About St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen
Feast Day: January 2
St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen were a fourth century bishops.
St. Basil was a skilled orator who was known for supporting the Nicene creed over Arianism. He also known for his care of the poor and the sick and also for his fight against prostitution.
St. Gregory Nazianzen is called the “Trinitarian Theologian” due to his firm defense of Father, Son, and Spirit as Trinity.
St. Basil the patron saint of hospital administrators, reformers, monks, education, and liturgists.
St. Gregory Nazianzen is the patron saint of harvests and poets.
Mass Readings for the Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church
- First Reading – Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13: “One Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”
- Gospel – Matthew 23:8-12: “The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
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A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
This quote from reminds us that what we do tells people a lot about who we are and what is important to us.
The Council of Chalcedon described him as “the great Basil, minister of grace who has expounded the truth to the whole earth.”
Like St. Basil, he fought against Aryanism. He is sometimes called “the Theologian.”
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