(360, Dobruja – 430/435, Marseille). Born in a Christian home, Cassian undertook a pilgrimage to Palestine and Egypt, where for more than a decade he was a student of the monastic fathers. During the Origenistic controversies he left Egypt c. 399/400, went to Constantinople and John Chrysostom, went to Rome after the latter's banishment, and ultimately settled in southern Gaul, where in 415 he founded a monastery and a convent.
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Cite this pageHolze, Heinrich, “Cassian, John (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10878>
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