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!
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!
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!