Christian Cyclopedia

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(from Gk. stylos, “pillar”). Hermits who lived on pillar tops, esp. in Syria, but also Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and elsewhere, 5th–10th cents., with isolated cases down to modern times. Also called pillar saints. See also Simeon Stylites.

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