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(d. before 396),

Egyptian hermit. He became a disciple of St Antony and succeeded him as leader of the monastery of Pispir after his death. Some of his sayings are preserved in the ‘Apophthegmata Patrum’, and a collection of fourteen letters is ascribed to him. Feast day, 16 Jan.

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