Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa & Gregory Nazianzus

January 2, 2016 all-day

Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa (his brother), and Gregory of Nazianzus are revered in both the Eastern and Western Churches as the Cappadocian Fathers. Along with John Chrysostom they comprise the four hierarchs of the Eastern Church.
They were bishops of Caesarea, Nyssa, and Constantinople respectively and used their influence to restore the faith and discipline of the clergy, to establish disciplined communities of prayer, and helped formulate the doctrine of the Trinity. Together they rescued the church of the fourth century.