St Dorotheus

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(6th cent.), spiritual writer. About 540 he founded a monastery near Gaza, of which he became archimandrite. For its members he wrote a series of ‘Instructions’ on the religious life, though not all the 24 items in the edition made in the 9th cent. are his work. He gave a high place to humility, putting it above love.

Subjects: Christianity.

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