It circulated among various heretical circles; amongst the Encratites (Clem.
3) was common to Marcion and Apelles, while the injunction of fasting $ is attributed to the Encratites (Iren.
Of the nine fundamental laws of that Priscillian, whose widespread heresy evoked from the synod of Saragossa (418) the canon, " No one shall fast on Sunday, nor may any one absent himself from church during Lent and hold a festival of his own," appears, on the question of fasting, not to have differed from the Encratites and various other sects of Manichean tendency (c. 406).
61) about the doctrines of these heretics, it is evident that they were connected with the Encratites and the Tatianians.
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