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Acoemetae

Acoemetae  

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(Gk., akoimētai, ‘sleepless ones’).Orthodox ascetics in general, and in particular monks following the rule of Basil. The term may be applied more generally to Eastern Christian ascetics.
Adamantius

Adamantius  

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The name of the orthodox protagonist in the 4th-cent. dialogue De recta in Deum fidei, and commonly supposed to be its author. It is a disputation first with two disciples of Marcion and then with ...
Apodeipnon

Apodeipnon  

(ἀπόδειπνον, lit. “after supper”), compline, the liturgical hour that completes the monastic day with prayer for a tranquil night free from sin and evil dreams. First seen in the Longer ...
Apollinarius

Apollinarius  

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The heresy which denied the completeness of Christ's humanity. Apollinarius (or Apollinaris) (c.310–c.390), who was an upholder of orthodoxy against the Arians, became Bp. of Laodicea c.360. His ...
Arianism

Arianism  

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In Christian theology, the main heresy denying the divinity of Christ, originating with the Alexandrian priest Arius (c. 250–c. 336). Arianism maintained that the son of God was created by the Father ...
Armenian literature

Armenian literature  

Armenian literature begins with the invention of an individual script by Mesrop Mas̆tocʼ (c.360–439). Although familiar with Greek and Syriac, Armenian church leaders needed a written form of ...
Basil Elachistos

Basil Elachistos  

(“the least”), archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (mid-10th C.); according to R. Cantarella (BZ 25 [1925] 293), he was born in Seleukeia.Basil wrote a commentary on the speeches of ...
Basil, Liturgy of St

Basil, Liturgy of St  

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This liturgy exists in two forms, of which the earlier and shorter is the ordinary liturgy of the Coptic Church. This form has served as a model for modern Eucharistic Prayers, notably the Third ...
Basil of Ancyra

Basil of Ancyra  

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(4th cent.), Arian bishop. Elected to succeed Marcellus in the see of Ancyra in 336, he was deposed at the Council of Sardica in 343, but reinstated by Constantius c.348. He took part in various ...
Basil, Rule of St

Basil, Rule of St  

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The monastic Rule put forward by St Basil the Great, which is the basis of the usual Rule followed by religious in the E. Church. The most widespread form of the Rule consists of various Basilian ...
Basil the Great, Saint

Basil the Great, Saint (329–79)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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Doctor of the Church and one of the four Fathers of the Greek Church. He founded a monastic community, and

Basil, St

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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(c. 330–79),

Doctor of the Church, bishop of Caesarea; known as St Basil the Great. Brother of St Gregory...

Basil, St, ‘the Great’

Basil, St, ‘the Great’ (c.330–79)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(c.330–79).

One of the three Cappadocian fathers, and the first of the three Holy Hierarchs of

Basilie

Basilie (c.330–379)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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St Basil the Great (c.330–379),

monk, hermit, and bishop of Caesarea, is quoted once by the Parson

Basil the Great

Basil the Great   Reference library

Barry Baldwin, Alexander Kazhdan, and Nancy Patterson Ševčenko

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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bishop of Caesarea (from 370/1), writer and saint; born Caesarea in Cappadocia ca.329, died probably in Caesarea 1 Jan. 379...

Caesarea

Caesarea  

(Καισάρεια, mod. Kayseri), metropolis of Cappadocia. When its enthusiastic Christians destroyed pagan temples, Emp. Julian deprived Caesarea of municipal status, but it soon recovered to flourish ...
Cappadocian Fathers

Cappadocian Fathers  

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St Basil the Great, St Gregory of Nazianzus, and St Gregory of Nyssa (qq.v.).
communion

communion  

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The partaking of the consecrated elements at the Christian eucharist. Along with Lord's Supper it is also (as in the Book of Common Prayer) another name for the whole service of the eucharist.[...]
Compline

Compline  

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The seventh and last of the daytime canonical hours of prayer; the office, originally directed to be said immediately before retiring for the night, appointed for this hour.
Didymus the Blind

Didymus the Blind  

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(c.313–98), Alexandrian theologian. He was a staunch Nicene in trinitarian theology, but he was condemned as an Origenist at the Council of Constantinople in 553, and much of his vast literary output ...

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