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Basil, St

Line breaks: St Basil
Pronunciation: /ˈbaz(ə)l
 
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Definition of Basil, St in English:

( Circa 330–79), Doctor of the Church, bishop of Caesarea; known as St Basil the Great. Brother of St Gregory of Nyssa, he staunchly opposed Arianism and put forward a monastic rule which is still the basis of monasticism in the Eastern Church. Feast day, 14 June.

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