Ascitee

Ascitee (q. d. ἀσκίται, replete) or ASCODROGITE, heretics who appeared in Galatia about 173. They pretended to be filled with the "paraclete" of Montanus, and introduced bacchanalian indecencies into the churches, where they brought a skin of wine, and, marching round it, declared that they were the vessels filled with new wine of which the Lord speaks in the Gospels. Hence their name from the Greek ἀσκός, which means "a skin."- Augustine, liaer. 62; Landon, Eccl. Diet. i, 566. SEE MONTANISTS.

 
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