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Basil of Caesarea   /bˈæzəl əv kˌeɪsərˈiə/   Listen
Basil of Caesarea

(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379).  Synonyms: Basil, Basil the Great, St. Basil, St. Basil the Great.

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"Basil of Caesarea" Quotes from Famous Books

... famous monks, from St. Anthony, the father of Eastern monasticism, to St. Benedict, the earliest legislator for the monasteries of the West. Among the illustrious men who pass before us in this review, and all of whom are skilfully delineated, are Basil of Caesarea and his friend Gregory Nazianzen, Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Athanasius, Martin of Tours, and the numerous company of saints and doctors nurtured in the great monastery of Lerins. And though an account of the saintly women ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 8, Issue 49, November, 1861 • Various

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