Saint George the Chozebite was born on the island of Cyprus toward the end of the sixth century. After the death of his parents, he went to Palestine to worship at the holy places. Here he entered into the monastic community of Chozeba between the River Jordan and Jerusalem(Wadi Qelt), and he later became head of this monastery. St George presented the monks example in fasting, vigil and physical efforts. Having lived as an angel upon the earth, he died in peace.
St Neophytos was an Cypriot Orthodox monk, priest, and sometime hermit, whose writings preserved history of the early crusades. Neophytos's life as a hermit attracted the religious in the area who brought him food and gifts.