any identifiable group or movement of people who can properly be called Messalians (a Syriac term meaning “those who pray,” sometimes represented by the Greek term “Euchites”) ever existed. No primary texts belonging to the Messalians have survived, those accus…

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Argondizza-Moberg, Sean, “Messalians/Euchites”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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