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Gregory The Cellarer

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Gregory born in Constantinople and generally well educated, he was a younger disciple of Lazarus, and became a monk at the Resurrection Monastery at Galesion sometime after 1030. This chapter presents a short descripiton on Bios kai politeia kai askesis tou hosiou patros hemon kai thaumatourgou Lazarou tou en to Galesio, ‘The life, conduct, and ascetic practice of our blessed father Lazarus the miracle worker of Mt Galesion’, ‘Life of Lazarus of Galesion’ on Christian-Muslim Relations. Lazarus was a saint of the 11th century who gained fame for his ascetic life as a Stylite, or 'pillar saint', on Mt Galesion near Ephesus in Asia Minor. A number of events in the Vita offer information regarding interaction between Christians and Muslims, and the perceptions of Christians toward converts to Islam.

Keywords: Christian-Muslim Relations; Gregory; Lazarus



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