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Feastday: June 15
Death: 380

Hermit and writer, also called Orsiesius. A follower of the famed St. Pachomius in the desert hermitages of Egypt, he assisted the great cenobitic leader in drafting the rules to be adopted by the communities of early monks. He then succeeded Pachomius as head of the cenobites at Tabennisi, although he was forced to step down for a brief period. St. Jerome also translated into Latin Orsisius' treatise on ascetical theology.


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