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Basil the Great (Basilius the Great)

Born: 329? AD
Died: 379 AD.

Nationality: Greek
Categories: Bishops, Religious Icon


Basil the Great is a Greek saint and church father.


Went to Constantinople and spent four or five years there and at Athens, where he had Gregory Nazianzu.


365 - He was ordained presbyter of the Church at Caesarea.


370 - Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, died, and Basil was chosen to succeed him.


- Basil entered into connections with the West, and with the help of Athanasius.


371 - He was reproached by the Orthodox zealots among the monks.


379 - Basil suffered from liver illness that cause for his early death.


- Basil the Great ios the brother of Gregory of Nyssa.




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