Gregory of Nazianzus (330-389 A.D.), also known as Gregory the Theologian or Gregory Nazianzen, was a 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople, and theologian. He is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of the patristic age. For more about this saint, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Saints Alive! | St Basil
Basil was born in 330 at Caesarea in Cappadocia, of a Christian family. A brilliant scholar and a virtuous man, he started by becoming a hermit but was made bishop of Caesarea in 370. He fought against the Arians and wrote many notable works, in particular the monastic rule that bears his name and which many monks in the East follow to this day. He was also generous to the poor. He died on 1 January 379. For more about this saint, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Divine Office | Two bodies, but a single spirit
In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading from a sermon by St. Gregory Nazianzen (329 - 390 A.D.). Gregory Nazianzen, “Gregory of Nazianzus”, was the son of Gregory, Bishop of Nazianzus, a Christian convert. (Nazianzus is a small town in Cappadocia, now the village of Nenizi in the Turkish province of Aksaray). He is one of three men we call “the Cappadocian Fathers”. These three were active after the Council of Nicaea, working to formulate Trinitarian doctrine precisely and, in particular, to pin down the meaning and role of the least humanly comprehensible member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit (credit: Universalis.com). For a reflection, "Two bodies, but a single spirit," please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Divine Office | The Lord gives life to the body in the Spirit
In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading from the book "On the Holy Spirit" by Saint Basil the Great, bishop (330-379 A.D.).
For a reflection, "The Lord gives life to the body in the Spirit," please click on the image.
Peace be with you!