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St Macrina

(c. 327—380)

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Basil, St, ‘the Great’

Basil, St, ‘the Great’  

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(c.330–79 [or possibly slightly earlier]), one of the three Cappadocian Fathers. The brother of St Gregory of Nyssa, he settled as a hermit near Neocaesarea in 358; he left his retirement only when ...
Gregory of Nyssa

Gregory of Nyssa  

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(c.330–395),bishop. Born at Caesarea (Cappadocia), the younger brother of Basil, he was given an excellent education at Athens, became a rhetorician, and married. After some disillusionment with his ...
Macrina the Elder

Macrina the Elder  

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(d. 340).A disciple of Gregory the Wonderworker, she was a Christian witness to the faith who went into exile during persecution. There in Pontus she and her husband suffered hunger, deprivation, and ...
St Gregory Thaumaturgus

St Gregory Thaumaturgus  

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(c.213–c.270), Church Father. He was converted to Christianity by Origen in Caesarea. Soon after his return to Neocaesarea in Pontus, his native city, he became its bishop. In 264–5 he took part in ...

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