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  Domestic-Church.Com: Saint Profile: Saint Basil the Great
Saint Basil decided that his love for God was more important that his success as a speaker, so he sold all that he owned and became a monk.
Basil is 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 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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 Saint Basil the Great - Encyclopedia.com
Saint Basil the Great, c.330-379, Greek prelate, bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, Doctor of the Church and one of the Four Fathers of the Greek Church.
Quiet courage of a humble priest; SUMMONED FROM A LIFE OF PRAYER TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY'S CATHOLICS, BASIL HUME WAS A ROCK OF STRENGTH AND INTEGRITY The death of Cardinal Basil Hume from cancer at the age of 76 marks the end of an era for the four million Roman Catholics in England and Wales.
Saint Eudokia and the imperial household of Leo VI.
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 Saint Basil the Great
Saint Basil's early years were spent at Neocaesarea in Pontus, imbibing the principles of the Orthodox faith from his mother and from his grandmother, Saint Macrina the Elder, a disciple of Saint Gregory the Wonderworker (Nov. 17).
In the doctrinal field, Saint Basil routed the extreme Arians in the Treatise against Eunomius (364) and then went on to attack the Semi-Arians (Homoiousians) who, in spite of their apparent closeness to the Orthodox, were a very disturbing element in the situation with their endless debates about the theological credentials of different churchmen.
Saint Basil's ever-growing renown made him the natural successor of Saint Athanasios of Alexandria, upon the death of that tireless defender of the Nicene faith (373) and, as such, he became the guiding light of Orthodoxy and the most authoritative spokesman of the Truth.
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Saint Basil Academy is the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese home for children in need.
Born to a wealthy and distinguished family in Caesarea, Asia Minor, in 330 A.D., Saint Basil was educated...
Saint Basil Academy was purchased in 1944 by the National Philoptochos Ladies Society, the former Jacob Ruppert estate is nestled among a lush green forest along the Eastern Bank of the Hudson River an hour’s drive from New York City.
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 Saint Basil the Great Orthodox Church
Saint Basil spent the first years of his life on an estate belonging to his parents at the River Irisa, where he was raised under the supervision of his mother Emilia and grandmother Macrina.
Saints Basil and Gregory asceticised amidst strict abstinence in their hovel, without roof and without fireplace, and the food was very humble.
Saint Athanasias the Great (commemorated 2 May), with joy and with thanks to God, welcomed the bestowing of Cappadocia with such a bishop as Basil, famed for his reverence, deep knowledge of Holy Scripture, great learning, and his efforts for the welfare of Church peace and unity.
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 basil - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Basil is a sweet herb used for fragrance and as a seasoning for food.
Basil I (812-886), Byzantine emperor (867-886) and founder of the Macedonian dynasty.
Basil II (958?-1025), Byzantine emperor (976-1025), the greatest ruler of the Macedonian dynasty.
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 January 1: Feast of Saint Basil The Great
Saint Basil the Great was born in the year 329 in Caesarea of Cappadocia, to a family renowned for their learning and holiness.
Basil studied in Constantinople 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, he chose to embrace the ascetical life, abandoning his worldly career.
The truly great Basil, spent with extreme ascetical practices and continual labors, at the helm of the church, departed to the Lord on the 1st of January in 379, at the age of forty-nine.
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 Saint Basil's Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Basil's Cathedral) is a multi-tented church on the Red Square in Moscow that also features distinctive onion domes.
Saint Basil's is located at the southeast end of Red Square, just across from the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin.
The statue was originally constructed in the center of Red Square, but the Soviet government felt it obstructed parades and moved the statue in front of the cathedral in 1936.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saint_Basil's_Cathedral   (471 words)

 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of January 2
Saint Basil was born into one of those glorious families of ten children that included Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Saint Macrina the Younger, and Saint Peter of Sebastea.
Saint Caspar's missionary methods were dramatic in a high degree: the contemporary Saint Vincent Strambi said of his preaching that it was 'like a spiritual earthquake.' Indeed, some of the methods his missioners used were dramatic: they flagellated themselves in the public square, which always resulted in many conversions.
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 (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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 Saint Basil
St. Basil the Great is the principal patron and model for The Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers).
His grandmother, St. Macrina the elder; his parents, Basil and Emmelia; two brothers, Gregory of Nyssa and Peter of Sebaste; and a sister, Macrina the younger, are all acclaimed saints.
The family brought Basil and his siblings up with a remarkable example of concern for the poor, hospitality to strangers, and purity of soul.
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 The Life of Saint Basil #1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
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.
www.basilian.org /Publica/StBasil/Stbasil1.htm   (11955 words)

 Saint Basil, the fool-for-Christ-sake of Moscow
Basil spent his nights on a church porch in prayers and meditation.
Thus, through Basil's prayers before the Vladimirskaya Icon of Theotokos, Moscow and all of the Russian lands were saved from the invasion of the Crimean khan Makhmet-Guirey in 1521.
Saint Basil was buried in Moscow in the church of the Protection of the Most Holly Theotokos that is usually referred to as the Cathedral of St. Basil, fool-for-Christ-sake.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/saints/basil_moscow.htm   (938 words)

 St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
The famous St. Basil's Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible and built on the edge of Red Square between 1555 and 1561.
Basil's was built on the site of the earlier Trinity Cathedral, which at one point gave its name to the neighboring square.
In 1588 the ninth chapel was erected to house the tomb of the church's namesake, Basil the Blessed.
www.moscow-taxi.com /sightseeing/red-square/st-basils-cathedral.html   (1023 words)

