Feast Facts with St Basil the Great

02 Jan 2019

Today is the feast day of Saint Basil the Great, who was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church, such as Arianism – the belief that Jesus, as the Son of God, was created by God, and therefore neither coeternal nor consubstantial with the Father.

Here are three Fast Facts about this great Saint. Want to learn more about Saint Basil? Click here.



  1. St Basil the Great was both a fighter for truth and an advocate for social justice. Which one am I more like? How can I learn to do more for “truth” or “justice”?


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