St. Basil the Great, 2 January 2017

St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia

Commemorated on January 1 Orthodox Church

January 2 Episcopal and Catholic Church

 

Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, “belongs not to the Church of Caesarea alone, nor merely to his own time, nor was he of benefit only to his own kinsmen, but rather to all lands and cities worldwide, and to all people he brought and still brings benefit, and for Christians he always was and will be a most salvific teacher.” Thus spoke Saint Basil’s contemporary,

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Source: St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia – Orthodox Church in America

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