 The Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great : Patron Saints
Basil favored the cenobitic life over that of the eremitic, for he believed that in the common life one could more perfectly fulfill the commandment to love God and one's neighbor.
In 362, Basil was ordained deacon, and in 364 he was ordained to the priesthood.  In this capacity, he cared for the spiritual as well as the material needs of the people of Caesarea. ; In the year 370, he became Archbishop of Caesarea.
Macrina was one year older than her brother, St. Basil the Great.  In her youth, she had received excellent formation in spiritual and moral virtues.  Macrina studied Sacred Scripture under the supervision of her mother, Emellia, and grandmother, Macrina.
www.sistersofstbasil.org /patrons.jsp   (365 words)

 Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
Basil's Cathedral) is a multi-tented church on the Red Square in Moscow traditionally perceived as symbolic of the unique position of Russia between Europe and Asia.
Saint Basil's is located at one end of Red Square, just across from the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin.
Saint Basil or Vasily (known also as Vasily Blazhenny, Basil Fool for Christ or Basil the Blessed) is a Russian Orthodox saint born to serfs in 1469 in Yelokhov, near Moscow.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Russia/russia-interest-moscow-stbasils.html   (403 words)

 Saint Basil Academy
Basil wrote the essay when he was advanced in years, for he himself speaks of "my advanced age" as one of the reasons which urged him to accomplish the task.
Basil's education was obtained at the pagan university of Athens, and the pagan Greek classics formed the main part of the curriculum.
Basil's acquaintance with pagan literature is that of an understanding friend, not blind to its worst qualities, but by no means condemning the whole on that account.
www.angelicum.net /html/st_basil_academy.html   (2190 words)

 Saint Basil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Basil loved people deeply and did all he could to ease their sufferings.
Basil wrote against the heresy and preached to crowds about the importance of the Trinity and the Incarnation.
Basil also organized a food kitchen to distribute food and meals to the needy and assisted in prison reform.
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 St Basil the Great
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 had then lost St. Gregory, and being invited back by his bishop Eusebius, and alarmed at the dangers of that church, he hastened to defend it against the persecution of heresy.
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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 Saint Basil Dictating His Rule | Musée du Louvre
Saint Basil (330-379) is seated in the center of the painting.
Saint Basil is surrounded by the founders of the Western monastic orders, whom he influenced.
Saint Basil Dictating His Rule is one of Herrera's masterpieces.
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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.
Basil is known to have exchanged letters with Pope Damasus in the hope of having the Roman bishop condemn heresy wherever found, both East and West.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of March 26
Saint Braulio, son of a Hispano-Roman bishop, Gregory of Osma, became a monk of Saint Engratia's monastery in Saragossa, in 610.
Saint Bede records that the earth was taken from his grave as holy relics.
Saint Patrick, was abbot-founder of the monastery and school at Killeigh, Offaly, Ireland, where he had 150 monks under his direction.
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 St. Basil Cathedral
In the 16th century the tourists admired the beauty of the cathedral, and for the Russians it became the symbol of native history and culture.
Later Saint Basil, Moscow "God's fool" was buried in one of the chapels, hence the name of the cathedral.
St. Basil Cathedral is a symmetrical architectural ensemble consisting of eight chapels surrounding the ninth temple, which is the highest one.
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 The Sisters of Saint Basil The Great
The Order of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great is a community of women dedicated to the spiritual and educational pursuits of the people of God.
Founded in the fourth century by St. Basil the Great and his sister, St. Macrina, the community is a religious order of the Eastern Catholic Church.
Basil and St. Macrina urged their followers to be "co-workers with God" in the task of developing the potential of each human being through education and development of the whole person.
www.stbasils.com /history.html   (307 words)

 Saint Basil The Great Russian Orthodox Church Webpage -- Belle Vernon Pennsylvania
Basil's was founded on July 17, 1983 by a group of devout Orthodox Christians who wished to maintain the True Faith according to the teachings and Traditions of the Orthodox Church.
The new and permanent home of St. Basil's is a beautiful church which is situated on 7+ acres of land in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County.
Saint basil the great russian orthodox church outside of russia belle vernon pennsylvania monnessen charleroi monongehalea donora uniontown pittsburgh mon valley mid mon-valley saint basil russian orthodox church belle vernon rostraver township church orthodoxy synod of new york
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 Architecture of Saint Basil's Cathedral - Moscow, Russia
The church is actually the Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God, known as "Theotokos" or "Bogoroditsa" in the Orthodox Church.
But most know it as Saint Basil's Cathedral, named after the man who roamed the streets of Moscow trying to win converts during the reign of Ivan the Terrible (Tzar Ivan IV or Ivan Grozny).
The largest is at the center of the cathedral known as the Church of the Feast of the Pokhrov.
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Saint Basil, a forefather of the Greek Orthodox Church, is thought to have died on the first of the year.
The table for Saint Basil’s Day is loaded with Kourabiedes shortbread, thiples, honey, nuts, fresh fruit, olive branches, and other symbols of happiness and wealth.
Saint Basil didn’t know who owned which piece of jewelry so he baked it into loaves of bread.
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 Saint Basil the Great Medals
Saint Basil was born to a noble and religious family in the year 329.
Four of his siblings are canonized as Catholic Saints, along with his mother (Emmelia), father (Basil the Elder), and grandmother (Macrina).
He is the patron saint of hospital administrators.
www.inhisname.com /JewelryPages/saint_basil_the_great.htm   (55 words)

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