St BASIL-THE-GREATAlso known as BASIL-OF-CAESAREA
Patron Saint of Hospital Administrators, Reformers, Education
Famous Doctor of the Church, Theologian and Bishop of Caesarea.He was a great buddy of GREGORY-NAZIENZEN, from when they started their careers in a remote monastery.
After a pretty good career he stood up against Emperor Valens with the words 'You may threaten and torment us but you will never overcome us.'
Valens thought about this and backed off.
Basil is highly regarded and revered across almost the entire Christian spectrum. Accordingly he has a large number of feast days among different denominations — from January 1st to June 14th. Take your pick.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
COPYRIGHT © 1999-2013. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Please mention Godchecker.com when praying to deities.
Godchecker's article on St Basil-the-great is based on material from ancient texts, original references and our own research. We strive for accuracy and update regularly with new information. If you spot a mistake please contact us and we'll try to fix it.
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : January 2nd
Birth and Death Dates : 329-379
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BASIL-OF-CAESAREA
Popularity index : 377
Visitors often email us asking about St Basil-the-great statues, sculptures or carved figurines of St Basil-the-great. We regret we cannot assist with identifying such items.
REPRODUCTION REQUESTS. This site is copyright and all rights are reserved. If you wish to use our material in your essay, book, article or project, please consult our permissions information page.
SUPPORT THE GODS. Found this site useful? Consider donating a few pennies to the Godchecker Temple Roof Fund.
The Gods told us to do it.