Monastery Icons Monastery Icons
Order by phone (800) 729-4952
Monastery Icons HOME CATALOG REQUEST ABOUT US CONTACT US YOUR ACCOUNT HELP VIEW CART CHECK OUT
Categories
Special Features
Virtual Catalog
Page through our current catalog!
Express Order
Enter an item number to
add directly to order.
Subscribe
Lean about special promotions and new items. Enter e-mail below.
Home Page : Church Adornments : Cathedral Size Icons : Cathedral-Size Icons of the Saints
St Basil the Great
Click for Larger Image Suggest Monastery Icons To A Friend
Add To Wishlist Send This Image As An E-Card
Share:

St Basil the Great

As you can see from the pulldown "size/price" menu below, this subject is available as a mounted icon in sizes from 19" to 60" tall, and also in any of the options for our Church Banners. It is not regularly available in the smaller sizes for our mounted icons, unless you wish to order large quantities of these sizes -- in which case we recommend you email us with your special request or phone customer service at 800-729-4952.

St. Basil the Great was born at Caesarea of Cappadocia in 330. He was one of ten children of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia. Several of his brothers and sisters are honored among the saints. He attended school in Caesarea, as well as Constantinople and Athens, where he became acquainted with St. Gregory Nazianzen in 352. A little later, he opened a school of oratory in Caesarea and practiced law. Eventually he decided to become a monk and found a monastery in Pontus which he directed for five years. He wrote a famous monastic rule which has proved the most lasting of those in the East. After founding several other monasteries, he was ordained and, in 370, made bishop of Caesaria. In this post until his death in 379, he continued to be a man of vast learning and constant activity, genuine eloquence and immense charity. This earned for him the title of "Great" during his life and Doctor of the Church after his death.

St. Basil was one of the giants of the early Church. He was responsible for the victory of Nicene orthodoxy over Arianism in the Byzantine East, and the denunciation of Arianism at the Council of Constantinople in 381-82 was in large measure due to his efforts. St. Basil fought simony, aided the victims of drought and famine, strove for a better clergy, insisted on a rigid clerical discipline, fearlessly denounced evil wherever he detected it, and excommunicated those involved in the widespread prostitution traffic in Cappadocia. He was learned, accomplished in statesmanship, a man of great personal holiness, and one of the great orators of Christianity. His feast day is January 2.


BUY ITEM SHOWN
St Basil the Great (704) Click for a Larger Image Starting at $179.95
 
BUY ITEM ACCESSORIES
Wooden Stand for 3x4" & 4x6" icons (276MD) Click for a Larger Image $2.95
 


Recently Viewed Products:
Recently Viewed Categories:



Contact Us   ·   Receive Our E-Mail Specials   ·   Privacy   ·   Terms of Use   ·   Request a Catalog   ·   Shopping Help

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus

© 2014 Monastery Icons   ·   Google+
P.O. Box 1429 West Chester, OH 45071-1429 • Order toll-free any time (800) 729-4952
Customer Service 7 am to 11 pm EST • Fax (800) 969-1251