Famous Doctor of the Church, Theologian and Bishop of Caesarea.
He was a great buddy of St. Gregory of Nazianzus, 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.
St. Basil the Great Facts and Figures
Name: Basil the Great
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Basil of Caesarea
Birth and Death Dates: 329-379
Celebration or Feast Day: January 2nd
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 79
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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