St. Basil the Great (Feast Day – January 2)


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St. Basil was the Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazacain Cappadocia (modern-day Turkey). He was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church, fighting against Arianism. He founded several monasteries and is the Patron Saint of hospital administrators.

He was a man of vast learning, genuine eloquence, great personal holiness and immense charity. This earned for him the title of “Great” during his life and he was recognized as a Doctor of the Church after his death.

Pray for Us, St. Basil the Great!





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