Charisius is the name of two early Christians:

1. Presbyter and economus of the Church of Philadelphia, who presented himself at the sixth session of the Council of Ephesus, July 22, 431, and laid before the assembled prelates an accusation against two presbyters named Antonius and Jaeobus, who had visited Lydia with commendatory letters from Anastasius and Thotius, presbyters of Nestorius's party, and - had induced the Lydians to sign a creed, of which Theodore of Mopsuestia was the author, excommunicating himself (Charisius) because he refused to accept it. Charisius laid the creed before the council together with a list of those who had signed it, and their anathemas of their former errors. He also gave in a confession of his own faith, in perfect harmony with that of Nicaea. The council condemned the creed produced, as full of Nestorian impiety, carefully abstaining, however, from naming Theodore as its author. See Labbe, Concil. iii, 673-694; Cave, Hist. Lit. i, 417.

2. Bishop of Azotus, one of the subscribers to the Semiarian Council of Seleucia (Epiphan. Haer; xxiii, 874); .

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