Oil Dedicated to St Basil the Great (Patron for Education)
St Basil the Great (Patron for Education) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Basil the Great was a fourth-century bishop and theologian who played a significant role in the development of the Christian Church. He was born in 329 AD in Caesarea, in what is now Turkey, into a wealthy family of Greek descent.
Basil received an excellent education, studying in Athens and Alexandria, where he developed a deep interest in philosophy and theology. He returned to Caesarea in 356 AD and began a career as a teacher and preacher.
In 370 AD, Basil was elected as bishop of Caesarea, and he spent the rest of his life serving his community and promoting the Christian faith. He was a powerful and influential leader, and he played a key role in the development of Christian doctrine, particularly in the areas of theology and liturgy.
Basil also known for his tireless efforts on behalf of the poor and marginalized. He founded several charitable organizations, including hospitals, orphanages, and hospices, and he advocated for better treatment of prisoners and slaves.
Basil was a prolific writer, and he wrote several important theological works, including his famous “On the Holy Spirit.” He also known for his sermons, which were famous for their clarity and eloquence.
Basil was a strong advocate for the unity of the Christian Church, and he worked to reconcile differences between various Christian factions. He was also a champion of the monastic movement. And he played a key role in the development of monasticism in the Eastern Church.
St. Basil the Great died in 379 AD, and he canonized by the Church. In recognition of his many contributions to Christian theology and spirituality. His feast day celebrated on January 2nd, and he remembered as a powerful leader. A compassionate advocate for the poor, and a brilliant theologian and writer.