Basil the Great, Saint
Basil the Great, Saint
Biographical article on the Bishop of Caesarea, who is one of the Cappadocian Fathers, Doctor of the Church, and brother of St. Gregory of Nyssa

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  • Basil the Great, Saint — born AD 329, Caesarea Mazaca, Cappadocia died Jan. 1, 379, Caesarea; Western feast day January 2; Eastern feast day January 1 Early church father. Born into a Christian family in Cappadocia, he studied at Caesarea, Constantinople, and Athens and… …   Universalium

  • Basil the Great — noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329 379) • Syn: ↑Basil, ↑St. Basil, ↑Basil of Caesarea, ↑St. Basil the Great •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basil the Great —    Saint, and one of the three Cappadocian fathers (along with Gregory of Nazianzos and Gregory of Nyssa [qq.v.], Basil s brother), all great church fathers of the fourth century. They were opponents of Arianism (q.v.), including its chief… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Order of Saint Basil the Great — For other Basilian orders, see Basilian (disambiguation). The Order of St. Basil the Great (OSBM Latin: Ordo Sancti Basilii Magni, Ukrainian: Чин Святого Василія Великого, Chyn Sviatoho Vasyliia Velykoho) also known as the Basilian Order of Saint …   Wikipedia

  • St. Basil the Great —     St. Basil the Great     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Basil the Great     Bishop of Caesarea, and one of the most distinguished Doctors of the Church. Born probably 329; died 1 January, 379. He ranks after Athanasius as a defender of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • St. Basil the Great — noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329 379) • Syn: ↑Basil, ↑St. Basil, ↑Basil of Caesarea, ↑Basil the Great •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basil, Liturgy of Saint — • Several Oriental liturgies, or at least several anaphoras, have been attributed to the great St. Basil, Bishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia from 370 to 379 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Basil the Elder — Saint Basil the Elder raised in Neocaesarea in Pontus. The son of Macrina the Elder, Basil is said to have moved with the family to the shores of the Black Sea during the persecution of Christians under Galerius. He married into the wealthy… …   Wikipedia

  • Macrina the Elder, Saint — • Grandmother of SS. Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, and Macrina the Younger Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Simon the Apostle, Saint — ▪ Christian Apostle also called  Simon the Zealot   flourished 1st century AD died , Persia or Edessa, Greece?; Western feast day October 28, Eastern feast day June 19  one of the Twelve Apostles. In the Gospels of Mark and Matthew, he bears the… …   Universalium

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