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  Basil of Caesarea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Basil, Gregory Nazianzus, and Basil's brother Gregory of Nyssa are called the Cappadocian Fathers.
Although Basil advocated objectively the consubstantiality of the Holy Spirit with the Father and the Son, he belonged to those, who, faithful to Eastern tradition, would not allow the predicate homoousios to the former; for this he was reproached as early as 371 by the Orthodox zealots among the monks, and Athanasius defended him.
Most of the liturgies bearing the name of Basil, in their present form, are not his work, but they nevertheless preserve the a recollection of Basil's activity in this field in formularizing liturgical prayers and promoting church-song.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Basil the Great
Basil the Elder, father of St. Basil the Great, was the son of a Christian of good birth and his wife, Macrina (Acta SS., January, II), both of whom suffered for the faith during the persecution of Maximinus Galerius (305-314), spending several years of hardship in the wild mountains of Pontus.
Basil still retained considerable influence in Caesarea, and it is regarded as fairly probable that he had a hand in the election of the successor of Dianius who died in 362, after having been reconciled to Basil.
Eusebius of Samosata was banished, Gregory of Nyssa condemned and deposed.
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 Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol. VIII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Basil retorted that none of these threats frightened him: he had nothing to be confiscated except a few rags and a few books; banishment could not send him beyond the lands of God; torture had no terrors for a body already dead; death could only come as a friend to hasten his last journey home.
Basil was human, and occasionally, as in the famous dispute with Anthimus, so disastrously fatal to the typical friendship of the earlier manhood, he may have failed to perceive that the Catholic cause would not suffer from the existence of two metropolitans in Cappadocia.
262, and in the appendix to Migne's Basil.
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 St. Basil the Great (329-379)
St Basil was one of the group of great oriental theologians to whom, under God, we owe our right belief in the Trinity and the Incarnation, and also the chief organizer of ascetic community life in the East.
St Basil's primary task as archbishop was the defence of the Catholic faith, which he carried out for the rest of his life with unflinching courage, great intellectual power, and a charity and desire for agreement with his opponents (though not at the price of orthodoxy) unusual among theological controversialists.
St Basil's life as a bishop, in fact was lived in the midst of the sort of miserable muddles so common in the history of the church, when everybody is more or less in the wrong, no one trusts anybody else, and Christian charity is very little in evidence.
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 St. Basil the Great
Basil's mother, Emmelia, was the daughter of a martyr who had suffered at the time of Diocletian's persecutions, while the grandfather on his father's side had hid in the thick forests of Pontus with his whole family during the course of seven years.
Basil and Gregory were intensely occupied with the study of Sacred Scripture under the direction of the ancient commentators, in particular, Origen, from whose works they compiled the collection, "Philokalia" (which has nothing in common with the present-day ascetical anthology bearing the same name).
Gregory the Theologian describes Basil the Great's appearance thus: a well­proportioned figure with a full, light brown beard, a slow gait, the absence of haste in movements and speech, and inner concentration; everything in him evoked esteem, and even his adversaries would bow before him.
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 Orthodox Christian Saints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Basil the Great was born in Caesarea in Cappadocia in 330 AD.
After becoming a Christian, St. Basil toured the eremitical (hermit-like) establishments of monasticism in Egypt, Syria, and Mesopotamia, and decided to follow such a way of life.
Basil wrote He reposed in the Lord in 379 AD.
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 Basil the Great
Basil was born in Caesarea of Cappadocia, a province in what is now central Turkey (more or less directly north of the easternmost part of the Mediterranean, but with no seacoast).
Basil expresses a definite preference for the communal life of the monastery over the solitary life of the hermit, arguing that the Christian life of mutual love and service is communal by its nature.
Basil died in 379, shortly after the death in battle of the Arian Valens removed the chief threat to the Nicene faith to which Basil had devoted his life.
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 The Life of Saint Basil #1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Basil's father was a noted rhetorician, well-known throughout Pontus both as a lawyer and as a teacher.
