agapetae

Derivation

  • Greek: agapetai, beloved

Article

1) In the 1st century, virgins consecrated to God by a vow of chastity, but so closely associated with laymen that abuses occurred which the Council of Ancyra (314) condemned.

2) group of Gnostics noted in 395

MLA Citation

  • “agapetae”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2014. Web. 17 December 2017. <>