Spoudaei (Σπουδαῖοι, zealous)

was a name given by Eusebius (Ecclesiastes Hist. 6, 11) and Epiphanius (Expos. Fid. n. 22) to ascetics, in reference to their diligence in fasting and prayer, and alms deeds, etc.

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