Basilius Caesarius: Bishop

In 370 Basil became Bishop of Caesarea. It must have been a great relief to finally have a last name. It seems he wasn't particularly keen on the job, but the Church leadership needed someone with his gifts to take on the growing threat of Arianism. Arianism, simply put, is the belief in, and worship… Continue reading Basilius Caesarius: Bishop

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Basilius Caesarius: Monkeying Around

Basil of Caesarea, also known as Basil the Great to his mum, was born in Cappadocia around 330AD. Cappadocia is a region in the center of what is now Turkey, by all reports its a bit of a moon-scape - an arid bad-lands often covered in snow. He came from an aristocratic family that suddenly… Continue reading Basilius Caesarius: Monkeying Around