Basil o Caesarea

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Saunt Basil the Great
Basil of Caesarea.jpg
Icon o St. Basil the Great frae the
St. Sophia Cathedral o Kiev
Bishop, Confessor an Doctor o the Kirk; Great Hierarch
Born 329 or 330
Caesarea, Cappadocia,
Dee'd Januar 1 or 2, 379
Caesarea, Cappadocia
Veneratit in Eastren Orthodox Kirk
Oriental Orthodoxy
Roman Catholic Kirk
Anglican Communion
Lutheranism
Canonised Pre-Congregation
Feast
Attributes vestit as bishop, wearin omophorion, hauldin a Gospel Beuk or scroll. St. Basil is depictit in icons as thin an ascetic wi a lang, taperin black beard.
Patronage Roushie, Cappadocia, Hospital admeenistrators, Reformers, Monks, Eddication, Exorcism, Liturgists

Basil o Caesarea, an aa cried Saunt Basil the Great (Greek: Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ Μέγας, Ágios Basíleios o Mégas; 329 or 330[6] – Januar 1 or 2, 379), was the Greek bishop o Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asie Minor (modren-day Turkey). He wis an influential theologian wha supportit the Nicene Creed an opponed the heresies o the early Christian kirk, fechtin against baith Arianism an the follaers o Apollinaris o Laodicea. His ability tae balance his theological convictions wi his poleetical connections made Basil a pouerfu advocate for the Nicene poseetion.

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  1. Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ Μέγας ὁ Καππαδόκης. 1 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. St Basil the Great the Archbishop of Caesarea, in Cappadocia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Τρεῖς Ἱεράρχες. 30 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. Synaxis of the Ecumenical Teachers and Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  5. Lutheranism 101, CPH, St. Louis, 2010, p.277
  6. Fedwick (1981), p. 5