Basil's reputation as a serious and brilliant student was such that he was excused the usual high-jinks of initiation.
Basil was horrified that the man who had baptized him, whom he had come to love and revere as a father, should be so weak.
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 St Basil the Great
St Basil the Great, the illustrious doctor and intrepid champion of the church, was born towards the close of the year 329 at Caesarea, the metropolis of Cappadocia.
Basil established a monastery of men on the opposite side of the river, which he governed five years, till in 362 he resigned the abbacy to his brother, St. Peter of Sebaste.
Basil was justly admired, not so much for his extraordinary learning and eloquence as for his profound humility and eminent zeal and piety.
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 St. Basil the Great
Basil was indeed one of the greatest pillars of the Church.
Basil was the Archbishop of Caesarea in the province of Cappadocia.
Basil that all the people in his district would soon have all their earthly belongings taken from them and their city would be completely stricken with poverty and starvation.
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 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Christian Cyclopedia
Basil was early exposed to zealous Christianity by his grandmother, Macrina the Elder, and mother, Emmelia.
Basil the Great as Revealed in His Works, in The Catholic University of America Patristic Studies, LVII (Washington, 1939); G.
MPG, 29–32 (Basil the Great); 35–37 and 38, 9–846 (Gregory of Nazianzus); 44–46 (Gregory of Nyssa).
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 January 2 Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Basil and Gregory were born in Asia Minor in the year 330.
Basil's grandmother, father, mother, two brothers and a sister are all saints.
Basil died in 379 at the age of forty-nine.
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 SAINTS AND FEASTS
Saint Basil the Great was born about the end of the year 329 in Caesarea of Cappadocia, to a family renowned for their learning and holiness.
Basil studied in Constantnople under the sophist Libanius, then in Athens, where also he formed a friendship with the young Gregory, a fellow Cappadocian, later called "the Theologian." Through the good influence of his sister Macrina (see July 19), he chose to embrace the ascetical life, abandoning his worldly career.
The truly great Basil, spent with extreme ascetical practices and continual labours, at the helm of the church, departed to the Lord on the 1st of January, in 379.
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 Life of Saint Basil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
He spoke out for the orthodox faith in front of him and judged him because he had accepted the erroneous beliefs of Arianism and was maltreating and fighting savagely and ferociously the churches of the orthodox.
Basil's father was from the Black Sea and his mother from Cappadocia (from a place called Karamania).
Basil the Great was tall in appearance, spare and fleshless.
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 Basil of Caesarea : Basil the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
He should not be confused with Basil Fool for Christ[?], a Russian Orthodox saint.
The principal theological writings of Basil are his De Spiritu Sancto, a lucid and edifying appeal to Scripture and early Christian tradition, and his Refutation of the Apology of the Impious Eunomius, written in 363 or 364, three books against Eunomius of Cyzicus, the chief exponent of Anomoian Arianism.
One liturgy that can be attributed to him is The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, a liturgy that is somewhat longer than the more commonly used Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom; it is still used on certain feast days in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of January 2
Basil is the patriarch of Eastern monks and the patron saint of Russia (White).
He is one of the four great Greek doctors of the Church, and closely associated with two of the 'Cappadocian fathers,' Saint Basil and Basil's brother Gregory of Nyssa, in the final defeat of the Arian heresy.
Of the saints of the order to whom she had a great devotion, she was particularly drawn to Saint Thomas Aquinas, for one time, to overcome temptation of thought against purity, she threw herself upon a cartload of thorns.
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 St. Basil the Great
Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom.
Great is their blessedness, which proceeds from their direct contemplation of the glory of God.
Great are the achievements of faith!/ In the fountain of flame as in refreshing water,/ the holy Martyr Theodore rejoiced./ He was made a whole burnt offering in the fire/ and was offered as bread to the Trinity./ By his prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.
