Thursday, February 20, 2020

Saint Basil the Great – Saint of the Day – January 2

Saint Basil the Great Biography

Saint Basil the Great Profile. Born: 329 AD in Turkey, Europe. Worked in Turkey. Died: January 1 379 in Turkey. Feast Day is celebrated on January 2.


The Feast of Saint Basil the Great – Saint of the Day

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
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Saint Basil the Great
Saint Basil the Great

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. Basil was educated in Constantinople and Athens with his friend Saint Gregory Nazianus (329-390 AD).

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.