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Saint Basil the Great

It is easier to measure the entire sea with a tiny cup than to grasp the ineffable greatness of God with the human mind.

    Facts about St. Basil the Great

  • Basil was a 4th-century Greek Bishop and theologian who cared for the poor and needy.
  • He opposed the heresy of Arianism and boldly taught that Jesus was both fully human and fully divine.
  • Basil established guidelines for monastic life and liturgical prayer. Today, he is honored as one of the Doctors of the Church.