Basil the Great Writes to Saint Gregory the Theologian – 1

Basil the Great Writes to Saint Gregory the Theologian – 1

Archimandrite Symeon Krayiopoulos †   Saint Basil the Great was the founder and organizer of coenobitic monasticism. His rules, and the reforms introduced by Saint Theodore the Studite, are still in place to this day. Of course, Saint Basil was not involved with monasticism in an amateur fashion. He was...

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The Theology of Gender – 10. St Basil’s contribution to the canonical tradition

The Theology of Gender – 10. St Basil’s contribution to the canonical tradition

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   In order to evaluate Saint Basil’s contribution to the canonical tradition and spiritual conscience of the Orthodox Church, we have to consider the following presuppositions: First, the canonical writings of Saint Basil are pastoral works that deal primarily with transgressions and aim at restoring the fallen Christian...

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The Theology of Gender – 9. St. Basil the Great

The Theology of Gender – 9. St. Basil the Great

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   St. Basil the Great was indeed a great figure in the history of Christianity, a charismatic hierarch with significant contribution in various areas. With concern to our topic, we will examine the pastoral and canonical aspects of his multifarious work. The most important characteristic of his personality...

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Your Highness, we’ve been defeated: Basil the Great

Your Highness, we’ve been defeated: Basil the Great

Stylianos G. Papadopoulos Until then, Orthodoxy in Cappadocia seemed very much like an islet in the East. Valens let loose the evils of heresy everywhere. The combination of his brutality and cunning brought shocking results. He swept through Orthodoxy and then dug his claws into Caesarea. It’s true to say...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for January 30, 2016, Three Hierarchs

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 30, 2016, Three Hierarchs

    EPISTLE READING Saint Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 13:7-16 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. Brethren, remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their...

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January 1, 2016, Circumcision of Our Lord, Basil the Great

January 1, 2016, Circumcision of Our Lord, Basil the Great

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 2:8-12 Prokeimenon. Mode 1. Psalm 48.3,1 My mouth shall speak wisdom and the meditation of my heart shall bring forth understanding. Hear this all you nations. BRETHREN, see to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit,...

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