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Akepsimas the Hermit of Cyrrhus in Syria is known as a desert ascetic of the early Church.

Akepsimas, in the venerable tradition of the desert fathers, dedicated his life to God through solitude, silence, mortifications and prayer.

The patriarch of his day called Akepsimas out of solitude to serve the faithful as bishop. He is recorded to have died at a very advanced age.

Saint Akepsimas the Hermit is commemorated 3 November in the Eastern Christian Churches.


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