Aquarii is a name given to the Christians who substituted water for wine in the Eucharist. It is claimed that the practice widely in vogue at an early time, even among the orthodoxFact|date=February 2007

Catholics consider the substitution an act of heresy. In Greek they were called "Hydroparastatae", or those who offer water. Theodosius I, in his edict of 382, classes them as a special sect with the Manicheans, who also eschewed wine.


"Aquarii" is considered a misspelling associated with Aquarians, as it has another meaning — "Slaves who carried water for bathing into the women's apartments" [] . Other terms used in reference to the Aquarians include the "Encratites" "("the Abstinent") and "Ebionites.

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External links

* [ Triumph of the Church] from "Catholic Truth Publications"
* [ False Religious Denominations Throughout History] from "Traditional Catholic Apologetics"
* [ Material of the Host]
* [ The Church, The Mystical Body] from "Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary"
* [ History of the Christian Church: Heresies of the Ante-Nicene Age] from the Interactive Bible
* [ Aquarians] - Catholic Encyclopedia article

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