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Chariton the Confessor

Saint Chariton the Confessor (Greek: Αγιος Χαρίτων) (3rd century, Iconium, Asia Minor, 4th century) is a Christian saint. His remembrance day is September 28.[1]

In 275, during a pilgrimage from Jerusalem, Chariton was abducted by bandits and brought to a cave in the Farra Valley. Tradition states that his abductors died by drinking wine that was poisoned by a snake. Chariton decided to remain a hermit in the cave after this miraculous death of his abductors. [2]


  1. ^ Sunday, September 28, 2003, St. Katherine the Great-Martyr Orthodox Mission
  2. ^ Shehaden, Raja (2008). Palestinian Walks. Profile Books. pp. 136–7. ISBN 978-1-86197-899-8. 


  • Leah Di Segni: The Life of Chariton, in: Ascetic Behavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook (Studies in Antiquity and Christianity), Vincent L. Wimbush, Minneapolis 1990, ISBN 0-8006-3105-6, p. 393–421.