CHARISIOS. The name of this archimandrite is preserved only by some fragments of the typica preserved at Leiden (Insinger, 38a, Pleyte and Boeser, 1897, p. 182), Vienna (K 9736), and Rome (Vatican, Borgia 231; Leipoldt, 1913, p. 11).
Charisios has left no trace in the Copto-Arabic SYNAXARION; we know of his existence only from the typica of the White Monastery (Dayr Anba Shinudah). These merely indicate his position as archimandrite and the day of his feast, 28 Babah, which was probably the day of his death. They do not specify the monastery of which he was archimandrite, but it is probable that it was the White Monastery itself.
At what period he lived is not known. The ostracon published by Turaev (1899, pp. 445-46) names the first abbots of Faw and adds
Shenute and Moses, but does not mention Charisios. It is therefore uncertain if he was abbot of Faw or of Atrib.
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