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 Joseph McSorley
Three of these, Macrina, Basil, an Gregory are honoured as saints; and of the sons, Peter, Gregory, and Basil attained the dignity of the episcopate.
At the end of his sojourn at Athens, Basil being laden, says St. Gregory of Nazianzus "with all the learning attainable by the nature of man", was well equipped to be a teacher.
The truth is that St. Bail was a practical lover of Christian poverty, and even in his exalted position preserved that simplicity in food and clothing and that austerity of life for which he had been remarked at his first renunciation of the world.
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 Catholic Online - Saints & Angels - St. Basil the Great
Basil the Great was born at Caesarea of Cappadocia in 330.
Basil was one of the giants of the early Church.
Basil fought simony, aided the victims of drought and famine, strove for a better clergy, insisted on a rigid clerical discipline, fearlessly denounced evil wherever he detected it, and excommunicated those involved in the widespread prostitution traffic in Cappadocia.
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 Basil the Great, Saint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
There he wrote much of the Longer Rule and of the Shorter Rule; on these the life of the Basilian monks is based.
Through his rules Basil was a spiritual ancestor of St. Benedict.
As counselor (365) and successor (370) of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea and head of most of the church in Asia Minor, Basil established Nicene orthodoxy over Arianism in the Byzantine East.
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 Basil the Great, Bishop, Theologian
He was born in 329, after the persecution of Christians had ceased, but with parents who could remember the persecutions and had lived through them.
Ten times a year the Eastern churches use the Liturgy of St Basil rather than the more usual Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.
It differs chiefly in having a more elaborate Anaphora (the prayer of consecration offered over the bread and wine), expressing some of his characteristic turns of thought, probably dating back to his time and used by him, and possibly composed by him personally.
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 Basil The Great Mouse Detective
Basil's another of those 'properties' that starts as something humble like a film and soon turns into a t-shirt, video, ice cream flavour and eventually computer game.
So, from the basement of 221 b Baker Street, Basil must rescue his loyal friend Dr Dawson, who's been kidnapped by the evil criminal masterrodent Professor Ratigan.
Basil isn't abysmal, by any means - it's just bog standard, and that's disappointing from Gremlin.
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 St Basil the Great - Texts, Background and History
As one of the unshakeable foundation stones of the Church of Christ, / thou bestowed on us all a legacy that cannot be taken from us, / and thou sealest the bequest with thy teaching, O Basil, holy father.
St Basil's Prayer at the Ninth Hour - Read at the end of the Ninth Hour, at the commemoration of Christ's Passion, imploring is compassion upon undeserving sinners.
A Prayer of St Basil - The famous prayer of St Basil, invoking the graciousness and clemency of God upon a weak and humble humanity.
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 Holy Fathers  St. Basil the Great    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This fearless champion of the Orthodox Faith, St. Basil the Great, was born in Caesarea in 329.
According to his friend, St. Gregory, he lived at all times cheerfully and in such great poverty--even after he was made bishop--that when he died in 379 there was not enough even for a small tombstone.
Not only had his monument already been long erected in the hearts of Orthodox Christians, but the Church chose to honor him as one of the great "Three Hierarchs," together with St. John Chrysostom and St. Gregory the Theologian (their feast is celebrated on January 30).
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 'Nice little girl' taps golden wall
This year's crab feed at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church was buzzing.
The fund-raiser for the Vallejo church is an annual event, but they'd never had anyone like her attend before.
And she walked into St. Basil's in her old hometown and wondered if they would remember her.
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 Saint Basil the Great
Basil the Great, Saint, c.330–379, Greek prelate, bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, Doctor of the Church and one of the Four Fathers of the Greek Church.
Converted to the religious life by his sister, St. Macrina, he withdrew (c.357) to a retreat in Pontus.
As counselor (365) and successor (370) of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea and head of most of the church in Asia Minor, Basil established Nicene orthodoxy over
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 Sisters of St. Basil the Great
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