Aquarii is a name given to the
Christians who substituted waterfor winein 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" [http://www.chlt.org/sandbox/perseus/harper/page.978.a.php] . Other terms used in reference to the Aquarians include the "
Encratites" "("the Abstinent") and " Ebionites.
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