Evagrius Ponticus (345-399)

EVAGRIUS PONTICUS (345-399) A Monk, ascetic. He was born at Ibora in the province of Pontus. He studied under the Cappadocian Fathers Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus. The latter ordained him deacon. After visiting Jerusalem, Evagrius became a monk in the Egyptian desert in 383. He lived two years in Nitria and then …

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