Ascitans

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The Ascitans (or Ascitae, from the Greek word for a wine-skin), also known as Ascodrogites, were a peculiar sect of 2nd century Christians (Montanists), who produced the practice of dancing round burst wine-skins at their assemblies, saying that they were those new bottles filled with new wine, whereof Jesus makes mention, according to the New American Standard Bible translation, Matthew 9:17:

"Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved."

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