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Euthymius the Great
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(377, Melitene, Armenia – 473) became a monk and traveled to Jerusalem in 405/406 to join Chariton's monastery at Pharan. Later he founded monasteries of Theoctistus in 411, Caparbaricha in 422, and Paremboles in 430, a Bedouin Christian settlement, although he lived most of his life at his laurite monastery, where he settled in 428. He was a solitary, influenced by Egyptian traditions, and was influential in the period after Chalcedon, supporting the Council against the majority of monks and having a decisive part in Jerusalem's acceptance of its teaching. He wa…

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Binns, John, “Euthymius the Great”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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