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Quotes by "St. Basil of Caesarea"

Saint Basil of Caesarea, (329-379), was the Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). He was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church, fighting against both Arianism and the followers of Apollinaris of Laodicea. His ability to balance his theological convictions with his political connections made Basil a powerful advocate for the Nicene position.

In addition to his work as a theologian, Basil was known for his care of the poor and underprivileged. Basil established guidelines for monastic life which focus on community life, liturgical prayer, and manual labour. Together with Pachomius, he is remembered as a father of communal monasticism in Eastern Christianity.

St. Basil of Caesarea

“It is necessary to confess our sins to those to whom the dispensation of God’s mysteries has been entrusted.”

 It is necessary to confess our sins to those to whom the dispensation of God’s mysteries has been entrusted. Those…

St. Basil of Caesarea

“For prisoners, baptism is ransom, forgiveness of debts, the death of sin…”

For prisoners, baptism is ransom, forgiveness of debts, the death of sin, regeneration of the soul, a resplendent garment, an…

St. Basil of Caesarea

“The woman who purposely destroys her unborn child is guilty of murder”

Women also who administer drugs to cause abortion, as well as those who take poisons to destroy unborn children, are…