Saint Basil the Great Biography
Saint Basil the Great Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||329 AD|
|Country of Birth||Turkey of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Bishops|
|Profession||Priest, Bishop, Archbishop|
|Place of Work||Turkey|
|Date of Death||January 1 379|
|Place of Death||Turkey|
|Feast Day||January 2|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre congregation|
|Patron Saint of||Cappadocia
St. Basil the Great Biography
Saint Bail the great was born around 330 in Caesarea in Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Basil had ten siblings and his family was rich. His mother, father, and four of his nine siblings canonized, including Saint Gregory of Nyssa. He was the grandson of Saint Macrina the Elder.
This friendship lasted for a lifetime, and the two considered themselves a soul in two bodies. Gregory also came from a family of saints; His parents were the Saint Gregory of Nazianzus the elder, the bishop of Nazianz, and Nonna. They only knew the two-way to school and the church.
Basil left Athens in 356, and after traveling to Egypt and Syria, he returned to Caesarea, where for about a year he made rules and teaching rhetoric. Basil founded monasteries and drew up rules for monks living in the desert. He was the bishop and Archbishop of Caesarea. He enjoyed conducting Mass and preached to the crowds twice each day
Basil died on January 1 379 at Caesarea, Asia Minor (modern Turkey) of natural causes.