Jan 02

Saint Gregory of Nizianzus

January 2nd IV century

Basilio (Masculino)
People named Basilio use to celebrate 2-Jan:
Saint Basil the Great
Other saints
Other saints named Basilio
in Nacianzo, in current Turkey
January 2nd
Memory of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory of Nizianzus, bishops and doctors of the Church. Basil, Bishop of Cesarea of Capadocia (today in Turkey), surnamed "the Great" by his doctrine and wisdom, taught the monks Scripture meditation, work on obedience and fraternal charity, ordering their lives according to the rules which he himself wrote. With his distinguished writings he educated the faithful and shone for his pastoral work in favor of the poor and the sick. He died the day one of January of 379. His friend Gregory, was Bishop of Saintcina, in Constantinople and, finally, of Nazianzus. He defended the divinity of the word vehemently, deserving therefore be called 'theologist.' The Church is proud to celebrate the memory of such two great doctors together. Roman martyrology