Cyril of Scythopolis

Cyril of Scythopolis

Cyril of Scythopolis (525-558 AD)- Christian monk, priest and Greek[1] historian of monastic life in Scythopolis (Palestine) in the early years of Christianity (6th century AD). Described seven lives of Palestinian saint monks after his arrival to the monastery of New Laura in 555[2]. Cyril of Scythopolis spent about 10 years the Monastery of Euthymius, otherwise known as Khan el-Ahmar[3]. His works (one of which called The Lives of the Monks of Palestine) remains one of the famous sources of that time monastic life.

According to John Moschus, the well-known story of Saint Mary of Egypt is told in Cyril of Scythopolis's life of Saint Cyriacus[4].


  1. ^ Byzantium and the Arabs in the sixth century By Irfan Shahīd Page 156 ISBN 0884022846 (2002)
  2. ^  "Scythopolis". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  3. ^ Euthymius (Khan el-Ahmar), by Kelly Jordan, University of Notre Dame, Summer 2000 Field School
  4. ^ St. Mary of Egypt, The Community of Hope, Catholic charitable organization

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