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Acoemetae
also called "Acoemeti" and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. an order of monks in the 5th century, who by turns, kept up a divine service day and night

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  2. The order was founded about the year 400, by one Alexander, a man of noble birth, who fled from the court of Byzantium to the desert, both from love of solitude and fear of episcopal honours

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  3. Greek akoimetai, from

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  4. When Alexander returned to Constantinople to establish the laus perennis, he brought with him the experience of a first foundation on the Euphrates, and three hundred monks

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  5. The enterprise, however, proved difficult, owing to the hostility of Patriarch Nestorius and Emperor Theodosius II

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  6. Driven from the monastery of St. Mennas, where he had been reared in the city, and thrown with his monks on the hospitality of St. Hypathius, Abbot of Rufiniana, he finally succeeded in building at the mouth of the Black Sea, the monastery of Gomon,

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