Samaria (Sebaste; Sebastiya)‎ - St. John the Baptist (?)

ll. 43-45

In Sabastia, where the body of St. John rests, there was a big church; now it has fallen down to the ground. Only where the tomb of the glorious Baptist is placed has it partially not fallen, and there is a church where the prison <was> where he was beheaded. The bishop Basil, 25 priests, monks, and clerics.

(transl. McCormick)

Mention of monks among the personnel of the churches of Sabastia, from an official report ordered in AD 808.